Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere can really be a time-suck.
But they can also be pretty amazing when you reconnect with someone you haven’t seen since high school.
And even more so when that someone is a wonderful Christian woman who is doing amazing things to help promote purity amongst the younger generation.
Melissa is one such friends and the co-author of a new book with Pam Stenzel called Nobody Told Me: What You Need to Know About the Physical and Emotional Consequences of Sex Outside of Marriage…
Teens have their whole lives ahead of them, but making poor choices can undermine their hopes for a bright future. Too many young adults look back on decisions they made in the heat of the moment and regret the path they chose—they wish someone had told them how premarital sex could negatively impact their future relationships. Here is a book to help teens make the right choices when it comes to sex, based on actual questions the author has received from real-life teens.
Nobody Told Me is written for young men and women who want passionate, long-lasting marriages in the future but haven’t considered how the decisions they make now impact their chances for fulfillment. This accessible book contains information teens need about the physical, emotional and spiritual risks associated with premarital sex, as well as guidelines for making healthy choices. Teens have questions about sex, and now there is somewhere to find the answers.
Between my seven years as a volunteer youth worker, five years as a public school teacher and helping with Unfading Beauty, a fashion show that promotes modesty, I feel very passionate about helping the next generation understand the importance and value of purity. Especially in a world that devalues it – an understatement to say the least.
I know there are lots of books out there on this very topic, but I really do think this is unique. The format is “social-media style” – a sort of Facebook layout, with questions and stories from real teens. It is honest and Biblical and relevant to all teens, whatever their background or experience.
And it is a book for parents too, because it will give you a glimpse into the minds and lives of teens in this age. I will definitely be hanging on to it for future reference – I don’t want to be in the dark when it comes to what my boys are being bombarded with from this culture and their peers.
I strongly suggest you read Melissa’s guest post over at the MOB Society to hear more of her heart. You will be moved.
While you’re there, you can enter to win a copy of this fabulous book!
And then come back over here, because you can win a copy here too!
Just leave a comment here about who you would share the book with to enter!
And, if you’d like, a few extra optional entries as well…
*Follow Melissa’s blog, Fill My Cup
*Post about this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook, including a link to this post! If you tweet, just copy and paste this tweet: Enter to win an important book on purity from @Pam_Stenzel and @MelissaNesdahl at @homewiththeboys! http://bit.ly/hfh2b9
I want to thank Melissa and Pam for putting this valuable book into the marketplace and for sending me a copy to review! Please spread the word to those you know in youth ministry, parenting, anyone who works with teens!
This giveaway will be open until Thursday, March 3rd at 9:00 p.m. CST, when a winner will be chosen at random!
Disclosure: I was provided a book to review, but received no other compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.