Early in my motherhood adventure I realized I could solve my kid’s problems for them. Not every problem. But for the most part when they had an issue I could step in and be the solution.
I could mentor and equip my kids to solve their issues; which is much more time consuming, brain draining, and sometimes quite frustrating.
But for me, the most important lesson I want to teach my kids is how to think.
It’s that whole “give a man a fish” thing-
Give him a fish and he’ll eat for a day… or teach him to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime.
I don’t want to train my kids to only turn to me for solutions. I want to help them think in Biblically and emotionally healthy ways, so they can learn the fine art of becoming a solution finder. I want to help them learn to process life choices in grounded, mature ways.
If I only tell my kids what they can and can’t do, I’m establishing rules for them to follow. This is a part of parenting for sure- but it can’t be the whole part.
If I teach them how to think, I’m establishing healthy processing patterns that will serve them when they’re no longer under my immediate watch.
For example, I don’t want my kids to text and drive. I’ve taught them this rule. But to help them learn to process the dangers of driving while distracted, I decided to have a family discussion.
Last week, I asked each of the kids to come to a scheduled family dinner equipped to present a brief report on the dangers of texting and driving. And just as a little incentive, each person that brought their report would get their name put in a hat for a cash prize drawing.
(I’m all about incentives. And it doesn’t take much to motivate cash-poor teens.)
As the kids presented their reports, I saw the light bulbs coming on in their thinking processes. They weren’t just learning a rule; they were discovering how to think about this dangerous habit. They were passionate about it. And the best part? They all owned the solution of committing to not text and drive.
They owned it. Not because I preached a rule at them. But rather, because I helped them learn how to think through this danger for themselves.
The Bible instructs us to teach our kids the truths of God by talking and processing with them all throughout the day. Obviously, texting and driving isn’t a Biblical truth but how powerful it is to apply a Biblical mindset to every issue we face.
So be it a Scriptural truth, or processing life stuff in general, I think the secret is tucked within the beautiful words of Deuteronomy 11:18-21 (NIV):
“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many…”
And speaking of my kids, I’m excited to announce the release of my newest book, What Happens When Young Women Say Yes to God, co-written with my daughter, Hope. Today, I’m giving away 3 copies! To be entered to win, leave a comment below telling me who you would give this book to and why.
How fun that you co-authored this with your daughter!!! 🙂 🙂
I would give this book to a couple of parents that I know who are currently raising tween and teen girlies.
I would give this book to my 20 year old daughter in law, to encourage her to follow The Lord. I know this will impact my son in a positive way as well .
Thank you for being such an inspiration Lysa!! I’m a mother of two sons, and I gained a daughter when I married my husband almost 2 years ago. She will be 12 years old the 13th of this month, and I think your new book would be a wonderful book for her. I feel as a 12 year old, almost teenager, my step-daughter would benefit tremendously from yours and your daughters inspiring words. She is a wonderful, loving little girl and keeping Godly inspiration in her life as she grows will only make her an even more wonderful young lady.
I would love to give your book to my two daughters!!! You always have such great words of encouragement and ideas that make life as a woman a little easier!!!
What a blessing to be able to write with your daughter!!!
What a great lesson to learn while my children are still young! Would love to read this book.
I would give this to my sister (who would let me borrow it too 😉 because she is raising two beautiful girls!
I would love to give this book to my daughter….as she begins her teen years, I want her sold out to God.
I love you, Lysa! Every day you make me think and laugh. Two very important things to do every day!
I would give this book to my 16 year old daughter. She has a heart for God and wants to help teenage girls now, and when she becomes an adult. I want to do all I can to help her become all that God is calling her to be.
I would most definitely give this to my soon-to-be seventeen year old sister. She is currently struggling with her belief in God, and she is leaving for college next year. I am praying that God reaches her fully before she leaves home, so that she will not stray from Him when she doesn’t have family near to guide her. I think this book would help her, as much as the original helped me!! Thank you!!
I would give this to my 17 year-old daughter. She is trying to find her religion now and isn’t coming to church with us anymore.
God has blessed me with 2 beautiful daughters. Although they still may be a bit young for the book, I definitely think it would be a beautiful gift. Thank you Lysa.
I would give this book to my daughter, who is 21. I am a Christian, and her dad, my ex-husband is an atheist. I know her heart is with God, but I also know she struggles and feels torn.
I have a 12 year old daughter who could benefit from this book! Great idea!
I would give this to my beautiful 8 year old daughter…who is still at a tender age and has accepted Christ, but has not yet faced the challenges of that decision. I pray that she will be equipped with strength and courage, to trust in God in and through all things.
This book sounds like the perfect gift for my daughter and both of my nieces!
I would love to use this book in a Bible study I have weekly with 6-10 girls. Plus I have three daughters to share it with as well! Thanks 🙂
I would give the book to my pre-teen daughters because that’s exactly what I want them to do – to say Yes to God. And to remind myself that this is what I want to do as well. Through them, I am reminded. And I learn.
i would give this to my 18 yer old daughter who is in her freshman year of college. I have already seen great changes in her heart for God and would love to encourage her with this book.
I have a 14 year old daughter and would love to read this book with her. Thank you!
I would give this book to my daughter as she is 13 and I want her to learn the importance of saying yes to God and floowing his lead in everything, as teens seem to think they know all and you never were a teen in your life I feel reading and inplanting this in her head will get her to a better understanding on whats important in life.
So excited when your emails pop up in my inbox. I wish I had found you much sooner but know the lessons I learn can still apply with my older kids.
Lysa, I love your honest, transparent, but extrememly helpful and truthful writings! I never thought there would be anything better than seeing my own children – not only accept the love of God – but to be sold out to Him, but I have that found there is – it’s the ultimate joy of seeing a couple of my grandaughters passionately seeking Him – I would so love to give your new book to my daughter, and then pass it along to the grandaughters – what a seed to sow into their lives!
I would give it to my 15 year old daughter, Sarah. She got baptized yesterday!
I would read it with my daughter and pass it on to my accountability partner for her and her teenage daughter to read together.
I would give this book to my 16 year old daughter, Caraline. She has a lovely spirit and is currently yearning and seeking her own personal relationship with God. I want her to have other perspectives that just what she hears from “Mom”. By the way, my Bible study group is just finishing Unglued and I have absolutely LOVE it. Thanks a million!
I have three granddaughters that I would circulate this book with. Oh, that they could avoid my mistakes and learn to have Biblical thinking at an early age would be a wonderful gift for everyone in their lives.
I would love to have this book to give to my neice. She is almost 11 and her father is muslim. Her mother is my sister and is on her way to having a relationship with God. I have been praying for them to become a family with Christ in their hearts and have that wonderful relationship with them that gives me and my family so much hope!
I’m the women’s ministry leader and we are a church plant. We have so many young ladies in our bible study and church. I would love to give this book to one of our special gals!!
I would give this to my daughter that is about the same age as Hope. I think she would benefit from reading this book written by someone close to her age.
I would share the book with friends who have teen daughters and eventually read it for myself since my own dear daughter is not far off from the teen years. There are so many young girls who will benefit from this message!
This is so awesome. Thank you for your ideas on how to teach our children to think. I’ve read your book, “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God.” Looking forward to sharing this new book with my daughters!
I would read this book with my 9 year old daughter. I want her to grow up to be a woman of God. Recently, she’s been reading a children’s devotional as well as reading her Bible more. I think this book would be a wonderful way for her to continue learning about God as she grows and matures.
I homeschool my 2 daughters aged 13 and 16 and would love this resource for our devotion time. I am always looking for ways to help communicate Biblical truth to my kids and this would be a unique way to start conversation and inspire action.
I would give this book to my 14 year old niece. They have so much to learn at that age and don’t always want to listen to mom so I think a book co-written by someone in their generation will help tremendously.
Excited about your new book… and to have written it with your daughter, so very cool! I have a friend in mind who I would love to give it to, who has a daughter with so much potential!!
Lysa~ You truly inspire me to want to be a better person, mother, wife and most importantly follower of Christ! Our kids are our most treasured gifts, taking the time to openly discuss real life issues will only help them to succeed in such an uncertain world. I look forward to seeing you at Women of Faith!! I would definitely keep this book for myself as I have 3 beautiful girls. Getting some advice and inspiration along the way can only help:))) Thanks!! Brandy
I have a granddaughter with whom I would share this book. She is wise beyond her years, but I realize, that without proper training this could get her into trouble. She is gifted musically and I pray she learns to live in God’s word at a young age and serve Him.
I would give it to my son’s girlfriend, Chelsea, who is searching – searching for meaning in her life, and healing from the past.
I would love to give a copy to my 14-year-old niece. She could use the encouragement.
I would love to give this book to my daughter. She is a teacher of young women besides being young herself. If they can learn the principles when their young it will reflect in their lives and others they touch.
Lysa ~ Just love the idea of co-authorship with your daughter and as always, God Himself 🙂 Thank you. I would share a copy of your book with both my daughters ~ one in college and one getting married in just over a month ~ 😉 No matter what life season or stage, God yearns for us all to say yes to Him ~ always and forever, yes.
I would give this book to a co-worker of mine that went through a divorce a few years back and has been struggling with raising a teen daughter and a son on her own. Both the mother and the daughter are lost and need to be encouraged…
I would give this book to who I just found out is pregnant today!
I would give it to my daughter 13, her friend and my cousin who is 17! Loved this!
I have read all of your books so far, Lysa and have shared some with my 17 year old daughter. I would so love to give this book to her for her Confirmation…what a fitting gift for a young woman becoming an “adult” in our church community! Thank you for all you do to make being a Jesus girl relevant in today’s times!!
I would LOVE to give this book to my 16yr old daughter, princess of the King, Brittany!!!!
I would love to read this with my daughter. she is a high school senior and in the middle of making choices that will affect her life for years to come. Every tool that helps us equip our children to make wise biblical choices is time well spent.
I would love to give one to my future daughter in law. My son and she are getting married in May and she came to know the Lord two years ago. I think the book would be a wonderful blessing for her.
I would give this book to my 22 year old daughter who was a passionate servant of Christ until her dad (a former minister) left our family for another woman. Now my duaghter is struggling with her faith and embracing the world and all of it’s enticements.
I would share this with my 21 year old daughter.
I would give this book to my 20 year old daughter. She’s a jr. in college, majoring in youth ministry and currently working with Wyld Life – the jr. high version of Young Life. Besides trying to teach and guide early teen agers, she’s still going through the college age years of development and has struggles of her own. At this age, she doesn’t usually seek my advice and when she does, if it’s not what she wants to hear, she tunes it out. She’s “doing” all the right things for school and for others, but sometimes I think she forgets to plug herself into God in a personal way. I think the book could speak to her as she speaks to her jr. highers, but it could also speak into her life.
I would give this book to my daughter bc she’s in middle school and is searching for what God would have her Di with her life.
I just started your Unglued bible study and I love it! Your daily emails are so inspirational. Thank you for sharing your life in such a comical, but Godly way 🙂
I would love to read this book! Even though I have no children of my own, I mentor both boys and girls at my church!
Lysa our whole family of women love you and love how God speaks through you! I would give it to my younger sister as she is about to graduate college and embark on a new journey in life.
What about those of us who have taught them like this, guided them and prayed for them…and they still make huge mistakes along their journey. Please address this….for those of us who have young adult children.
I’m excited about this new book and would share it with my 17 year old daughter 🙂
Thanks Lysa! I would give the book to my daughter. This is her first year in college and I am seeing her try to stay in the word, but the world of college life is getting in the way. I think it would help her balance and ground her daily walk.
I would give this to my tween daughter. She has a great mind but is very strong willed. I am an overprotective parent and I think she is resistive sometimes because I am too restrictive. The book a great “voice” for her to have other than mine! 🙂
I would give this book to my daughter who is getting married this June. Saying “I do” to a nice Christian young man is something all moms wish for their daughters. But for her to say “Yes” to God is far more important and life changing than marriage. This would make an excellent wedding gift from her mom or dad on her wedding day!
I would give this book to a beautiful teenage girl at church that I am mentoring.
I would love to give this book to my step daugther shes at that fragile time in her life where wrong decisions and thoughts come to play. I think this would help set her in the right path. SOmetimes as much as you try to guide them they dont listen to you but maybe reading about it from someone else would help. Shes 18 and going through those stages.
I would love to give this book to a single mom friend who is struggling in her relationship with a 23 year old daughter. The young girl has turned away from GOD, after being in a Christian school most of her growing up years. The mother feels like she can’t do anything right at this time.
I would give this to my sister whose husband has terminal cancer who right now is doing ok but i believe mentally he has given up. This book would be a wonderful gift for her to help her through this trying time and just for her to know that no matter what God is w/ her and understands what she’s going through even though we don’t. I’m excited about the book and can’t wait to read it 🙂
I would love to read this with my 13 year old daughter. She has seen some horrible things in her life. We adopted her at the age of 4. Two and half years ago, my husband returned home from Afghanistan with PTSD and TBI. He has been very abusive to our family. I want her to know that she has a loving heavenly Father that loves her and will always be there for her. I have tried to be a good example for her and show her that with God we can do anything. My foremost desire is for her to be a godly young women. Thank you so much for your wonderful devotions. They remind me that I am not alone and unlovable. Bless You and your ministry.
I love that you have co-written this with your teenage daughter! A dear friend of mine is really coming into her relationship with the Lord and her teenage daughter is struggling with why her mom has decided to open her self so wide open to God. Her mom and I have been praying for her to see that you can be a woman of faith and and not lose who you are as a person. I believe this book would be a great way for them to bond, and hopefully open more discussions up!
This is AWESOME! I would give this book to the young ladies at church, who come from a group home. These girls come from very bad home situations and live on site at their school. They attend my church and this would awesome for their cottage to share for devotion time.
I would give this book to my daughter, Jordan, who is 15. “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” is one of the most beneficial reads for me so far – I even shared it with my women’s fitness ministry and we went through it in small groups all over the US. It was life-changing and amazing. Thanks for adapting it for young women!
I would give this book to my 20 year old daughter who has been dating her boyfriend for 2 years. He said he was a christian when they started dating but has since confessed he is not and that he belives in a higher power (no one in his family is a beliver). My hope would be that she would find strengh in the book to know that she belongs to God and not to her boyfriend.
I would give this book to my 15-year old niece who’s already had some battles to overcome, an eating disorder and depression being the big battles. She loves God but faces the troubles and pressure our society places on young girls. Thank you Lysa for your wisdom, devotions and inspiring ways. You are a true blessing!
I would give this book to my daughter who is a newly-wed and in her first year teaching 3rd grade in a public school. Right now, she is mentally drained and worn out dealing with the struggles of children who do not respect any type of authority nor fear authority in general. My daughter and new son in-law are devoted to God in all areas of their lives and surround their lives serving God and their church. She has taught a sunday school class since she was a Sr. in High School – going on 5 years now, in charge of Children’s church and a Youth Pastor’s wife. I feel she would find your book refreshing!
I would read this book for myself and then give it to my young daughter to have in her “arsenal” as she faces the world in front of her.
Lysa, thank you for sharing your thoughts and lessons with us!
I have five daughters and I echo this most important lesson!
I would love to give your book to my oldest girl, who is 19 and is easily influenced, often in a negative way. I would love (and I pray for that every day) for her faith to grow and to passionately follow God.
This easy….my daughter Jess who is saying yes to following What The Lord wants her to do even when it doesn’t match up to what she wants…this surrender is amazing in my strong willed goal oriented gal…think this would just challenge her even more! I am excited!
That’s great advice!
I would give this book to my oldest daughter who is 14 and going on her very first mission trip alone this summer! So excited to see what God is doing in her life! 🙂
I would give this book to a sweet younger friend who is mentoring teen girls in our youth group and through coaching. She is also raising money to become full time staff at CRU and I am sure it would be a great resource for her! I would also give her a copy of What Happens when Women Say Yes to God. Love her heart!
I would give this to my daughter in law. I am so thankful for her! She is such a good mom to my grand kids and I know that she would love to read this in perpetration of my granddaughter becoming a tween.
I would love to give this book to my 12 year old daughter. Thanks for sharing.
I would give this to my almost 14 year old daughter. She has been drawing closer to God since she was molested in 2011 by a friend’s father. She has talked about this in front of groups at church, she is reaching out to other teens on Facebook that post they are having issues with life and self worth, she has attended a Dare 2 Share conference 2 in Columbus, Ohio, and we are currently trying to plan a trip to go to Africa to stay with the missionaries our church supports (though we may have to wait until next year because of the cost of the trip to raise enought money). She already knows that she wants to go into the medical field – pedatrics, but she wants to volunteer for everything she is able to do in helping children right now. She voluteered as a cheer instructor for our church’s Upward basketball program, and voluteers just about every Sunday in helping with our church’s childrens ministries. She has a heart for God, but has faced many challenges with the kids and some adults at her school after finding out she was mollested. She has been bullied, but takes up and defends others when she sees they are being bullied. Because of all of the stress she has faced, she has chronic stomach problems that doctors dont seem to be able to help with. This book would be another encouragement for her to keep fighting all she has and is going through. (sorry so long!)
Lysa and Hope, I would give this book to my sister Amelia because she teaches a youth girls Bible study and she would love your book for her girls!
Would love to read this WITH my daughter:)
I would give the book to my daughter, who is growing in her relationship with the LORD.
My 8th-grade daughter and I need to read this book! My daughter could use some encouragement as she strives to let Jesus shine in her large public school. She doesn’t have many Christian friends there, and she struggles every day.
I would definitely share a copy with the 2 most important women in my life..my mom and my daughter…..both of who I would love to see grow closer to God. I had a much too long break in my life form God and I would love to see my daughter get this figured out while she is young. My mom, while I think she is a believer, really doesn’t like to talk about God and her beliefs and I miss being able to share this part of my life with her.
I am a mother of a 2 year old and expecting my second in September. I would love to read a book by you about parenting these young minds and raising them to love our Lord. Some days i tis just harder than others.
I would love to share a copy of your newest book with my mother in law so we can read it together and then discuss on weekly walks.
I have two daughters – Sarah (16) and Lauren (15) who are both “God Girls” – Winshaped for 6 summers if you “know what I mean” and they would LOVE this book. How incredible and what a journey for you to write with your teenage daughter – I am in awe!
I would give this book to the Teen Moms ministry at our church.
I would give this book to my teenage daughter. She is struggling in many ways right now and is learning to lean on God. This book might give her the extra that she needs on her journey.
I would give a copy of this book to my daughter, Elisabeth. She is growing into a thoughtful and confident young woman, and at 16, I would love to encourage her to put that energy into seeking the Lord and following His plan for her life. She is such a blessing!!
I would donate it to a girls seminar my church holds for local teen girls.
I would love to read this book with my 12 year old. I know she is at such a pivotal point in her life as she grows into a young women.
I would give this book to my teenage daughter who has been struggling with where she fits in. She lost her dad to suicide in 2011 and has overcome many obstacles at school and in her church life to make new friends. We moved to a new town to give her a fresh start and it was a rough start, but with the help of our church and her youth group she is learning more and more about who she wants to be in Christ. She has begun choosing better friends and setting higher standards for herself instead of just conforming to the friends she is around. I am really proud of her and want her to see how saying Yes to God can change her life forever.
I am often very thankful that my parents chose to raise me to think for myself. Although it was sometimes hard and I simply wanted them to decide things for me, their choices training me when I was young have shaped me into who I am today.
I would love a copy of this book to read for myself and then pass on to the teenage girls in my life.
I would give this book to my former daughter-in-law. While she is no longer part of my family (and we are still recovering from the damage) I really want her to discover her true worth. She has struggled with drug addiction, abuse and abandonment. She cannot accept her real value and pushes the good away. She tells me she has found God but I fear for her. I can’t reach her anymore…except in prayer but I would get this to her. I have read so much of your writing and heard you speak. I want Brandy to have that experience.
I would give your book to my oldest daughter who will be 14 in 2 weeks and is graduating from 8th grade and headed to high school. High School terrifies me!!! I do however, love my relationship with my daughter and her friends. They/She wants to be around me. They/She want to tell me things that happen at school, between friends, who likes who etc. It makes me very sad when I hear parents speak of their teenage parents and say how their children are embarrassed for them to be around. I read your book Radically Obedient, Radically Blessed. I have recommended it to many. My daughter and I love reading books together and would love to read you new book!!!
I would give this book to my former daughter-in-law. While she is no longer part of my family (and we are still recovering from the damage) I really want her to discover her true worth. She has struggled with drug addiction, abuse and abandonment. She cannot accept her real value and pushes the good away.
I loved this article. I would give the book to my 12-year-old niece. She struggles with friendship/drama at school and her mother doesn’t teach her to handle it, in my opinion, the right way!
I would give this book to Jennifer who leads the youth drama team at our church. Just last week we were discussing the need she has discerned for working with some of those young ladies in a Bible study. This would be the perfect tool for her to use.
I would give the book to one of my 3 new daughter in laws.. They then could pass it on to the next one!
I would share this book first with my mother as she and I are the closest women to my 4 year old little girl. Being a mom of a little lady can be so incredibly scary these days for so many reasons. I am on my own personal journey to strengthen my relationship with the Lord and I want to take the two most important women and little women on my journey as well as encouraging their own. But I also just began a new job in my daughters Catholic School where I am surrounded by girls in preschool through the 12th grade that I know would tremendously benefit from your book. Your book fits in perfectly with a work project that I would like to pursue. The idea is centered around bringing young girls together on a weekly basis and involving them in a Christ centered leadership group. They would learn lessons, equip themselves with the tools needed to not only survive but thrive as s child of God and giving them the confidence and leadership necessary to be a witness to others. I am so excited about your book…I cannot wait to see you in Syracuse on March 16th and again at She Speaks in July. You are my writing inspiration and I pray that God will bless my heart and my fingers with His words to share.
I have a 19 year old and a 17 year old daughter…they have alot of issues to face in the world today…this book would be a real blessing to them in making good choices and trusting God!
I would give this book to my 2 beautiful nieces who’s parents divorced a few years ago. They are teenage girls who have struggled with all of the horrible things there father has done to them and said to them. Although they know the Lord, this would be a great way for them to see what amazing things happen when you let him in your life/heart completely. All of those bad memories and words can be erased and replaced with new beautiful memories and words by a God that loves us unconditionally.
I would read this book with my teen daughter and then donate it to our Church library.
Wow, Lysa. Thank you sooo much for your faithfulness in writing us. I love reading the emails I receive. I would love to give this book to my niece Nicole. She is 11years old, and is JUST LIKE ME! She is the oldes, and she has a heart that is so sesnitve that it sometimes breaks when you look at her wrong. I can relate, as I was just as sensitive as a child, and even today have to fight to take constructive criticism. She is just starting to attned church, and I think it would be AWESOME for her to read your book and KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that she is a child of God. Take care, and thanks again for your dedication.
I’d love to read the book to my daughter, but she’s only 4! That being the case, I would most likely start lending it out to friends with older daughters who could return it when my little is big enough to understand the full meaning.
I am raising my 10 year old granddaughter. I want her to know there is no greater love than God’s love. She also has fears and I want her to know when you serve and love God, you have no reason to fear life or the surroundings. I want her to believe this with all her heart.
I would give this book to my daughter who is 22. She has always had the strongest walk growing up. Now she is a journalist in Indiana and bombarded by the world’s voices. She loves to read and needs a devotional type book that immerses her in God’s truths.
I would give this book to my 16 year old sister who is having a hard time getting over a break up with her first love. I believe if she focus her time and attention on Jesus her strength and faith will be renewed.
I would love to be able to give this book to my young niece. She is away at college right now and could use some encouragement of how much God really loves her. Going to school away from home and working to pay for school doesn’t leave much time to make new friends and I think this book could help her to feel better about herself and life in general.
My almost 11 year is excited about saying yes to God in many big and small ways. I am so blessed to watch her make choices to honor Him and would love to have this tool to share with her!
I’m raising three girls so it would be tempting to keep for myself but I think I would give it to my oldest niece who is 20 and could use a book like that.
I would give this book to my daughter, who is 18. I believe this will help her continue to grow in her love for the Lord and to help her understand when things happen or don’t happen.
I would love to give this book to a girl who I’ve known since she was four. It’s my friend’s daughter. I’ve watched her grow from a frilly little princess into a 13 teenager on fire for God. Despite the divorce of her parents and then another divorce between her Mom and Stepdad just recently, she continues to thrive in school, in church and in life. She doesn’t care what anyone else thinks about her feelings for Jesus…she is bold in her faith…even at her public school. She has a serious gift that I wish I had at 37! Here is a Facebok post that she wrote this morning…(I deleted her last name for privacy)
17 hours ago via mobile
I don’t know how some people live their lives without jesus in it. I know i would be completely on the wrong path and lost if i didn’t know jesus. Who do you pray too? Where do you think your soul will go when you die? I can’t stress how important it is to me to know that i’m safe, i’m forgiven, and i will always be loved all because of what jesus christ did for ME and everybody else in this world. Truly amazing. ❤
I would like to win this book to share with my 22 year old daugther. She is living on her own now, three hours away from home and is having a hard time finding a church to attend. The other problem is that it’s hard for her to go to church by herself. The few friends she has made, their chuches haven’t felt like home to her yet. She loves God, that is no question but I know how much she needs that spiritual uplifitng. I feel that she can gain much from this book.
I would give this book to my 19 year old daughter. She has questions about God that i cant always answer and she is trying to guide her boyfriend to follow her in her christian walk that is so fresh right now.
I would give the book to my granddaughter Adrianna so she will realize that only with God things good and true will come to her she has a very sad past with her mother and I pray got healing of that in her heart
I would love to get a copy of your book so I can share it with my daughter and the rest of my family including my mom, sister, sister-in-law, and nieces. We are all Jesus girls and have really enjoyed reading your other life-changing books! You write in such a relatable, knowledgeable, Biblical, and funny way! We love it! Thank you for inspiring an honest and realistic look at life and it’s quirks . . . and providing hope! I am so happy to hear that your daughter Hope has co-written this with you. What a blessing!
I would love to read it with my 11 year old son… as I need him to get a good healthy start in life for his relationships with the opposite sex.
I have four daughters, so we could definitely read this together. I’d then pass it on to my sister, who has has three daughters. What a great experience to write a book with your daughter!
I would gift this to my BFF and her beautiful 13
yr. old daughter who has so much amazing God potential bubbling over in her it is a joy to watch!!
I would give this book to my best friend because I read “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” and it showed me that God is working through us and He uses us for His glory. My friend is experiencing a time right now where I believe God is calling her to a better purpose and a deeper relationship with Him.
I would share this book with my 3 daughters. The oldest is in college and very active with Christian organizations & church. Then we have 2 seniors in high school who will be going off to college next fall. They all love the Lord and are active in their daily walk with him. We know it is so very important for them to get connected to a local church during college. I feel this book would be another valuable resource for all my girls to draw closer to Him.
I would share this with my 4 daughters, ages 22, 19, 15 and 12. They are all seeking to know and love their Savior more intimately, and this sounds like it would be good for all of us. My husband might even use it in our family devotion time!
I would love to read this book with my daughter!
I would mail this to my daughter who has two wonderful children. A little girl that is 4 years old & a little boy that will be two this July. Even though she has a Masters degree in early child education she has decided to be a stay-at-home Mom. She is my HERO! Both her & my son-n-law sacrifice in order for her to be with the kids. He works at Lowe’s & has advanced but income is still very tight. She does her best to use coupons etc but still at times the load gets heavy. Since I live in another state we pray together over the phone. I know this book would be a tremendous blessing to her.
I would like a copy of this book because its hard to say yes to God in the hard places of my life. Usually I compartmentalize what places I want to give God control of and then I hold back on some other areas….where I want to control. I would also give a copy of this book to a close friend of mine who works with me in reaching out to women who are less fortunate and are lost without Jesus. I know that she could use this book as a boost as well!
I would love to give this book to my beautiful, talented and God-seeking niece who will turn 16 day after tomorrow. I watched her come into this world and have a special bond with her. Maybe in a few years she can lend it to my own currently 9 year old oldest daughter! :()
I would give this book to my 15 year old daughter who hosts a bible study in our home on Sunday nights with her friends – all freshman in high school. I would love for them to read this to discover all God has for them when they say “yes” to Him!
This book would be excellent for my daughter who is still dealing with an ex-husband who treats her with no respect. He enjoys controlling each situation that comes along. She continues to get stong in God however after many comments the past comes back and she is in a battle with believing in herself. This book may help her to become strong and stay strong. It would be a wonderful book for us to discuss and share.
I would love to have this book! I feel my daughter should read it along with me. She is pregnant with her 2nd child. She and her husband are both God fearing people, and she would truly love this journey. Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂
What a wonderful gift. I would love to give it to my almost 11year old granddaughter Aaliyah. She is growing up way too fast and I would love to read it with her and talk to her about it. She surely is not ready to handle it on her own but maybe with my input she would begin to find her way.
Enjoyed the post, Lysa. As for the book, and I’d love a copy, I’d give it to my young adult daughter, Meghan. As a young teen, she gave her life to the Lord. During those years, she faced tremendous challenge and heartache, things which test even the stalwart of faith. In her last year of college, she openly confessed her struggle with whether she’d really been saved, and how she could see God’s patient, loving heart continuing to woo her, and draw her; reveal Himself to her and confirm His word in her. She immediately asked to be baptised, as a public demonstration of her faith, and has been in happy fellowship with believers. In the few years following, she’s had blessings such as God openning doors for a teaching job; she’s also had the heartache of a broken relationship, and the confusion which follows when you’re just so sure the godly young man whom your dating must be God’s answer to your prayers. I long for her to know that not only does her Heavenly Father have plans for her (some fulfilled, many yet to be..) but that He does and will bless her, and provide for her every need, and as He so often does, her deepest hearts desire.
I’m sure whoever you choose will be blessed by the book, though, so thanks!
I would like to give this book to my 15 yr old granddaughter. You continue to bless me with your books and your website. Blessings to you, Elaine
I would love to have this book! I am beginning to lead the Young Ladies’ Ministry at my church soon and I only have 4 girls which makes this a great study for them! I would love to be able to read this book first and go through it again with my girls 🙂
I would use it in our youth group.
A great gift! I would love to give it to a young girl that I have had the privilege of going to church with since she was a baby! She’s growing into such a beautiful young lady, inside and out. She really seeks to continue to grow as a Christian and I would love to support her any way I can!
Thanks for all your posts! I saw you speak in Roanoke at EWomen Conference last year and everything you say I can always identify with!
I would love my 7th grade daughter to read your book. Written by a mom and daughter, this would allow her to identify with the great adventure of walking with God.
I would give the book, “What happens when young women say YES to God” to my 29 year old daughter who teaches 7th grade girls. My daughter has said, “Yes” to God in some difficult situations and it would be an encouragement to her as well as an excellent resource for her as a teacher/mentor to younger women.
sounds like a wonderful book! i would like to share with my sister who is raising 3 girls.
I would give this to my 13 year old daughter. She has become very passionate about learning more and more about God. She’s going on her first mission trip this summer and has already been talking about being a camp leader for Clear when she becomes old enough. She’s an inspiration for us all.
Very excited about this book coming out! I would pass this book on to my daughter, Hilary. Hopefully we would read it together. She is approaching her 21st birthday and her final year of college. Soon she will be spreading her wings. It’s been a joy to watch her on her own personal journey with God. She has a heart to invest in other young women around her. I so look forward to the thoughts you and your daughter will share in this book. I’m sure it will encourage me as I seek to mentor teen and college age young women. Praying for this coming generation of young women. They face great challenges. Our God is greater.
I would give the book to my daughter who is 26 years old and will be getting married in August. She loves children and i know she will some day (Lord willing….SOON) make an amazing Mom.
You must have done some things right. Your daughter wrote this with you. That says many words without having to loose your voice.
I would give this to a young girl I’m mentoring. She is a victim of abuse and I know she struggles with many things at such a young age and will continue as she ages. She would benefit from knowing Chrust is her shield and refuge.
I’d give the book to my 16 yo daughter.
My daughter and I would read this together. We’re at the beginning of preteen years and it seems like a great book to get started on early.
I’m a 50 yr-old with three kids: an 18 yr old (still at home, about to leave for college in fall) and two college aged kids (20 and 22 yr old) and I’m afraid I’ve been a parent who’s taught rules and not thinking, as much as I’ve wanted to raise “thinkers”. I’d love your book so that my youngest and I can read it together and learn, and then hopefully I can change to be a better parent as I continue to mold and guide (as I’m able) in the remaining time I have while influencing these lives God has entrusted me. Your other books have been practical — I’m assuming this one will be as well!
I would love to give this book to my teenage daughter. She went on her first winter retreat with her youth group this past weekend. On Saturday night she sent me a text around 10:30 pm that said, “can I just say that I’m not the same person I was before I came!” Immediately my eyes filled with tears because I knew God was working in her heart that night! Glory hallelujah! She gave her life to Christ when she was 4 & now she’s growing & learning what it means to live your faith, not just know it in your head. I pray she will be salt & light to those around her, especially her peers.
Loved the post. I would give the book to my daughter to use in her teen mentoring.
I would like to get the book for my niece for us to read together and discuss. She is 13 and at a very important time in her life. I would like to invest in her life and point her to God.
I would love to give this to my 16 year old daughter. She accepted Jesus into her heart at a very young age. As a junior in high school she is dealing with a tremendous amount of peer pressure and refuses to give in which means sometimes her ‘friends’ don’t include her. But she loves and trusts that the Lord has a better plan for her.
I would like to give a copy of this book to my great niece. Sh has just entered the ‘teen’ world and is so easily swayed by peer pressure and the desire to loved and in the in crowd. She is being raised by Godly parents and with Godly principles, I just think this book would help her stay on track with God.
I would share this with my daughter. We are going through many challenges as a family which is causing her faith to be tested. I do not always have the answers. It would be my hope that God work work through this book to help strengthen my daughters faith. It might be an answer to my prayers because I don’t want her to lose faith in God and I’ve been asking for a way to reach her.
I would give this book to my daughter-in-law as she has lived in the home she is in now for several years, put in a new kitchen, flooring etc. Thought she would live there forever. Her children go to a christian school which is quite a distancw from where they live. However their son who has a car and has been driving himself and his sister to school, but he is going off to college in the fall. His sister just turned 13 and will not be driving for quite a few years. She told me today that God has been speaking to her to sell that house and move closer to the school. She felt, God was telling her NOT to put so much love into a house. and to LOVE and trust God to show her his will. for them..
I have two teen daughters who I know would benefit your writing, Lysa! Just as I have!
I would love to read this book with my 13-yr old daughter Grace. She is named for God’s incredible grace and she is just entering the stage in her life where distractions are calling her away from what we want her to focus on. Her heart is still soft and we pray that she makes the decision to trust The Lord with all her heart.
How exciting that you wrote a book with your daughter! It sounds like something I could read with my daughter? Thank you for the opportunity to win one!
I would give this book to my daughter because I want her to become a strong woman of God and learn how to look only to Him for help. I want her to know that ALL her help comes from the Lord. To learn from other christian women and men wo love the Lord.
I would love to give this to my 41 year old daughter who has an 18 year old and an 8 year old. She has brought them up in the word of God, but it is a struggle for her to raise her daughters when the outside world bombards them with temptations and lies. She constantly waters their lives with the word of God, but ultimately the Lord has to be real for them in their lives. My granddaughters have both accepted the Lord without prompting from me and my daughter and I thank God for his faithfulness.
I would give this book to my oldest daughter who is a senior in high school. This week she finds out what scholarships, if any, she will get. Her life will change in a big way. What will God’s plan for her be? I would love for her to have this book to begin a new chapter in her life!
I would give this book to an English student that I have. I am a missionary in Mexico and have a few English students here. Melissa is not a Christian but is open. She has had issues with depression and low self-esteem. I am on the look out for good Christian books to give her that will help her and help me in reaching her for Christ.
I would love to give this book to my best friends daughter, who is 15 almost 16 years old. She struggles with self-imagine and I know this would be a blessing to her.
My 17 yr old niece who lives with us part of the week just went to Jr prom this past weekend with her girlfriend. This was her “comng out” She has struggled with her sexuality and is crying for help. She is so precious! She is distancing herself from her mom, my sister, who deals with major depression. She recently shared with her mom her confusion with her sexuality. This has added to her mom’s depression. My niece is lashing out at her mom. She has chosen to distance herself from her dad. Her parents divorced when she was 7.
I also have a 12 yr olf adopted daughter with huge abandonment and rejection issues who projects all her pain on me. She was sexually molested at a very young age biy birth relatives! She also needs to understand and embrace God’s love for her and nothing is imPOSSILE WITH God.
2 Books wold be awesome!
I would give this book to my 14 year old daughter. She’s sold out to God right now and I want to make sure she stays that way when facing all kinds of trials and tribulations. We recently moved which meant she didn’t get to go to the high school she thought she would attend. She was quite devastated. And to be honest so was I! However, we’ve talked and talked about why God might have moved her here. We’ve discussed the fact that he has a plan for her life and a plan for her high school years. Even though it’s not at the school she wanted. I think your book could make a huge difference in the way she views her classmates and those she comes into contact with every day. Thanks!
I raised boys, so now that young women are coming into my life through them, I am both awed and overwhelmed by the mentoring, teaching, and guiding that is naturally happening. Just being a girl is not enough. Being equipped through Him first and then through others to then impart along the way is a blessing. I look forward to your book, because I know that when young women say yes to God, great things happen!
I would give the book to my daughter, Amberly, who is 13. I think the best thing I can do as a mom is give her godly tools, examples, and inspiration to be the young woman that Jesus wants her to be!
I would love for my daughter to have a copy of this book. She is just now learning to follow the right path with our Lord and will be leaving to college pretty soon, and I think reading this book will help her when she is on her own and hopefully will make right decisions for herself and continue in the right path.
I would give it to my amazing daughter Julia age 13 she wants to be grown up so fast! Could use some extra guidelines.
I would want to share this book with my 13 year old daughter. She is navigating her way in her faith walk, and trying to find her own identity in who she is in His eyes. I pray for her to find and discover what He sees in her!
I would love to share your book with my 12 year old daughter. I feel that there is so much for me I learn in order to be a good parent for her and though we are raising her with God’s word, it would be a great help for both of us… Thank you so much!
I would give this book to my daughter because she is married to a man who, I wont say does not believe, but because of his single mother upbringing, has issues with giving it to God. They now have a new daughter, and I want my daughter to be the best she can be for my granddaughter and her husband. I am hoping that if my son in law sees a transformation in my daughter, and that she wants my daughter to be a Christian as well, that he will want to submit to Gods calling, so that he can be the man that God wants him to be.
Our pastor (and friend) forwarded your article to us. He is aware that I recently have been searching for a book for our oldest daughter, who will be graduating from grade 12 this June. She is in a relationship with a kind young man but I have been desiring to further provide ways or resources with regards to her relationship with God. What Happens When Young Women Say Yes to God, sounds like a great opportunity to resource my daughter.
I loved your article today about teaching your children to think! I know that it does take a lot of energy, but so worth the process. This new book you have written will go well in teaching our girls to think! I know my daughter would love to read this book because she loves to absorb information! Thank you for the opportunity to get this book. 🙂
I would give this book either to my daughter, who is almost 15; or to a neighbor who is 19 and is struggling to follow God.
I would share this book with our 2 daughters. While they are still young, it is never too early to start them in a relationship with God.
I would love this book! My husband is a children’s pastor at our church. I would love to read new ways to encourage our girls with their walk with God. Then pass it on to our youth pastor. 🙂 Thank you!
I would give the book to my daughter who is a single mother of an eight year old daughter. When My daughter was eleven I went to a christian class on raising teenage children and it turned our whole lives around. She could benefit greatly from such lessons as you teach!!
My daughter who is currently serving in the US Air Force, military police is expecting her first child (my first grandchild) this June! We are absolutely thrilled as she become pregnant after returning from her deployment to Afghanistan. As a testament to God’s goodness, God deliverd her home safely after she was trapped in an armored car; a door weighing tons closed on her mid-stomach. The safety release lever failed to work and truly by the grace of God and some nearby Afghan soliders- 6 men were able to pry the door open and free her. Doctors said all the gear she was wearing and the strength of these men saved her life- otherwise, she would have been crushed to death. I believe it was God’s merciful hands that pried that door from her and she walked away virtually scratch-free. God is good all the time and now we have a new life that will be beginning soon. My greatest desire is for my baby girl to raise her daughter to be God-fearing and well-equipped. My hope is that my grandchild will be taught strength and reliance in God’s hands throughout all of life!
I’d read this book with my beautiful 13 year old daughter Andrea. She is a shining light for Christ in a lost middle school. Keeping her encouraged and on fire for God is my focus. Thank you for writing books such as these to help us grow stronger spiritually!
I would love to share this with my two daughters, especially right now as we have just made it through a family crisis with great faith. I am teaching them many of their Sunday school lessons this year and sharing stories from the bible that relate to their lives and how faith can open doors. This would be so meaningful as we close one chapter and open another.
I’m mom to three beautiful young women who are all adopted and learning at an older age about God and about purity and truth and God’s love. I would love to share this book with them.
Ii would give this book to my 14 year old daughter who is having to deal with some pretty heavy stuff at school. She has a friend with an eating disorder who cuts herself and just this last week told my daughter that she is gay.
My daughter is almost 12 and finding age/content appropriate devotional or study books has become quite the challenge.
I would love to give this to my 15 year old daughter, Lauren. I have been asking her the past couple of years if she was ready to be baptized (which our church holds monthly). Each time she said no, not yet. Just recently she told me she is not sure of the whole ‘God’ thing and she has not accepted Jesus as her savior.
I have been struggling myself to try to help find ways to lead her on the right path to help her find her faith. Not force her, but to guide her. She is a great kid, great grades, never causes a problem… she is just a lost sheep.
Thank you for your wonderful blogs and facebook posts. I look forward to them.
We have three grandsons and one granddaughter. I would give this book to my daughter so that she could share it with her own daughter.
I would give this book to my good friend Jessica. She loves The Lord but isn’t willing to allow God to lead her. She is afraid and proud. This book could possibly work wonders for her!
I have a 5 year old daughter so I would love to read it myself! Then pass it along to my sister-in-law!
My daughter, of course! She’s 10 & when I start to think about the job ahead of me in raising an adolescent daughter, well, I’m more than a little overwhelmed! Lots of prayer & talks with other moms are in my future! 😉
I would give this to my daughter, Ashley. I would study with here as I just purchased ‘When Women Say Yes to God’ . I am thankful for God’s grace and mercy as he continues to push each of my family members out of our comfort zones as we serve him day to day.
I would give this book to my young women daughters. They are both in college and I know that they would be blessed by this book. Obedience, submission, which is saying yes to God is foundational to a mature walk with Christ. I would want to read it too!!
I would love to give this book to my 16 year old daughter because she is my hero! She goes to a public high school and she doesn’t have any really close friends. Her “best friend” kind of dumped her for other friends, but my daughter is not bitter or angry and continues to love life and people in spite of how others treat her. She loves babies and the elderly and they love her back. In this world where teens are pressured to fit in, she doesn’t capitulate! She marches to the beat of her own drum, and she loves God!
I have three boys (10,8,5) I am trying to change my ways with them and trying to talk and not yell, encourage and not discourage, motivate and let them do not me doing for them. Loving your blogs and Facebook posts!
I would love to give this to my 19 year old daughter. She’s kind of lost her way at the moment and I’m afraid I’m too much in the middle of it for her to listen to me. 🙁
I would read this book with my 14 year old step-daughter. My husband was a single father when we got married , so I inherited a 10 year old girl! I soon had my biological son after we were married and it has been a challenge being not only a “step-mother” but raising a teenage daughter. She has endured a lot, the biggest being the death of my husbands mother 2 years ago, as she was like her “mom” (her biological mother is not in her life). She is still growing spiritually and it is very difficult in this day and age. She recently got upset with me for “making her do too much at church”. We have moved past that and now she is so excited about our church’s summer camp! Learing about the Lord together has helped our bond grow stronger.
Would love this for my 20 year old daughter who lives away from home and goes to college. She’s trying to find the balance between living this Christian life and also having “fun”.
We have 3 daughters and will be giving it to them.
I would give this book to my beautiful 13 yr old daughter, Olivia. She’s at that precious age where influences are everywhere and she needs to be lead by the Holy Spirit with her decision making…this starts by saying yes to God..every moment of every day…there will be mess ups but as she says yes…God is going to use my daughter in magnificent ways… I believe this book will be one more awesome tool God can use to prepare her heart and mind to serve Him daily!
I have two daughters, but I would give it to Alex. Alex is a college student, a member of ADX a christian sorority at San Diego State, she also works as a middle school youth group leader. I believe not only would she learn from it but would have the opportunity to share it with so many other young women in the sorority, and most of all the young girls she mentors in the youth group. I know the girls in the sorority are always doing bible studies and maybe this would be a book they could reinforce and discuss the importance of saying yes to God Did I leave my other daughter out, no I know that Alex would share it with her also.
I would just buy the other daughter Danae a copy. haha she too has many people to share with.
My daughter is 18 months old and I have one on the way. I fully believe in the power of prayer over our kids and their futures. They’re young but I try to read to them every chance I get the biblical truths about life and how to make wise decisions that will pave a bright future that is promised through Chrisf.
Who would I give the book to my two friends Donita and Jackie and I have been witnessing to some neighbors and taking them to church with me. I think I would give it to them. It is so exciting to see how God is working in their lives. This is my first experience with sharing Christ and it is Sweet! I pray a lot and stay in the word cause I don’t want to make a mistake.
I would give this book (after I read it) to my co-leaders in Student Movement. I just started helping with the High School girls and am learning to connect with the younger ladies. Thank you!
I would give this to my best friend. She lost her husband last Christmas when their house burned down. She has three children and her oldest daughter just turned 10 this month. She is doing her best to raise them and has heard God’s call to form a single mom’s ministry in our community.
I would give this book to my 10 year old daughter so that we could read it together.
Would love for my daughter Carlie to read this! She is at that stage between teen and grown…… And having some struggles.
I would give this book to my 20 year old daughter. She has always been one sensitive to the Spirit. As a 4 year old, she wanted to be baptized. Her father felt she was too young and mentored her for a year, and the instant her daddy agreed she was ready! We went to Oregon where she was baptized in the same river and same spot as her daddy had been years before. It was precious. Fast forward to present day, she is in a relationship not honoring God, not happy, but somehow, she has chosen it over all we have taught her to be right and true. It is her first relationship, first love, and she is one stubborn gal. She has lost who she is in this relationship. Much prayer for her to find her way home…
I would love to read your new book and then pass it on to my friend with girls the same age. I have four children, three of which are girls and the oldest is ten. I definitely struggled as a young girl though I was saying “yes” to God. For the most part I had no idea what that journey was to look like. It was filled with pressure and heartache. I would love a new picture of being a godly girl. Your book Unglued has been life changing because of the specific details on how to apply scriptures in my day to day parenting. Looking forward to reading more. Thank you so much for all of your wisdom, honesty and transparency.
I would give the book to a friend (she started as one of my husband’s first youth group members) who has had a tough life and had to be too independent too young. She is now 22 and trying to finish college and making big decisions. I just finished the Unglued bible study and book, if this can impact her like that impacted me, it would be an answer to prayer! Thanks Lysa for sharing your insights and obeying your call! 🙂
Lysa, I loved your blog post! I am passionate about this method of parenting! When they “own it” it stays with them! I’ve seen too many young people graduate and leave for college and not have the tools to think for themselves!
This sounds like another great book to use with the girls at our academy. We are using Lynn Cowell’s books, His Revolutionary Love and the devotional right now.
Praying continued blessings on your ministry!!
i would give the book to my 16 yr old daughter. she has a heart for The Lord and she has an amazing passion for mission trips. i always tell her to turn her ears to God to hear what HE wants her to do. I tell her that God is truly glorified when we say yes to Him!!
I would give it to my college aged daughter, who is still trying to figure out what to do with her life.
I would give this book to my daughter – for her own benefit and to benefit my two granddaughters. I want her to know how important it is to begin asap encouraging little girls to say “Yes” to God – and to remind her of the things I tried to teach her about saying “Yes”. Its an enormous responsibility to bring up two little lives – but its not impossible to do it and do it well when we live with God guiding our decisions.
I have 5 beautiful nieces that all live at distance from me but I’d like to invest in them and mentor them from afar. I’d love to read this book with them.
I would give it to my 19 year old daughter, who as a freshman in college, is at a major turning point in her life. I know she would in turn share it with her friends.
Today was a great blog! I would give the copy of your book to my daughter who is 10 years old and in the 4th grade. She has what I call the “second child syndrome.” My first born, a boy, who is now 16, has been pretty easy when it comes to bringing him up–socially, academically, emotionally, and spiritually. But, my second child, has been a different situation. I do not compare negatively–I’m just aware that it is completely different and she is definitely in need of “owning” the rules so to speak, rather than just being told. I feel that this way may work out SO much better and avoid “the battles” that I chose to pick.
Thank you for all you do and all you share!
I am SO encouraged and uplifted by your words and work! I have three nieces that I cared for as foster children and have helped to raise. They have now gone back to live with their biological Mom and I would LOVE to be able to share this resource with them. I have tried to be a Spiritual leader in their young lives and do not get to have a lot of time with them anymore due to distance. I know this would be a wonderful blessing for them to be able to share with their Mom. I believe the “trickle-down” influence with be in great measure if I could bless these girls through your book and ministry. May God continue to bless you and your daughter through His service, in your lives.
I would give this book to my niece- because it sounds perfect for her!
I would give this book to my daughter. She’s a freshman at a Christian college this year and she is really struggling with some bad choices that she’s making. We are allowing God to work in her life knowing that He loves her far more than even we do.
This is a great teaching story for young women of all ages. Thank you Lysa for sharing this. To get them to see biblical as well practical and life saving is such a plus the way you did it with your family. I have a grandaughter who is 13 and very much into the computer world, phones, ipod’s and etc. She’s a few years from learning to drive but this book would be a plus for her. I would love to have her read it before she even gets behind a wheel. The household is a little rocky at times and I feel she needs structure in this area. Thank you for a great story and continued blessings for you always.
This sounds like an exciting book to read since you wrote it along with the help of your daughter! I would give this book to my best friends daughter…she is 16 years old and needs God in her life. I see her looking at boys for attention. She doesn’t have a relationship with God and I have decided to get her involved with the church and developing a relationship with God. I think this book would be a great book to get her started on her new journey!
I would love to use this book in a small group Bible study for my High School youth group girls!
I would give it to my daughter. She is beginning to look for ways she can serve The Lord in each activity she is involved in.
I would love to give your new book to my dear 18 year old daughter. She has taught me so much more than I have every taught her! She has a passion for Christ and her walk inspires ME each and every day. Thanks Lysa for your many words of wisdom….the the journey a little easier!
I would give the book to a dear friend who is on the fence about Christianity. She has a fair amount of head knowledge about who Jesus is, but I’m pretty sure she has yet to call him Savior. I have been praying that she and her husband will open their hearts as well as their minds to God’s call. And that the answer to that call would be a resounding YES!
Would love to give a copy of this book to my best friend (she has three young daughters!) I myself have 3 boys and need an altogether different kind of book! 😉
I would love to gift this to my teenage little sister. she starts High school next year. I am 28 years old, and currently participating in my first bible study-ever. We are using, “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God.” I finished the books in a week, and was so thirsty for more, I purchased “Made to Crave” .
We were not raised in a Christian home, and she is not being exposed to the word. I would love for her and I to be able to share this study together. My teenage years were dark days of abuse, neglect, an overdose, and eventually a teenage pregnancy. It took a decade for me to find Jesus after that, and I would like to share “my Jesus” with her so that she can start her adventure with God much sooner than I did. (I forgot to call her on her birthday too. 🙁 oops )
I would give it to my niece Ashley. She is 12 and just the right age for making good choices for her future.
I would share this with my daughter, as she loves to read and has a great God driven heart!!!
I will give the book to my 15 year old daughter, because she is in high school and needs it. Thanks Felicia
I would give it to my beautiful niece. She is seeking the Lord and His will in our sinful world.
I would give it to my daughter.
I would give it to my sister. She is the mom of three beautiful girls.
I would definately give this book to my daughter. She is a sophomore in college, dating a Christian young man and has her whole life ahead of her. I would like to give her something to encourage her and help guide her.
I would love to win this book for my lovely teenage babysitter. She is a young woman of God, and a hardworking and talented girl. I am sure she would enjoy some inspiration for her journey. I have a feeling she is going to do some big things for Jesus!
Thank you! Your words are such a beautiful source of The Lord’s love and light! I am currently leading a small group on “Unglued” at my church-and I feel very blessed! To God the Glory!
Thanks for this little reminder.
My first-born daughter, who will be going away to college this coming fall, is who I would love to give a copy of your book to. I have been sharing with my children this past month on following God in all areas in life, and how it can change your life forever. It is so rewarding to know the blessings in your life are a result of saying yes to Him.
I would give it to my teenage daughter because we are going thru challenges :/
I would love to give this book to my 15 yr old granddaughter. She is a beautiful young woman; so beautiful, in fact, it scares her grandfather and me. She was being raised in a christian home until our son and daughter-in-law became disenchanted with their church and left. After church hopping for a while, they stopped altogether and are now living in the world. I think this would help our granddaughter, and her parents!
I would give it to my 15 year old daughter who is at that crucial age and trying to learn what it means to find her identity and value in Christ alone.
I would give it to my 16 year old daughter who says she believes in God, but is not ready to pray or have a relationship with Him yet. Then maybe she can pass it on to her 14 year old sister. 🙂
I would give it to my daughter, she is at that difficult age of 13 in 8th grade and is an emotional mess at times. I try my best to have her make Godly choices. She wants to be an adult, yet she is still just a girl.
I would give this to my daughter as she trains my granddaughter who is tying her in knots at the moment, I have given advice and prayed but this sounds like it would really help her and give her a boost and encourage her as she strives to raise her to be a godly woman.
I would give the book to my daughters to read. They are teenagers and so much is changing in my life the past couple years as a woman of God, wife, and mother. We are literally adjusting and building our family relationships to be straight out Jesus based. My husband and I were raised in Godly homes, but much was left to be assumed. We are trying to be intentional with our kids. Imperfect progress, but definitely progress.
I would love to win this book.
I would give it to my daughter who is 14, in the 8th grade and getting ready for high school! That is such a tough age and she is living for the Lord but there are so many things in life that try to drag a teenagers attention away from that walk! I want her to grow stronger every day! I want her to become the young woman of God He is calling her to be!
I have two daughters, 21 and 18. I would give the book to one (or both) of them! My oldest has recently gone through your “Made to Crave for Young Women” with a Christian Counselor. It’s definitely helped bring her closer to the Lord! We love your books, Lysa. They speak truth that we can understand and relate to! Thank you so much for saying “yes” to Him over and over again. You are truly a blessing!
I would give this to my cousin Hannah. She graduated high school this year and I think it would be a great book for her to read.
I would give this to my daughter who is growing up in an age that is so much different than I, who at 9 is already experience challenges I nevered imagined at that age. I would read it with her and discuss as we have a very open line of communication and hope to keep that type of relationship. At 9 she is experiencing peer pressure, bullying, and so many things that make her question herself, lowers her self esteem, and makes her feel so sad sometimes. I often watch her demeanor change from childlike to having to handle situations that no 9 year old should have too. We are raising her in a Christian home and a book like this could help her and myself learn how to handle various day to day situations the way God would want us to.
I am working with two 30-yr-old young women, both with mental health problems (as do I as God helps me work through major depressive disorder). The one young lady is my neighbor — and 2 1/2 wks ago she showed up at my door hysterical because child services wanted to take her nearly 4-yr-old son away based on false accusations made by an angry person. They are living with my elderly father and I temporarily while I have emergency custody of them….. This book would be awesome for us to use as we continue to learn all the ways that God is working in this situation to improve the lives of each of us!
My 16 year old daughter,Rachel,would love to read this book.And so would I! She has said YES to God and I am very proud of her caring, loving spirit. She wants to live for Christ and seek His will for her life. Yay!!!
I would give it to my daughter who is a freshman in college struggling with peer pressure and what is right that she has learned in a Christian home.
This book would be shared with my daughters. They are ages 14 & 10 and they are the most unique young ladies you will ever meet! They enjoy reading about “heroes” of the faith. Simply put, others like themselves who are (or have been) meeting the challenge of living a life sold out to God! Maybe not perfectly, yet with passion and persistence!
I would give it to my granddaughter, we spend time together studing Gods word every morning before school.
I would share it with my lovely daughters so that can grow closer to Christ and prepare them in their journey as new wives and mothers. Blessings to you for reaching out to women who want to grow more Christ like in their lives!!!
I would give the book to my daughter. She is 13 and at a good age to start understanding what comes from a closer relationship with God.
My stepdaughter. She’s back and forth about God.
I would definitely share this with my teenage daughter. She is starting to branch out and explore what God has for her in her life.
I would give this book to my 14 yr. old daughter, who is just now showing an interest in boy’s attention. I remember those days myself and would like her to have the information and knowledge that will allow her to think wisely, not just abide by rules. I am amazed at the wisdom God has given to you to share. You go, Lysa! Blessings!
I would give it to my granddaughter. She just turned 12 going on 16 literally. I am raising her and her 2 younger sisters. They are 5 and 9. I can really use al the help I can get.
I’d love to read it and then pass it onto my friends at the Vine House, a ministry that helps with sharing Jesus to those that might never hear about His Word in their own home.
I have three beautiful daughters but I would give it to my Lauren first as she is really hungry for Godly things right now.
I’d love to read it and then pass it onto my friends at the Vine House, a ministry that helps with sharing the Gospel to those that might never hear about His Word in their own home.
My delightful only child! She has accepted Christ as her saviour at 7 years old and has been baptised. I would love to have this to help guide her as she gets older.
I would love to win this book. There is a teenager at my church that I taught many years ago in children’s ministry. I have watched her grow into a fine young woman. She loves the Lord, and I know she would read any book I gave her. I think this would help her tremendously!
I just stepped up in obedience and heeded the whispers of God to teach the middle school girls at my church. I have been humbled, trusting His equipping and overjoyed with the encouragement and continual confirmations of my choice. I am loving every moment and feeling so blessed and at peace for the first time stepping into a ministry I know with everything in me that the Lord purposed me to do. I have a 13 year old son so I would have never thought this was where I was supposed to be but the Lord showed me that I was that wounded, young girl many years ago that with the correct guidance, might have turned to the Lord instead of other things to fill up my empty places had I known that He would provide me EVERYTHING I needed! I would be blessed to receive this book as I embark in this new ministry that God has placed me in! Thank you for considering me. Be blessed Lysa!
I’d love to read it and then pass it onto my friends at the Vine House, a ministry that shares the Gospel to those that might never hear about God’s Word in their own home.
i would give it to the daughter of a friend. she’s a young teenager going thru a not so peaceful divorce between her parents.
I would love to read this book with my daughter! And then for us to turn and share it with her friends 🙂
I would give this book to my dear friend, Megan. She has 4 little girls all under the age of 7, works full time as an Ob/Gyn Nurse and is currently going to school full time to become a nurse practitioner. This would be a great book for her encouragement and helping her girls develope their relationship with God. She’s truly a great inspiration and a strong Christian woman and example to all around her even when she’s feeling discouraged and overwhelmed.
I would give it to my 13 year old daughter.
I would give it to my three girls via reading it together! Love your books, glad to hear there’s a new one!
We talk about thinking in a “God” way outside of church, whether during a stressful day of school, a soccer game, at a friend’s house, etc to hopefully instill the knowledge that he is always with us. My 10 year old says she wants to sing a praise song at her public school talent show, so I think we’re getting there!
I would share this book with my 11 and 17 year old daughters. They both were baptised in 2012 and we are all new to our faith. Any help to teach them how to follow Christ would be awesome.
Ahhhh….great idea about getting teens to ‘own’ the behavior to not text. Have them do the research…give them a cash incentive (I’m stealing this idea) and let them share in a discussion format.
You are so right on about getting kids to think for themselves! I am a high school teacher and I see this so lacking as young kids try to tackle the world…they lack the ability to think on their own.
You asked who I would give a copy of your new book too…. I would keep it. I would read it and then use it as a tool as I continue to mentor high school girls (and boys) on a daily basis. I meet with 100 students every day! I am frank and honest with them about life and life issues as I teach health. I’m bold about my faith and I’m always looking for ways to keep ‘my tool sharp’ as I speak to them at their level. So yes, I’d keep the book and use whatever specific things God wants me to use in it, to impact the next generation. Incidentally, I wanted you to know that I recently bought your Made to Crave for younger women, book. Thank you for putting in ink some very profound truths that many young women need to hear!
Wow!! This article was truely written for me dealing with another parent in my mom circle who like me needs to read it! Raising daughters is one of the most important jobs we as mothers have…Would greatly benefit from this Book!! Thank you for being the vessel that God’s using to get through to me right now 🙂
I would give this to both of my girls. They are almost 11 ad 13. This is something we can read together in the morning as we are getting ready for our day. Thanks for this blog.
I would deffinately give this book to my 15 year old daughter..She loves to read but, honestly struggles a bit reading her bible because there so much in it. I know this book would catch her eye and also coming from a young girls mindset would help her to better understand the purpose of it. It would be a blessing:)
Well, I would give it to my soon to be nineteen year-old daughter, who has had quite the roller coaster ride through her teen years. She struggles with her relationship with God, and I would love for her to read your new book! I have found that it is better for her to “hear it from someone else” besides Mom! 🙂
I would give it to one of my grand daughters. Her name is Riley and she is 14 and she wants to follow God but she needs direction. Riley and her Mother (my daughter) are on a journey together to turn their lives over to God. I know this book would encourageher to say “Yes” to God.
I would share it with my women’s bible study group. God has graced me with a great church family http://www.impactchurch.com and many dear friends. Our ladies group is just finishing your “unglued” study. Your book has been a frame work for serious self-examination for most of us. And has been a blessing to me personally. You champion the bible and challenge the reader.
I would give the book to my daughter. She has children of her own and works with teens. It would likely be a very good resource for her.
My friend and co-teacher Melinda.
I would give this book to a young lady who desperately needs to know her identity in Christ, so that she stands a chance against everything this world tells her she should be.
I would give it to my daughter -which seems to be a common theme! She is a freshman in college and she loves to lead Bible studies and prayer events. We have talked about these issues since she was young starting with the Princess and the Kiss, then doing the Girls of Grace studies and before college read the book Kissed the Girls and made them Cry. She is passionate about purity and thinks it is a topic many need to know about but sees that even Christian girls are rarely introduced to this concept.
I would give it to my daughter and read it with her. She amazes me with her child-like faith. I want to help her hold that faith close to her heart for when the going gets tough someday. This was a great post! Thank you!
I’d give it to my 12 year old daughter! It sounds great!
I would give it to my 18 yr old daughter who is graduating high school in a mere 3 months. She loves the Lord but struggles with priorities and putting other things before him. She is going to college in the fall and wants to be a high school English and Drama teacher. I want to present her this book as a valuable resource. 🙂
I would love to read this with my teen daughter. She loves Jesus but struggles with what that looks like day in and day out.
I would pass it along to my girlfriend who works with youth and assist her in using it to teach. I may first have a bible study with a couple of young women who I have developed relationships with.
I would give it to my sweet sister-in-law who is in the thick of it raising teenagers and young school age children at the same time. She is having to straddle to different age groups.
I would give it to my 17 year old granddaughter who was just placed in a hospital for depression and anxiety. I did your book, When a Woman Say Yes to God with a group of Jesus sisters and it was a great help to me. I am sure this new book would help my granddaughter.
I would give this to book to my friends daughter. She has dealt with a lot of “friend” issues and has stood firm in her faith in God. She is a beautiful girl and I believe something like this would bring her to a closer relationship, along with more affirmation of her faith in God!
I would love to give this book to my 15-year-old daughter. I just read your book Unglued and love your writing. Thank you for being open to God and His leading in writing your books. Thank you for the chance!
I would give this book to my 18 year old niece. She will be going off to college in the fall. I would encourage her to read it and study it and learn from it. As she is going to a new town away from home I would hope that this would encourage her to turn to God for help.
Thank you for all of the encouragement you offer daily to us all.
I would pass it along to my niece. She is starting graduate work at a Seminary in Louisana, but I’m sure it would still encourage her. Or possibly keep it for my own daughter. She is only 8, but never to early to learn important life lessons.
Blessings to you Lysa!!
I would give this book to my niece Jenna who is just about to enter high school. She’s growing into such a neat young lady and this book would be a great read and re-read throughout high school, which can be such a confusing time for young women.
I would give to my daughter, Molly. She is my first teenager. She turns 14 Saturday.
I would give them to my teen aged cousins!
I would love to read this book. I have 3 little girls, ages 5, 3 and 1. I pray for their salvation. I pray they learn to love and know God personally. I pray for myself that I would be a godly Mom that shows and lives my faith and love for Jesus.
I would give this book to a wonderful young lady I know. I have known her since she was 2 and she is now 18. She absolutely amazes every time I am around her. She loves the Lord and it shows in all areas of her life and my prayer for her is that she never lets anything or anyone change that about her. Even at her age, she inspires me to bw a better Christian and have a closer relationship with the Lord.
I would give this to my 10 year old daughter who is at a very important stage in her life. She has a low self esteem, already, and she is only 10! She accepted God as her Savior last year and I wish she could see herself through His eyes as the unique and absolutely beautiful person she is and that He has a wonderful future for her if she will just follow God wholeheartedly. Great article! Too many kids are rescued at every turn by their parents and grow up not knowing how to make the right decisions.
I woud love to give this book to one of my college aged nieces.
I would love to read this book and share with one the YoungLives girls that are in our group here in Oak Cliff. I’ll probably have to buy them all one. 🙂
This sounds like a great read for my daughter. It’s so nice to have resources that show her the way to head without it being me! It’s important to me to show her that there are a lot of people out there that think like we do and are aiming for the same goals. To have this perspective from another great mom & daughter team would be a huge help for us!
I don’t have any one person I’d give this too at the moment. I work with the teenagers at my church. In the past 2 months, I have had 2 of our highschool girls contact me wanting and needing a way to grow in their life and relationship with Christ. I didn’t mind, at all, going and buying them a devotional book….but it would’ve been nice to have had one on hand, that I could have just put in their hands right then…..
I’d give it to my daughter, who will be graduating college this May. I pray every day for my girls to have a close walk with the Lord. Thanks, Lysa.
I would give this book to my oldest granddaughter who is the only one who is “Saved” in her household. She is my daughter’s daughter and she has 3 younger sisters. She prayed Jesus into her heart at Camp-of-the-woods when she was 7 years old. She is now 15. Her and I are the only ones Saved in my family.
I would give this book to my god daughter who although has christian parents, is seeking to discover the whole God thing herself.. and then i would talk to her about what she has discovered in reading the book..
I would give this book to my daughter, my SIL for her daughter & my daughter’s BFF. Thank you for an awesome tool to help disciple our girls!
I have an infant daughter & when I found out that I was having a little girl I was terrified. I know how I was as a pre-teen & teen and I know how much more I want for my daughter. I would LOVE to read your book. And in years to come pass it on to her.
Oooo, Ooo…I would give it to my daughter!
I would give this book to my niece. She has such a sweet spirit. She I believe is a young woman after God’s heart. God has blessed her with a beautiful voice and talent in playing the piano. She willingly uses those gifts for the Lord. When she worships in song you can see the Spirit of the Lord on her. I do believe she would enjoy this book. Speaking from someone that has been in the Youth Ministry for nearly 30 years it never gets old to see a young person boldly on fire, and growing in the Lord. Thanks Lysa. I can’t wait to read it myself.
I would give it to my 21 yr old daughter who just ended an off and on 4 yr relationship that was quite unhealthy. She is slowly realizing that God wants his best for her and she needs to seek his guidance for her life. Many prayers have been answered but I would welcome the tools you provide just as I have in other areas. God Bless.
I’d give this to my daughter. She’s 17
This is one of my favorite blogs so far. I know some pretty specials teenagers and the idea of teaching them to think is not one you see widely emphasized. As obvious as it is, I don’t know why you don’t see it everywhere but I love the way God has enabled your to break things down into a simple and understandable way. <3
Have you ever seen that movie where the hunk says, “What’s with all you southern girls that you gotta make all the wrong decisions before you make the right one?” Well that is my sister. Twelve years my junior, she just doesn’t get it when I try to tell her “been there, done that” because when she looks at me now, I appear to have it all together. But when I was in my twenties I was a mess too. Fortunately, I realized that i had to turn it all over to God and make my relationship with Christ personal. She doesn’t get that yet. Maybe your book could convince her…..
I would give the book to my oldest granddaughter, who is now 19 and didn’t have the joy of going to church for most of her childhood. Her parents quit going to church when she was about 7 and she lives too far away for me to take her. Now, her mom has been an active church member for about two years, but my granddaughter doesn’t want to go with her (except on Christmas or when her younger siblings are in a program). I know her lack of interest is the result of a lack of Christian spiritual growth and development. Yet, I have hope because God does not want one person lost.
Lysa I would love to have this book so that my daughter (15 1/2) and I can read through it together. She has expressed how she is really struggling with the worlds pull versus doing what she knows is right. I feel that she has a wonderful calling on her life because Satan tried to kill her even before she was born. Doctors said that she would have Downs Syndrome and wanted me to possibly abort but she is perfectly normal! I love her so much and really want her to walk on God’s path for her life.
I would give this book to my 13 year old daughter who is dealing with the middle school pressure and getting ready to enter high school. At this time in life I feel like this would be a great book for her to help guide her and deepen her faith.
I would give it to my talented daughter who is like you Lysa She is always having debates & instilling the Lord’s best for her 3 home schooled children She has two sons & one daughter There are a lot of things they need to know before they leave home This wonderful book would be greatly appreciated
I have 3 sisters that are much younger than me, ages 17, 16, and 12, that I would love to read this book with. It would be a great binding experience for us.
I would give it to a college girl in my church who has had a difficult past few years. I write to her at college to encourage her, but think this book would be perfect to send her way as well.
To my granddaughter, MacKenzi!
She has come through some really tough times watching her Mom and Dad struggling in their marriage. Plus a terrible accident in which she was run over by a truck,and through it all she has only become stronger in her faith in Christ. She’s also a strong advocate of abstinence, and in this environment of peer pressure, I know that the book would be a great encouragement to her, and she would pass on what she learns.
I so much appreciate being able to read your books. It’s like my life!
I would give this book to my 18-year-old daughter, she is an amazing young woman <3
I have 2 daughters away one in college and one in DC area. I have a struggle on talking to them about issues… relating in a culture so difficult at times for “daughters”. I live alone and I just worry my self especially at night for them. The eldest, is the one who told me to follow your teachings. Maybe because this is what they relate to and I am not so up on things.
I would give this to my daughter-in-law, who has walked thru the fire. God honored and answered prayers and now she is in ministry leading a Mom2Mom group bible atudy. Before even finishing Unglued, I could not wait to share much of what it had to say. She wanted me to bring the book on my visit and she shared it with the group the next day. I immediately bought her her own copy so she could underline and highlight all theoughout like I have done. God has placed a wonderful calling upon her heart and it is awesome to see His plan coming in to fruition.
I would give this book to my daughters. I would LOVE for them to read this!
I WOULD GIVE THE BOOK TO MY FRIEND VICKI’S DAUGHTER RACHELLE.
VICKI IS A SINGLE MOM WITH TWO TEENAGERS, A BOY AND A GIRL .
I KNOW THEM BECAUSE WE ATTEND THE SAME CHURCH AND VICKI AND I
ARE IN THE SAME ALL WOMEN SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS. WE HAVE USED TWO
OF YOUR BOOKS IN OUR CLASS–MADE TO CRAVE AND UNGLUED. RACHELLE
JOINED OUR CLASS FOR MADE TO CRAVE ALTHOUGH SHE IS USUALLY IN THE
MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS. SHE IS VERY SWEET, BUT DOESN’T HAVE MUCH
CONFIDENCE, AND I THINK THIS BOOK WOULD REALLY HELP HER. THANKS FOR WRITING SUCH GREAT BOOKS!!!!!!
I would give the book to my daughter because she has had to say Yes to God when she couldnt see the next step.
I would give the book to my teenage daughter to help her learn truth as she grows in her relationship with Christ.
I would share it with my daughter. It would be a great resource.
I would give it to my daughter, Mickala. She is 18 & lives in Tampa, Fl with her dad. I live on the mountain, in the country in Alabama. She moved in with him when she was 12. When I was raising her, after her dad, my (now ex-husband), went to prison, for 9 felony drug charges, I had several different boyfriends. I did not serve the Lord. When he got out, he stayed clean & I allowed her to go live with him. She dropped out of school last yr & went to work at Krystal’s fast food. To help support her dad while he is nursing his habit again & has been for a yr or 2. I just recently found this out. I’m currently waiting on my disability to start, I just got approved this past Friday. I had a bypass & 2 heart valves replaced June 2011. This is boyfriend # 2 that has moved in with her & her dad. Mickala & her boyfriend share a room. She has cheated on both boyfriends. I do not have a vehicle, nor do I have any savings. My parents have been supporting me since April 7th, 2012. Dr bills, medicine, everything. I was saved on or about October 15, 2012, I don’t recall the date. I began attending Big Rock Holiness Congregational Church on November 3, 2012. The Lord sent someone to take me to hear His word. I have fallen in love with Our Savior. I love to call him Abba, for I was told, that’s a term meaning daddy. If you knew me before last October, you wouldn’t know me today. I didn’t believe in the Lord. I’ve even cursed Him & my sins were numerous. But He forgave me. I’ve signed up for a dozen newsletters. I read & study His Word daily. I wake up praising Him & I go to sleep praising Him. I never miss a Church Service. My Facebook, my e-mail account, my twitter page, my pinterest page, its all about Christ Jesus. I am a changed woman, I am a saved woman by God’s Amazing Grace. He has forgiven this unworthy sinner, washed & covered me with His Precious Blood & made me whole. Every time I have a chance to speak to my daughter, I always try to talk to her about God. She doesn’t want to hear it, she’s not even sure she believes in Him. She’s just like her mother used to be. Lord help me, I don’t know what to do or to say, to help her see the light. I pray about it & I’ll never stop praying about it. My grandmother tried to turn me from my wicked ways from the age of 12. I am now 39. I was 39 when I was saved. There’s is nothing back there for me. Jesus is all I need. All I want. I long for Him like I’ve never longed for anything. I even stopped dating. 🙂 I had to travel my path to get where I am. I know she must travel hers. But it doesn’t have to be like my path. She is still young enough to turn around before her life just gets worse. I see Mickala living my life & I know the only thing that can change it is MY GOD. I read your article/blog. I saw your free give away offer. I went to the comments & seen how many there were. My old self said “why waste your time, there’s so many, you don’t stand a chance. And Jesus whispered in my ear, go back & sign up. I will tell you what to say & all you must do is type what I tell you to”. So here I am. My daughter needs this book. God told me so. He wants her to have it. I need her to have it. Her & my son are the people I love the most, after the Lord, of course. He is my shield. My friend. The one & only lover of my soul. Ive already learned my lesson in disobeying Him. Although I know I will falter, I will never turn my back to Him again & He will never falter. Isn’t He is wonderful!!!!! I believe He will stir your heart to read this long story & choose for my daughter to receive your book, just like He stirred mine to write it. May God Bless you in all that you do. Lots of Love, God, Niki & Mickala 🙂
I would give this to my daughter so she would learn more about God’s plans for our lives when we do say Yes to Him.
I would give it to my 20 year old daughter, as she goes through this chapter in life where it is easy to put other things before God, maybe it would help her realize she can still have those things even with putting God first.
I would give it to my daughter who is working with troubled teens, with the hopes that she could use it with her girls in the group home. Please pray for her as last Thursday when she got to work she found one of the girls trying to hang herself. thankfully Ciara called 911 and the girl was revived. This girl was being teased alot, and thanked my daughter for saving her life. Definitely they need to know a God who cares for them
I would give this book to my 15 yr old daughter . Why? i know what a great impact your book ” What Happens When Women Say Yes to God had on my own life and of course her age says it all lol .
I’d give a copy to my step daughter. Thanks for the give away!
I would give a copy of this to my 17 year old
Daughter. She is a Christian and leading her friends in following God, but I want to keep installing in her the fact if always following God. It helps when others say it besides Mom.
I would like to give this book to my “little sister” (the sweet girl I mentor in our church & we joke we are twins 13 years apart:)) to guide her to be more bold in her walk with the Lord. She’s just fifteen but has dealt with some very difficult hardships, so I’d love to encourage her to keep on saying “yes” to God. Thanks, Lysa!
I would give this to my youngest daughter. She is struggling right now with self esteem issues and cutting. She is doing her best to push away from God and wants to refuse help from anyone. We pray for her constantly and are trying to let her know that God is there for her and wants to help her and heal her but until she’s ready to give it over to him herself we just have to be patient and keep praying. I want her to see what God can do for her life if she would just let him in.
I have a young daughter and would love to have this book to gain insight on how to show her God’s unending love for her.
Lysa, I would love to win a copy to give to a close friend. T. is the adoptive mother to 2 teenage girls and 3 younger girls. She also has 2 grownup stepdaughters and 1 bio daughter. T. is a great mom, a Christian and is instilling good Christian values into all her children. She is sooooo deserving of any and all good things!
My only daughter will be 20 years old in a little over two weeks. So far she is “saying yes to God” in the big (or obvious) areas. But there are so many areas of our lives that we try to “protect” because we don’t REALLY trust God with our whole self. I’d like her to come to a better understanding of who God is and why He is trustworthy. It seems to be more effective coming from someone other than your parent!
I’m a newcomer to your blog, having found it after you were a guest on Focus on the Family about 10 days ago. You speak with wisdom and spiritual maturity. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and lessons you’ve learned, without cost (in this blog).
Lysa-I would give this book to my daughter. My mother and I were both raised in abusive homes and grew up and lived most of our lives obsessing to obtain attention from men in all the wrong ways. I would use your book as one more tool for my daughter to learn the most important man in her life should always be Jesus. And by putting him first, she will be able to be strong and have healthy relationships with all whom she grows close to.
I would give this book to my 11 year old daughter that is starting middle school in the fall.
I would give this book to my daughter in order to encourage he to let God continue to be her first priority!
I’m starting a devo group with the girls in senior high at church. I’m looking this book up to see if it’s one that would be a good study for us!
I would give it to my friends 16 year old daughter. My friends name is Stephanie and she is not just my friend, she was my youth director back in the day. Stephanie did so much for me as a teenager to help me grow in my Christian faith and so the least I can do is give this book to her daughter. Her daughter is a very involved Christian in her youth group and I think this book would help her continue her strong and close personal walk with God. Stephanie helped me and I would love the opportunity to give this book to her daughter so maybe I could be of help to her through the gift of this book.
Today, your message hit home! I think timing is everything and I needed to see and comprehend the message.
I was forced to face my 12 year old daughter is having a very difficult time in middle school. She has had a schedule change leaving her without the friends she made the first part of the year. Her friends she does have are pitting one against the other & my daughter feels like she is in the middle and that she risks losing one or both. Her twin brother doesn’t “understand” her…she makes straight A’s, loves to read and is very gifted academically.
She is having a difficult time “finding herself” and I believe this book could help her (possibly, me, too)!
First time on your site! I loved this post and is the second blog this week that is leading me to have intentional conversations with my kiddos. Great ideas and encouragement!! I would share this book with my only niece who is becoming more of a young woman, than a little girl everyday -they grow up quick!!
I would gift this to my niece who is a wonderful young mother to her two girls. I would love to encourage her in her walk with The Lord and raising her precious girls.
I would love to read this with my 13 year old daughter .
My recommendation would go to my daughter Aimee. As a wife, mom of two young home schooled daughters, and as a teacher to a classroom of 1st graders her plate is full. The desire of her heart is to understand God s will for the days ahead and to say “Yes ” in faith. Thank-you Lysa for this
ay “Yes ” in faith. Thank -you Lysa for this
I would love to give this book to my 9 year old daughter. We adopted our children about a year and a half ago and she loves God, but does not follow through with actions. I would love for her to learn to say yes and mean it. Thank you for your wonderful inspirations.
I would give this book to my niece. She has had a life of pain. Molested, raped, and battled with bulemia, drugs and alcohol. She is now married with 2 children and softening to God’s word and the promises of Him. Purity is in store for her!
I too would share the book with my teenage daughter with the hope of reading it together to have an opening to frank discussions on what it means to walk the talk and talk up the walk. It is difficult for our young ladies to remember they are God’s beautiful creation and they are loved by One who knows them completely.
I would love to give copies of this to my daughter and my nieces.
I would give the book to my beautiful daughter who is in college and working at the hospital on the oncology floor. She struggles at time with her faith and I know the book would help her see from a young woman’s perspective how important it is to keep your focus on Gods will for your life..
I would give this to my 17 yr old niece. She leads a kind of sheltered life through no fault of her own. She loves the Lord but is not encouraged to attend church or any youth functions where she might further her faith. I think this book would be wonderful gift and encouragment for her.
I would give this book to a college girl that has become my adopted little sis. She has had a rough few years and is still struggling with who God really is to her and if she is going to really trust him with her life. I think this could be a great encouragement to her.
I love you post today about making kids think, I have tried this over the years and it gets so frustrating when they don’t think. Uggh I make comments to myself like “can you not come up with your own solution”!! Anyway I have two teenagers a boy about to turn 18 and a wonderful headstrong young lady that is 13 going on 23!! I would love to share this book with her. She is a book nerd lately and reads at least a book a week. Would love to turn her Authors around.. (if you know what I mean). Thanks for all you do, Mom in AL
I would give this to my daughter . She is so kind hearted and longs to serve others . Her hope is to become something in the health care industry and then travel with mission teams to help others . She is just so outgoing and loves helping weather it is people or animals . I am blessed to have this child .
I know you will have a difficult time deciding who to award your books too… My daughter has had to live with situations beyond her control. Through my past faults and in most recent years because of her father’s new family, she has dealt with isolation and in her senior in high school, has met a boy whom she feels is be-all and end-all to her loneliness. My newly acquired spiritual lifestyle, still in child-stage, doesn’t know how to help guide her in the right direction…God’s direction. If nothing else, help me learn how to help her make good choices.
oh wow – I did not know you were writing that book w/ your daughter – so neat!
I would give it to my daughter!
She & a friend have been trying to minister to an unbelieving girl they know!
She is trying to be faithful to the call of God in all areas of their lives.
She is finding that it’s not always so easy!
thank you for this opportunity!
also – I LOVE what you did w/ your kids about texting & driving – GREAT idea!!!!
If I received a copy of your new book, I would give it to my beautiful, amazing 19 year old daughter Zoe… Who, despite many challenges, perseveres & succeed but after having her heart broken for the first time is suffering from loneliness & low self- esteem. My hope is that my daughter find their beauty & worth from God.. For he is the only One that can fill our empty places.. As the true lover of a young woman’s soul… :'(
I would first read it to see what it’s about and then pray The Lord lead me to give it to the person who needs to hear its message
I would pass this on to my two daughters, ages 15 & 13. The last two years in my marriage has been a struggle for everyone. My husband, their father has left their lives. This book would encourage them to stay the course and understand that God is their main man through it all!! Thank you.
I have several girls that I spend time with on Wednesday night at church that I would love to share these books with! Plus my own girl!
I would give this book to my daughter. She is the parent of a 3yr old daughter. Just as you co-wrote this with your daughter, I would want my daughter to co-study this with her daughte! I wish that I would have had this type of book to lead all 3 of my daughters. It’s great to be able to communicate in a healthy manner with your children, and the sooner the better. I can’t imagine ever have written a book with my daughters, but I could certainly write one now!! God bless your ministry!!
My 19 year old daughter and I have had a strained relationship since she left home a year ago. She stopped speaking to me for months after an attempted suicide and has recently begin talking to me once more. through much prayer, and patience our relationship is steadily becoming stronger. She’s asking questions about God and sharing more and more. I’m hoping this book will give us something to talk about and open her heart to the love of Jesus. She’s hurting so much! I’m praying for her salvation knowing that Jesus is the only one who can heal her. Thank you for reading. God bless!
I would like a copy of the book because I have just finished reading Unglued and I pray that I can continue learning to be a faithful and Godly mother like Lysa. Her words make sense and inspire me to be a better person!
So excited about your new book! I would give it to my 16 year old daughter – facing a lot of decisions in her life and seeking God’s direction.
I would give this to my very own 24 yr old daughter. She is desperately trying to find her way. I failed miserably as a young woman raising her, as I was NOT serving The Lord as I am now. I am praying God redeems that time for us both. God had to take me to a place of TOTAL dependence on Him & I am watching Him now do the same in my daughters life. You are a very wise woman and would love your words(Gods Words) to be poured into her heart! Thank you and congratulations on another wonderful book!!
I would love to give this book to my 2nd daughter…she is a freshman in college and is feeling the call to become a missionary. She is sensing God tugging at her heart. Right now she is on her first mission trip to Haiti on her spring break…she is seeking confirmation from God…your book sounds like it would be very helpful to her.
Thanks for your words of wisdom everyday!
Thanks for your heart in this. I would likely have this book as a counseling resource for my teens, or to read it alongside a friend of mine who has recently become more open to the Lord in her life.
I’d give the book to one of the teenage girls in my youth group as a door prize at our next meeting. I’m always looking for books and other young-adult aimed stuff to give to these teenagers, and I buy a lot of stuff because I don’t let anyone go home empty-handed. I actually was just looking at this book online the other day! This would be such a blessing!
If I were to win this book, I would give it to a friend’s daughter. The daughter is 16, in high school, and struggling with who she is in Christ. She is struggling with the concept of its easier to be without God, or is it? She is questioning who she is in God and who God wants her to be. I, along with her mother, have been praying for this young lady as she struggles with loving God in her unGodly world of High School. I would love to share this book with her. I have grown so much in the two books I have read of yours (Made to Crave and Unglued). I know this young lady would benefit greatly from your new book. Thank you for this opportunity to win it. God Bless. 🙂
My daughter Rosemary is someone good has put a special calling on her life. God has revealed this to her through a prophetic word. But she is resistant and we all have the choice to deny what God has for us. She is 20 and doesn’t always like what she hears from “mom”, so this book may be just what she needs to hear, written by someone who loves the Lord! (and our daughters) Thank you Lysa you for all your words of encouragement.
I’d give this book to my 17 year old daughter. I only have 1 1/2 years left before she goes off to college and we are very close. I would love to share this book with her, read it together, highlight and comment in it and give it to her so she can take it with her to college and use it to reflect and look back on when we can’t be face to face at the kitchen table to discuss her daily struggles. What a great book! I just love all your books, she calls you the “bummer” mom because of what you taught me in your book “Am I messing up my kids?” 😉
I would give this book to a young lady I’ve known for many years. Jokingly she calls me mom and I call her daughter. We are no relation at all. I was just discussing with my husband how I hope this young lady chooses a different path then her mother and sister did growing up. With the pressures of this world I just hope and pray she follows God! And isn’t ashamed to do so!
I’d love to win this. I’d share it with my friend who has a daughter. Almost all my close friends have only boys.
Thank you for sharing this truth. I unfortunately am not able to be there for my daughter due to circumstances beyond my control.
I would give your book to my niece, a passionate beautiful Christ-minded young woman as she starts high to help her hold fast to her Jesus in an anti-Jesus world.
God bless you for sharing your experiences and lessons learnt.
If I were to win this book I would share it with my lovely daughter and pray that it blesses her and helps her to grow closer to the Lord with every page she reads! You are a blessing to so many women, and families! Thank you so much. If I don’t win, I will go out and buy your book! 🙂 God Bless you, and thank you for your generosity.
If I were to win this book I would share it with my lovely daughter and pray that it blesses her and helps her to grow closer to the Lord with every page she reads! You are a blessing to so many women, and families! Thank you so much.
Hey Lysa! I’d love to share this book with my 14 year old daughter, Hope:)
Lisa, I would give your book to my daughter who has twin daughters age 9 years old, very grown up for their age. We often read books together, and l would be delighted to bless them with guided reading through your book on how to raise Godly women.
They belong to a ‘cell4girls’ which encourages bible studies and team building activities.
The influence of Godly mentoring in todays world is imperative, and paramount for young women and girls. God bless your work and anoint you continually with fresh vision. Lin 🙂
I find myself asking my 3 and 1/2 year old daughter when she gets frustrated about something that goes wrong… “So what are YOU going to do about it??” Any godly advice on training children is always an encouragement for me & a benefit to my children and people in my world around me!
I’d give it to my 16 year old sister. I want her to live her life on fire for God and I’m a little worried that He’s more of a novelty instead. I pray that she goes and lives and experiences things she’d never imagined! Having a daughter of my own now, makes me yearn to help her understand how important God is, and why walking closely with Him and allowing Him to live and move radically within her is so important!
I so appreciate your blogs and am truly blessed by them. I would love this book for my daughter, Sarah, who gets married in five weeks time. Her heart is for young girls and she is shortly to start working with them and although not a Christian environment I just know she would love this and be blessed to have it.
Blessings, Innes (UK)
I would give it to my daughters. I have 3 . One who is 25 had a rough path., then I have an 11 yr old who is beyond her years and an 8 year old.
Years ago I did childcare in my home. In 1991 this very tiny baby 4 weeks old came into my life. She was wild haired and full of life. As she grew she developed her own little personality and was very determined! Fast forward many years and she is still a very large part of my life. She is my movie and beach companion. She is the person I call with big news after sharing it with my family. And the same goes for her calling or visiting me. We have a great bond between us and I love the fact that God used me to bring her to Christ. She is soon graduating from college to be a teacher and her love for people and God are the tools she will use to accomplish this task. I would love to give her a copy of this book to further her walk.
I would give it to my college age daughter so she can continue to say yes to God and no to the pressures of this world.
I would give it to my daughter who will turn 17on Wed. She has made decisions to change friends,but it has caused her much sadness and loneliness. I think this book would be encouraging to her.
I have just begun my journey becoming more Christ centered in my life. I would love to share this book with my 12 and 10 year old daughters because I am still learning myself. It would be just the thing to inspire conversation and growth in all three of us.
I would share this book with all three if my daughters ages 16 13 and 11
There father has not been involved with since they were little missed birthdays lives in same town and doesn’t see them I know this has to hurt them and I want them to know that their Heavenly Father is he true father they need and how lives and value they are by Him.
I think they could benefit from the book and hopefully make choices to grow closer to God and see their value in Him
I would give it to several of the young ladies in my life my 4 amazing nieces 3 of whom are currently in high school and the other a freshman in college and also to the other 2 young ladies in my SS class one a freshman in college and the other a sophmore in high school. Each of these 6 young ladies have Christ as a foundation in their lives but all struggle (as do most adults) with that relationship on a daily basis.
I would give this book to my 12 year old niece! She loves to read and is just beginning her walk with God. Anything I can do to help encourage her is my goal and the book would be perfect! Thank you for continuing to write your books and share your gift!!
I would share this book with my four, sweet daughters who strive to say “yes” to God everyday despite the various trials and challenges they face. As they are getting older they are having to watch as friends struggle to make the right choices and they are having to choose who they are going to follow – the world’s leading or God’s leading. I think this book would help them as they navigate these waters.
To my daughter, who struggles with talking to God, let alone saying yes to Him.
This book will be a gift for myself. (I know this sounded selfish). I do not have a daughter, I have a son. However, I do have many nieces who are looking up to me and come to me for advice. This book will be great beneficial for me to be a better equipped aunt, and I plan on passing the book around thereafter so that I can also scheduled a family meeting and ask them for a report 🙂
I would give this book to my friend’s daughter, who, at a very early age, struggles with trying to please the world and people, while pleasing God. I feel that you cannot focus on both. She should love and care about people, but her focus to please should be completely on her Heavenly Father, who will always love her… no matter what!
I would give it to my daughter Savannah! She will be 17 in three weeks. So excited about reading it! What a blessing to share that experience with your daughter.
I would give this to my friend Abby. She is a young woman who has said yes to God, and I would like to encourage her to stay strong in Him.
I would like to get a copy for my 13 yr old and for 2 of her friends that live in our culdesac. What a blessing this will be to share with them!
I would give the book to my daughter whose away at college. She’s a good Christian girl but OH MY the things that go on at college campuses. This is the true test of ones faith and upbringing. We talk almost every day and she shares the struggles and sometimes the loneliness of sitting in the dorms alone since she chooses not to go out “partying”. I’m so proud of the young woman that she’s grown in to and I know God has something special in store for her 🙂
I would either give to my one of my Nieces I think it would encourage her with her walk with the Lord she has been struggling a little or I would read it with my one daughter, she is going to be 12 and I am not sure if it would relate to her yet.
I would give this to my 20 year old daughter…Your first book on learning to say yes to God encouraged me to say yes to adopting two sweet little boys from Haiti…so I’m excited to see how God would use this book in my daughter life.
Thank you for such an honest and compelling post! I love your posts and how gently (but firmly) they get those biblical truths across. I am so excited to share your next book with my daughter Caitlin. She is a good girl with God in her heart but is entering those tween years. Those all important and confusing years. I just want to give her the best chance I can. Thank you for writing this book!
I would give this to my sweet daughter Caitlin because I want Caitlin to say yes to God. I want her to be sweet inside & out!
I would give this book to my 18 year old daughter who is struggling with what to do when she graduates in June. We aren’t sure college is in her future….she is thinking maybe missions.
I’d give a copy to my friend who is trying to teach her 14 year old daughter to be a good christ-loving young lady
My girls, young women actually, really need God right now as my husband, their father, died suddenly of a massive heart attack this past January 30th. I feel they need to process his death in light of realizing God’s plan for them. I am in need of some ways to help them know that we will make it and that God’s love will see them through. Thank you Lysa for all your help in my Christian development. You are truly God’s love in action! God Bless You!
I would read it first and try to instill the truths of God’s words into my 9 year old daughter. Also, I have 3 sons, ages 15, 13, 11. Even before reading it, I am sure there are truths that can be passed on to them. I talk to all of them about what a Godly mate looks like. I tell my boys, “Husbands love your wife as Christ loved the church.” I do not push them to have girlfriends, in fact I discourage it. I want them to have friends, build confidence in themselves about what it means to be a friend and what it means to love Jesus.
Please know that I am praying for you and your daughters. My God wrap his loving peace around all of you.
In Christ’s immense love,
I will give this to my 18 year old daughter who is about to graduate from high school and go off to college. Although, I hope she knows by now that saying yes to God is the most important decision that she will make daily, I would love for her to read your words of encouragement. You have a way with touching lives with your words and example!!
I would feel blessed to receive a copy of your book. Your blogs are always encouraging!
I would read this book together with my 9 year old daughter. I only wish that I had a women in my life when I was young to help me say yes and mean it to God early in life. This is my prayer for both of my daughters and I would love to have this book to read with them!
I would give the book to my neice Melody, she is really struggling with the image of being a daughter of the King! With her parents seperated and so much of her life in an unsure status I pray for he to hang on the Jesus as her rock, her strong place.
I’d share it with my friend Amanda. She has been such an unexpected blessing in my life.
I would give the book to my daughter who is a junior this year in high school & will be heading off to college in a year. I pray constantly that she lives out her life just doing what ever is that God would have her.
I would give the book to my daughter. She loves Jesus but struggles to find others just as committed.
I would give it to one of my nieces. Then hopefully she would pass it on to my other 2 nieces. One is in high school & the others are in middle school.
I’d give the book to my daughter, for us to read together. Today’s culture is so difficult to navigate. We need to be constantly aware and working to counteract the worlds messages.
I would give it to my high school daughter who is on the brink of many choices that will affect her future & my heart and prayer are that she seeks the Lord first and foremost.
I would LOVE to give this book to my two daughters, ages 15 and 13 as they face the challenges of being a Christ follower in a non Christ follower world!!! They are facing pressures in middle school and high school and are desperately trying to be the young women God has called them to be. Thank you!!!
To all my 4 older daughters. The one who is married in preparing her heart for the preparation of her future daughter/daughters .Also, to our middle schooler, who is gullible and easily lead by peers, in helping her in my smart choices that please God and not peers. To my two Highschoolers, in guiding them with my help in finding solution that will help them in making correct decisions to lifes issues.
I would LOVE to give this book to my niece. She is a very Faith oriented young woman but I believe this would be a wonderful addition for her. She is a tween. She is 12. She is coming into womanhood. I want her to be a Christ follower and not fall into the line of “doing what my friends are doing” thing. Thank you for such a opportunity!
My daughter is going to be 16 on March 26th. She is growing so much in her spiritual journey. I am so proud of her. I think this book could be used for us to spend some more time with each other, each learning more about God and each other.
God bless you, Lysa!!!
I would give this book to my daughter Hannah. We enjoy reading together s this book would give us a great topic to read and discuss!
I would give this book to my niece, Lindsey. She has had to deal with so much this past year, losing two grandparents, some issues with peer pressure, the hardships associated with being a high school senior and trying to decide what this life is all about. She already is a wonderful young woman of faith, but I would love for her to build on that foundation and see that other young women are on the same journey.
Oh, what a great reminder!!
Well, I would first loan the book to a friend with teenage daughters…but only if she promises to give it back so that my daughter and I can read it when she gets a bit older!!
Thanks for the opportunity!
I would give it to my forever friend’s 18yr old daughter who was raised in a strong Christian home but sadly in the last year and a half has had to experience her parents divorcing and finding new partners. There are actually 3 girls but one is doing her first year University and I know she has had her foundation completely ripped away. Everything she has been taught her Mom walked away from. I pray she will dig deep for God as I know he is digging deep for her. She has always been a leader to her sisters( so I am sure she would share.) I would also give one to my friend…..sadly not sure if she would read it but thankfully God is bigger than me!!! I keep praying because obviously our friendship has become nonexistant. We grew up together,married and had children together….that is why I call her my forever friend and I always will.
I would give and read this book with my 14 year old daughter. She has struggled with so many bad things in her life. From being bullied both physically and mentally to poor self esteem and self worth . I pray daily for her healing and to find that what is she is in Gods view is way more important that what she thinks she is in the world view. While I am personally still learning that lesson myself it has been a struggle to help her.
I would love to give this book to my 16 year old daughter. I’m watching her develop into such a godly young lady. The journey of watching her be molded and shaped by God is truly incredible. I believe that this book will definitely help her in this process. Love your God honoring work, Lysa!
I am a mom of three girls we are about to head overseas for several years. I would love to give this book to my thirteen year old as she witnesses other cultures and will be forced to truly make her faith her own during some critical years of development!
I would read it with my 9 year old daughter and then pass it along to other mother/daughter starting their spiritual walk together. I believe in sharing good words and good works.
You are a blessing I am so inspired by you!
I would give this book to my 25 y/o daughter. She is currently away at Pharmacy school, we talk or text everyday. She has Christ in her life. She has many struggles being so far away from home not seeing her family very much. She does attend church regularly, but knowing Him is more than going to church It’s actually living the Word as life unfolds day to day. She needs to have Christ completely in her life and I feel this book would help her understand the importance of that.
My daughter is the third of three children and wise beyond her years. I want to read your book and share your words with her. I would then pass it on to neighbors, cousins, and anyone interested…the more people the better!
I would give this book to my daughter who is 800 miles away in college. I’m going to pick her up for spring break along with 4 of her friends that don’t have a place to go. What a great book to discuss while they are at our house for a week.
I would give this book to my 19 year old daughter. She is preparing to strike out on her own & is also going thru a rough patch with her faith. While I pray for her every day, I think this book would help her.
I would give this to my almost 18 year old daughter (July 10/13). She requires constant encouragement as I am a single mom with barely a “pot to pay out of”. She is doing pretty well, but boys appear more important than grades and God at this time. She continues her powerpoint assistance with the Church and that is a root for her. She had once asked we leave during a sermon and I said no. She never asked again. I would love for her to stay motivated to God first. That is what I’ve always said God, family then work.
I would love to have had something like this when raising my daughter…I would like to give this to her as she is living life in a blended family and raising her children by marriage and her own daughter.
Thank you for your ministry.
I would give the book to my 19 year old daughter, Alice, who is in her first year at Exeter university. She has given her life to the Lord, but still has so many questions. I know He will not let go of her, but she lets go of Him. Its difficult being away from home, and there are so many pressures on our young nowadays.
I love your devotionals, thank you so much.
I will probably buy your book to give to Alice, anyway!
I’d give this to my teenage daugter whom I love with all my heart.
I love all of this post! I have 3 young adult kids (son 22, daughters 19 & 18) I’d love to share this book with them!
I have a teenage daughter and two pre-teen girls. The love, inspiration and information you’ve included in your book is so inspiring and written in a way the girls can say “I get it!” I’d love to share this with my girls. Having Jesus in their lives is an important rule and we try to follow it each day. God and Family above all things. I also have twin boys that I hope and pray each day that we are guiding the girls in the right direction and the boys will follow suit and learn as well. Peace & love. With Thanks.
Great, great insight Lysa!! I would give this book to my daughter-in-law.
I would give this to my 12 year old daughter, Faith. Her name says it all. She is bold and unashamed of her love for Christ, and I want more than anything for her faith to grow as she daily becomes independently dependent on Jesus Christ. Thank you for this book that helps me encourage her!
Wow, tough question. I can think of so many young women in my life who would benefit from such a book, including my 2 daughters. However, I have a friend who has an immediate urgency for such a book in that her 14-yr old daughter is struggling with an eating disorder. We have had many conversations about her desire for her daughter to learn to let go of the “control” that seems to be the deeper issue with her eating disorder and to let God take control. I am looking forward to seeing this one on the bookshelves!
Great testimony. Most of my kids are grown (and I wish I’d known back when I was raising them what I know now.) but we still have one teen at home and your words have given me food for thought.
As far as sharing the book…I have a daughter who might like to read it (although she is 24 now) but also have some young ladies (teens) that I know that it could inspire. I would pray and ask the LORD who might most need/use it.
Congrats!!! I would give it Christina, my church’s youth group coordinator. She’s awesome!
I would give this book to my 12 yr old (soon to be 13) daughter. This day & age life is getting harder & harder. The problems I see her facing are problems I didn’t face ’til I was 18! Kids these age are growing up faster & faster. I would love to be able to give this book to her. She is growing into such a beautiful young woman that is on fire for God!
I would give this copy to a young girl 18 or older at our women’s retreat or if God has someone I mind to that person. I will leave it up to God to instruct me on who to give it too
My grandaughter is being raised by my son, her Dad. Her mother left them when she was 3. They lived with me for 5 years. I then remarried and moved 250 miles away. She is like a daughter to me and we miss each other very much. I see her about every 4-6 weeks. I would give the book to her. She will soon be 11. If it is too advanced for her now, she’ll grow into it soon! I worry that when she hits the teen years, she’ll really feel the pain of not having a Mother. I pray for her all the time and so grateful her Dad and she are in church. He is a good Dad.
I so enjoy reading your encouraging posts. As a single mother of a 5 year old boy they really help me in this crazy world. I would love to give this book to my dear sister who struggles spiritually as a young mother of 3 girls.
I would love a copy of this book. What a treasure that you wrote this with your daughter. Two women working together to share with all of us! I would want to read the book & then give it to my daughter. She is at that age where she is almost a teenager & there are going to be many tough choices that she is going to face in the years ahead. I would hope that this will help give her tools to make the choices that are right for her & not just go with the flow of what everyone else is doing. I might even buy a few more copies to give to my nieces who are all around the age that could use something like this. I think that they would love it too.
Congratulations on your new book! I would love to have this book to give to a very special 14 year old girl. Her father is my husband’s close friend. She lives in the Arctic with her father, who is a truck driver. Her mother is not with her, a very difficult situation in her early childhood. She and her father recently came to visit us. And she is such an incredibly terrific girl. In a basically faithless small inuit community, she is so strong in her beliefs and convictions. Which enlightened me to the current situations that teen girls are dealing with. She is so mature for her age and such a level head on her shoulders. We had a few ‘girl’ moments which we both delighted in, her not having a mother and me raising two boys. We were going through my jewelry box and I gave her a ring I’d had. It is silver and says, True Love Waits. She was so excited to have it. She wears it every day. She has made so many positive choices in her life, and had to grow up quickly. I am so proud of her and would love to share your motherly girly wisdom of God with her.
God Bless your work,
I would share this book with my 3 daughters and then pass it on or buy copies for the youth group our 6 kids are in or maybe in future to our daughter in laws. I get so frustrated trying to find biblical reading materials for our 3 girls and 3 boys. All but our 8 year old are believers and working hard to resist the culture and follow hard after the lover of their souls. My 15 year old girl just finished reading your “More Than A Good Bible Study Girl”. I love your books and have bought 5 of them. I love the message you always bring to your books and I feel like I just had a wonderful conversation with a great friend who is encouraging me in my relationship with Christ. Thank you!!!
I have twin 15yo girls who I very affectionatly refer to as my daughters… the ones I never had. They are being raised by a single dad. They’ve been friends with my sons since pre-school, and spend a lot of time in our home. I love them dearly and would love to share your book with them!
I work with young girls at my church and am in the process of planning our churches 7th Annual Girls Retreat. This book would be an inpsiration to one of girls that I find has grown through the years. Although she has accepted Christ she will need some better insight to reach her potential spiritual and personal goals! And my prayer is that once she has found what she needs and grows in Christ she will pass it on as she mentors young ladies later in her life.
I would give this book to my 18 year old daughter who is in her first year of college. She has grown up since birth very active in church and a beautiful christian girl, however, the temptations of “college life” have grabbed her attention. While she chases the world there have been those phone calls to momma about hard times and struggles. As I diligently pray for Godly friends and influences, God, droppes little angels into her life to get her mind to thinking about the path she is taking. Just a few days ago she called me about a friend she met who is a strong, focused Christian. She verbally admitted to me she has been feeling selfish and that she is not on God’s path for her life. I was thanking Jesus in that moment which reminded me she is under His constant provision because she belongs to him. I think this book would motivate her to reclaim her position in Christ.
I have a granddaughter that I am worried is headed down the wrong path. Her mother is divorced and lives with a guy and I’ve always believed you should set an example for your daughter to follow. Every Christmas I have given books to all my daughters and daughters in laws written by Lysa or another P31 author. this book I would give to my granddaughter!
I would give this book to my good friends daughter who is going through some personal struggles with work and men. She has God in her life and this would just give her the boost she needs. Our group shares books so I’m sure she would share it with others.
I would give this to a friend and her daughter who is college.
I would love to give this book to my granddaughter and her mom so they can both learn together. Makayla is 12 and I believe my daughter needs to know this herself.
although they have excepted Jesus Christ they are not walking the walk. I also have another granddaughter who will be 17 and her outlook is to be noticed. her whole familly has excepted Christ Jesus but they to aren’t walking with the Lord. I believe Ariana needs to know more about saying Yes to the Lord. Thank You for reaching out!!
Sounds like an amazing book! I have two sons (ages 20 and 23) who have given me the opportunity to cross paths with several wonderful young ladies. I am thinking of a specific one who begun her journey with The Lord almost two years ago. It has been such a blessing to have had conversations with her about seeing God at work. This book would be perfect for her. In fact, I may need to buy several copies to pass around to a few others!
I would give this book to my daughter. She is 22 years old and about to get married in 2 weeks. She and her finance are both Christians but I know that newly married couples tend to relax their church habits when newly married and out on their own together for the first time. She goes to church on a regular basis now but I want to reinforce to her how even more important it is to continue to live in Christ after she is married. I want her in a Christian household and this would be a great way to start the reinforcement as a continued way to live her life and by her doing that then her finance will continue also followed by their future children.
First of all, God bless you, that talent you have to write and express yourself. I would defitnetly give this book to my youngest daughter that recently joined the Airforce. It has been dificult for me to let go for this sudden decision of hers was unexpected. However, I am learning to let go and hopeful that what we (her parents) have taught her, she would put into practice. I think a book like this would emphasize what we have told her all along.
I would give this book to my daughter – 22 yrs. old and not living the life I know God has in store for her. I do, however, have the faith that she will come back around.
Thank you for your words. I’m a mother of an eleven month old baby boy. I’m already seeing the things he is learning simply by taking the time to teach him. My desire is also to stimulate his thought process to help him think for himself. I have an education degree and wholeheartedly believe lifelong learning, be it spiritual, emotional, cognitive development,etc., starts at home, by example. My prayer is to cultivate in him a desire to know Jesus and weigh his decisions against Biblical truths as I do the same.
I love to have resources on hand to give out when a need arises. I work heavily with our children’s department at my church and lead our Wednesday night programming with around 50 kids weekly. So for this book, if I were to receive it, I believe I know just the right young lady who needs to read it. She is struggling with a rough home life and being held back in school at a pivotal point in her development. She is beginning down a path I’m praying against including relationships with boys and struggles with image. In fact, I think she may need it regardless.
Thank you for your ministry! You’re influence, and God’s nudging, has inspired me to begin my own. Coming soon: JamieJoy.com Blessings!
Good Word! I know my children are doing a better job teaching their children to reason… I would share this book with my daughter, Jessica, so she could share it with my grand daughter, Gwenevere. Thank you for this truth.
I would give this book to my 12 year old daughter. She and I both have a passion to read and I would love to read this with her and discuss it together. You can never start too young when it comes to helping our kids develop their relationship with Christ.:-)
I would love to give this to my 16 yr. old niece. Thank you for this opportunity!
I read your one for women and shared it with my 15 yr old daughter. I would love to have one that is
more for her and her growth in her walk and to prepare her as she becomes a woman. Love to see
young girl writing books for other young girls. Someone like a role model and that you can do it too.
. Thank you daughter for sharing her walk with other
young girls. What a blessing. Praying I win one for
her. Thats would be even more special. Have a blesses day.
I would give this to my eldest daughter who is struggling in her walk with Christ. I pray daily for her to follow hard after our Lord and try to present her with different articles that support my prayers.
I would give this book to my 16 1/2 year old daughter, whom I love very much. She is growing into a beautiful and spiritual minded young lady. In just another year she will be going off to college, I believe she is ready to leave the nest both mentelly and personally.
Lysa, I would give this book to my 12 year old daughter to read. But I would also try to use it in my teen ministry- as a study to do with them.
I would love to read this book for myself, and save it to give to my daughter when she is old enough. (She is only 4 months old right now). 🙂
I have eight grand daughters , oldest is 20 and youngest is 7. Would be such a blessing to pass from one to the other! Proverbs 31 woman is a blessing and I share it often on FB. Thank you
I would love for my 21 year old daughter to have this book as she does a girl’s bible study at our church for young teen girls and I love your writings so I am sure it would be impactful in their lives. How awesome would it be to see 12 young women say YES to God at their age?!
I would give this book to my daughter who is 14 years old. She is at such an impressionable age, and struggles to feel confident when peers are “not so nice”. She has a loving heart, and wants to be the young lady God wants her to be. As a Freshman in high school this is a struggle. We have open conversations about issues she is confronted with on a daily basis. However, she would enjoy a different perspective coming from another teenager. Any positive influence I can empower her with – i make that attempt.
I would give this book to my 16 year old daughter who is a Jesus follower and very perceptive. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t still need much guidance, and a book from Lysa and her daughter would be an incredible book to go through together!
I would love to able to share this with my daughter Natalie. She is 12 and in 6th grade, and struggling to figure out how God fits her world of boys, friends who don’t always share our values, and finding out what kind of person she wants to be.
This is so right on! I have raised my children and tried to instill this principle in them — that they needed to think through the consequences of their actions and own responsibility. It worked in some ways. It didn’t in others.
I have a 16-year-old granddaughter whose mom has not allowed her to get her driver’s license yet because she doesn’t exhibit enough responsible thought process. I love this idea about an assignment on the dangers of texting and driving. I’m going to pass this insight along to my daughter — who is having a little trouble in the letting go of the teenager department.
I would give this book to my granddaughter because I believe she knows Jesus, but it has been a while since she made her commitment and has walked out of the path. I’d like to have a way that isn’t Nana preaching or lecturing that will help her remember she is a child of the living God, and joint heir with Jesus. Which really does make her the beautiful and wonderful person I see her as.
Her family isn’t walking with the Lord, so the devotional might be a voice in a dry place for her. (Of course, that assumes she’ll read it.) 🙂
My granddaughter is starting middle school and needs encouragement to stay on track. She goes to church with her family but they need a little push to reach the next level of faith. Through your book my daughter and granddaughter could develop a deep realationship with each other and our heavenly Father.
Thank you for your time.
I would give the book to my daughter 🙂 at 25 she is making life decisions that could alter her path . Any young woman needs all the Godly guidance she can get in this world, true?
I would give this book to my 20-yr old stepdaughter. She is having a baby this summer and I believe she would be ready to give her child the best she can give. She has attended church randomly with my husband and I in the past, and has recently moved to GA. We live in SC. She had a difficult life with her mother growing up and is now going to be a mother herself. Perhaps this book will start her off to include Jesus in the life of her child early on, and will build upon her own life with the Lord. She may appreciate the book is co-written by a young lady as well.
Thank you, Sandy
I would give this book to one of the girls in my teen small group. This particular girl is trying hard to follow Jesus, but still gets tripped up also trying to live with one foot in the world.
I would give this book to my daughter, who is 13. She is such an amazing young lady and I see her trying each day to seek God, which is the best reward a parent could ever get! I pray she will continue with her journey and will be super strong and resiliant by the time she leaves our home for college.
I think I would give it to my friend’s daughter because I really think there’s a good chance she would read it and (hopefully) it could transform her life. 🙂
I would give this book to my daughter, Brienne. She’s only nine but lately she’s been discovering the studying the Bible is enjoyable and she’s learning to hear God’s voice and respond. My greatest prayer for my kids is that they fall deeply in love with Jesus and with His Word, and I love seeing this prayer develop in Brienne.
I would give one copy to each of my daughters to read and share with a friend. The other copy I’d put in our church library.
I would give this book to my 23 year old daughter whom I am desperately trying to turn back around to God. She used to love church and prayed all the time, but after a highly influential Agnostic boyfriend and an Atheist one, has fallen away from church and God. I pray every day that God will give me the words to help guide her down the right path towards Him.
I would love to read this book with my beautiful daughter, Abigail. I recently read Unglued & am anxious to discover more of your books!
I would like to give this book to my new friend, Joy. Recently my 17 year old son started spending lots of time with a classmate and they are together is seems like ALWAYS. She is a very smart young woman who will be graduating from high school this Spring and going on to Pre-Med. She lives away from home and is very open to my conversations about her future. I think she would greatly benefit from reading your book. I did the group study of “What Happens when Women say Yes to God” with my bible study group and it was a blessing!
I want & need this book. I have 3 young girls, 13,11, and 6. My 13 year old has a God serving heart. She wants to go on every mission trip offered at our church. She went on her 1st mission trip last year to NYC. I am hoping that her passion will overflow to her younger sisters.Please!!!!
I would love to give this to my 15 year old granddaughter. She loves the Lord and wants to have a deeper relationship. However her parents do not attend church and they live in the country. It is hard for her to go on her own. I like to encourage her as much as possible.
My 17 year old daughter, Emily, has been on fire for Christ and was baptized last spring. She has yet to decide her life career path but feels strongly that it would be in a way that honors God. She is like a sponge lately and this could be a valuable piece in that puzzle.
To be honest Lysa, I would use the book for myself and then pass it along to my two younger sisters. I am a young woman who wants to strive to live out the call that God has placed on my heart! And I love, love, love that this is written for young women because sometimes I feel like we are a major group that gets left out.
Thank you for your consideration!
what happens when women say yes to God was another awesome & enlightening “experience” for me! thank-you for writing it & for being such a blessing to SO many women! i would love to give what happens when young women say yes to God to my 16 year old niece. she is a beautiful young lady in her junior year of highschool. she has started looking at colleges & is hoping for a basketball scholarship. i’d love her to have this book as she enters this new & exciting stage in her young life! thank you & many smiles & blessings to you always 🙂
I love your blogs, your books, and your videos. I am making it my ministry to give copies of such wonderful items to people I see in life- strangers. Just to introduce them to Christ in an unexpected way. Today my family and I are awaiting an open heart surgery for my dad. As we wait for him in the waiting room, I will be passing along God’s word. I’d love to add this book to my ministry, to donate to a young woman I meet in this journey.
Thank you for your ministry!
i am a 23 year old rutgers student . i first saw you on youtube at liberty univrersity your message on obedience touch my heart i like ur style of writting and your advice if i got book i would cherish it and tell all my college friends to get a copy
I am a school administrator at a small Christian school. One of my students is going the a very difficult situation at home. I would love to give her this book. My desire is that her focus through all of this is on God and His love and not the earthly situation she is going through at this time.
I would give this book to my daughter who is starting her life as a young woman, in her own apartment, far from home. She is struggling right now with the world but always does the right thing, based on her Christian values. I think it would be a blessing to her.
I would save it for my daughter, but while I wait I would lend this book out to anyone in need. Over time it would come back worn and torn, my hope is it would have been read by some amazing young women who are standing out in the crowd and seeking God.
I would give this to a woman in our Bible Study who continues to need encouragement! Thank you!!
I am a huge fan of the original book”what happens when women say yes to God”. I have read it four times and recently included the importance this book had in my personal walk with the Lord when speaking to a women’s group about God’s story in my life. I just ordered the original book for my cousin and aunt who attended the Girls Night Out event I spoke at. My cousin has a 13 year old daughter I would give this book to. She could read it while her mom and Grandmother read the other one. I love to tell my story of what happened when I said Yes to God’s calling and Lysa’s book was such encouragement during that period of my life of learning the difference in a personal walk versus just having a belief/ religion.
I am sitting in the waiting room at my 14 yo daughters therapy appt. She has anorexia. If there is anything in this book that will help her overcome this struggle you wouldn’t have to give it to me I’d buy 100 copies. I pray everyday for her to give this control over to Jesus. Thank you Lysa, your insight and encouragement helps me through all the time. My life verse is Proverbs 31:25. God bless you.
I would give this book to a young lady in our church who is graduating this year. She feels called to missions but is unsure of what exactly God has in mind for her. She is devoted and passionate to following hard after him and I know she will do incredible things! Thanks for your ministry Lysa. It has helped draw me (and many others) closer to Jesus.
I would share this with my grown daughters, especially the youngest. She’s 26, has a 1yr old baby, and her heart is tender toward God. She’s also all about teaching her son… and sings the kids christian songs to him that she sang when she was little!
I would give this book to my oldest daughter as a birthday present, because she is turning 12 in May. I would like her to build up the toolbox in her heart. I’d like her to face today’s challenges knowing that she is a child of God, and a gift to many.
I would give this book to my 18 year old daughter. She is a Christian but has gotten away from God. She goes to church but she is not trusting God right now. Her boyfriend which she claimed to love more than anything, committed suicide this past November. She had gotten away from God when she started dating him. She is still grieving and having a poor attitude toward a lot includng her parents. Especially me. I pray for her daily. And I do a lot of crying. I think if she read this book, it could help her a lot.
I would give this to my daughter Haley! Thank you!
I would love to give my sister’s daughter Hannah, this book. Hoping it would encourage her to be the kind of young lady God wants her to be and have the confidence she needs to follow Him and make right choices in her life.
It would be a blessing to her. in Christ
Oh I have so many sweet ladies I would like to share this with. It would be hard to choose!
I would give this to my eldest daughter ago I just starting to enter into the teenage world. I won’t her to always to remember that god loves her and made her all that she is. And that in him all things are possible.
I would LOVE to give this book to my, soon to be, 20 year old daughter. She is in her semester year of college and 4 1/2 hours away from her family/church. I pray daily for Godly people to enter her life and invest in her like she is investing in others. Being surrounded by temptation, trying her best to minister to those around has left her cup empty…she needs to be filled. Your books have helped change me through your relatable approach to scripture, your transparency and your unbelievable loving way you speak truth! I would love to share your work with her and watch the amazing way God will work in her life as well!
I would give this book to my future daughter- in- law. I am sure it would bless her life tremendously.
I would give this book to my daughter who has been trying to find a new church home and is expecting my second grand child. I desire so much for her to bring her children up in a church and have their focus on serving our mighty God.
I would give this book to my 21 year old daughter that is struggling with several issues in her life, gambling, lying, depression, and along with friend issues. She was so active in her faith with Christ during her highschool years and since she gradutated she has been suffering with lots of issues. I am at a loss of what to do these days to help her. She is needing to follow Christ again and get her life back. I pray everyday for her and would love it if you would pray for her too.
I would love to give this book to my 13 year daughter as we walk through it together.
I really need to prayer to make sure I am giving a total Yes to God!
I would give it to my daughter, who just turned 12, and we wourld read it together;
I would share my copy with my daughter. She is 19 yrs old and in her first year of college. Thank you for your ministry.
I would give the book to my sweet oldest daughter who’s 14th birthday is tomorrow and I’d have her pass it on to her two younger sisters to read when they are ready for it! I know they would all love it bc all three of my girls have a heart for God and I’m sure this book would be amazing and help them on their journey of saying yes to God! It would also help them to influence their friends and peer group to say “yes”to God as well!!
Hope we get a copy!!
i’d love to share the book with my teen daughter!
I would give this book to my niece, Katie, who will be turning 18 in April. She is just beginning the path to adulthood and would love to share some positive thoughts with her along her way 🙂
I would give the book to my 16 year old sister. She has been through so much being the youngest. She could really use some Godly advise from some one older. She is striving to be Godly but has gotten in with the wrong set of friends at times. I just don’t want to see her get hurt. I want to see her grown in Christ.
My daughter is 17 years old and about to graduate from high school and leave home this fall for college. I would love nothing better than to send a copy of this book with her so she can refer to it when she encounter situations that make her question her spirituality and morals as she goes through the trials and tribulations of her first year away from home. As you said in today’s reading, we as parents can’t be there for every difficult situation our children face. We have to give them the best tools we can and hope they apply them to the job properly! I trust her immensely, but I know she will face all the situations a young person faces in their first year of college and being away from home for an extended period for the first time. I’d love to give her your book.
Teaching my kids to think is just what I needed today! My daughter is away at college and is starting to date. We had an intense conversation about it and I “happened” to read a scripture about letting go after I have taught her; that it is God who causes her to will and to do (something to that effect, but I got the point). I would give the book to my daughter.
I would give this book to my 13 year-old daughter. She is just beginning to face the teen years and I would love to share with her the lessons I learned reading the previous book written for women.
First, I would read the book myself. I am still somewhat a “young” woman (26) & I think taking in as much godly wisdom & instruction as I can is incredibly important. Then when my daughter is a little older I would read it to her, and keep it for her to read on her own once she is old enough to & fully understand it. I can think of a friends daughter I would let borrow it as well! 🙂
Thanks for all of your daily inspiration Lysa!!
I would give this book to my 14 year old granddaughter. She loves the Lord, has been baptized in water and serves in her church with the 2 year olds. When she was 5 she was diagnosed with leukemia and the Lord healed her. She is precious to me and in the sight of God. She is hungry for more of God and I believe she would love to read your book and apply it to her life.
I would give this book to my daughter who is in her first year of middle school. I can already see her fighting the battle between what she knows is right and what her friends want her to do and be.
Teaching while they are young is definately best. Once they have thier own children they know best. I would give this book to my daughter. Her children are now 13, 14, 15. She needs encouragement during these teen years, and although she’ll come to me with questions, she really just wants me to listen, it helps her to think it through, without “mom” telling her what to do. This book would be a great encourager. Carol
I’d give this to my friends daughter. She’s such a beautiful young lady who is just coming into those teen years. This would be s great msg to keep her on the rt walk w/Christ!! Thanks Lysa!!
I would give this to my daughter Kayla. She doesn’t know god and blames him for a father’s betrayal that has led to a broken family; divorced. She’s a beautiful 17 year old senior and her heart is broken. Her pain and anger can be so overwhelming at times. I had a wonderful moment with Sharon Jaynes this weekend in Northern VA and shared with her a picture of Kayla. Sharon’s story touched my heart so deeply and I wanted to share my daughter with her and asked her to pray for Kayla. Thank you for your wonderful and encouraging words you share with so many women! Blessings, Pat
I would like to give this book to my granddaughter. Awhile she was going to church with me, then quit to start going with her boyfriend. They broke up but she doesn’t want to go with me again. She starts college in the fall and I’d like her to read it over the summer before she begins college. College has a way of moving folks away from following God and moves them toward following the way of the world. I think she really needs this book to help keep her on the right path. Thanks!
I would give this book to my daughter. It is a blessing to see God molding her into a beautiful woman.
Charis became my daughter in 2007. At age 8, she left all she had and knew to come to a new country, learn a new language, and live with new people. She had never heard the Name of Jesus. She has been getting to know Him over the past 5 and 1/2 years and is thinking about getting baptized this summer. I would love to give this book to her.
I have four daughters and each of them have given their lives to Christ. My third daughter is pregnant with her first Baby and its my hope that she will come walk a bit closer with Jesus now as she grows her own family. That her Legacy will be richer than my own.
I would give it to my daugher-in-law. A young marine mother with 2 beautiful children whose daddy is a marine over in Afghanistan. She fights for her country and her family. Who better to have on her side than God?
I would give this book to my 14 yr. old daughter. She loves doing her own Bible studies and devotionals as well as doing some with me. We are always on the look-out for books and studies to strengthen her spiritually. Thanks!
Lysa, I would read your new book with my 19 year old precious daughter of whom I asked the LORD today, really? After the hardest-trial-year yet she was betrayed by college friends today. She called me and stoically shared but then the tears flowed. My heart is breaking for her. Fear creeps in about her future, our future … she doesn’t want to be six hours away at college; she didn’t want to leave a Daddy with stage three cancer, a brother with medical challenges, and a Mama left to pack due to foreclosure. She didn’t want to start her freshman year with a devastating facial disease that began suddenly during a mission trip a few months before orientation. But she said, “Yes, Lord.” So I again shared Genesis 50:20 and we’re choosing to believe the character of our LORD and Savior—Jehovah Jirah. God bless you, Lysa and Hope … xo
To our daughter- in allowing her to continue to make her decisions towards Christ her own decisions while allowing her to anchor her life on the one who came and died for her and to the one who loves her the best.
There is a girl at church, a teen, her name us Dani. She us having a hard time with her mom’s mental health issues and grappling with the fact that her parents are no longer together, not getting back together, etc. Several of us women are trying to reach out to her for comfort. I think something like this may be a good resource, esp. if it cones from Lysa. Thank you !!
To our daughter- in allowing her to continue to make her decisions towards Christ her own decisions while allowing her to anchor her life on the one who came and died for her and to anchor herself to the one who loves her the best.
I would give this book to my granddaughter. She is in her first year of middle school and my hearts desire would be for her to be totally sold out for Jesus. If her life would be changed as much as mine was reading, “What Happens When Women Say Yes To God”….then my prayers would be answered. Thank you Lysa for your faithfulness to share what God gives you..
I would give this book to my two daughters, Jamie and Julia. They are 14 and 13 respectively. Having come to Christ later in life, my deepest desire is for my four children to say yes to Him sooner rather than later. I want all four, but even more so my girls, to know the love of the Savior and to be filled by Him rather than what the world seeks to fill them with. I love your writing and I easily relate to you making you one of my favorite female Christian authors. Based on the books I’ve read so far, I know this book would be a blessing to my girls.
I would give this book to my 13 year old daughter because she is an avid reader who has been pondering lately about the deeper things in life. As an overprotective mom who wanted to make up where I was lacking when I was a child, I am now learning that I need to let my children fail in order to grow. This is a HARD lesson to live out, but a necessary one. I want them to know that they can make it through their struggles in life, and to learn to lean on God. I believe this book could really make an impact on my daughter as she is learning to navigate life as an adolescent.
(BTW, Lysa, I love your authenticity!!!! )
I would give this book to my 15 year old sister. I’m married and not at home to be there for her anymore. I try my hardest, but I mainly leave it up to God. He is in control of her precious life, I can merely influence her, she has to make her own choices . I pray for her daily, not to make the poor decisions my family has so quickly embraced as the “ok” way to be. I pray she stands strong and grows in the Lord.
She loves to read, especially anything her big sister recommends! I have learned so much through Lysa’s books, having my sister connect to a younger version of a book I read…it will be magical.
I would give this to my 14 year old sister. We have different mothers but are from the same father. Her mother dies of cancer last year and our father died of alcoholism last Thursday, his funeral was today, he was a man with a good heart but his priorities were a little out of order and his addiction took his life… She is struggling very much.
I would give this book to a young teen mom who is beginning a mentorship program with myself and another group of women who have a heart start a home for young moms. I pray God will use your book to touch many lives!
I would love to give this book to my daughter if appropriate for an 11 year old. I would also love to give it to her pitching coach who is such a dynamic young lady. Thank you for sharing so much in your ministry, you will never know how many people your ministry helps. Love you!! God bless you!!
I am a youth leader at my church, I would love to share this book with my girls!!! I can’t wait to read and possibly work on this study with my teen girls! Thank you!!!
Thank you Lisa for your insightful blog on ‘The most important lesson’. I am a mother of 3, my eldest being 18yrs old now. It has been my journey with my middle daughter, 10years old, suffering anxiety, that has woken me up to my natural habit of rescuing and my need to be needed. Together we are now working as a family to resource and equip our children rather than to solve their problems.
I would give your new book to a 20 year old girl I have been mentoring over the past few years. She has just begun mentoring a younger teenage girlfriend. She was so animated when she came to tell me that what she had learnt from our time together she could now pass on. A beautiful Paul, Barnabas and Timothy analogy of someone you are accountable to and for. God is good.
I would give it to my daughter who is almost 12 and read it with her. She has such a heart for unreached people and loves the Lord, but is constantly anxious and down on herself. She talks about being a missionary when she is grown, but she needs to set some middle-school sized goals and not plan so far ahead, but wait for God to show her His timing in it all and give her His peace. Thank you for your ministry!
I started to write why I would like to give this to my daughter…
Then I couldn’t help reading the comments. What an opportunity to pray for all these young women who are being called out here by women who love them! It is so hard to be a Godly young woman in today’s culture. Raising them up is the best investment of our time and energy we can possibly make. God bless you all for loving these girls and giving your hearts to them. This is what we have been called to do.
I would love to read this with my daughter. She is 12 years old and has spina bifida. She doesn’t understand why I say that God is so good. She doesn’t understand why she has to walk with a walker and everyone else does not. She doesn’t understand why the kids in her school will not call her or play with her. She doesn’t understand why she should love God. I want to show her why.
I would give this book to my almost 12 year old daughter , I would love to read thru this book with her & talk about it together , she is a wonderful young lady & I pray that the book would only make he stronger in her faith with God.
I would give this book to a very good friend of mine. She just turned 20 in December and is not living her life for the Lord. She was raised in a very badly broken home. He rmother is a self-proclaimed Christian, but shows no outward signs of it. My friend is debating on going of to college or continuing to work her minimun-wage job… I try to give her advice, but she is as hard-headed as me! Actually, her friendship is like looking back in time 10 years to how I used to be!! I want to protect her from the mistakes I had to live and work through, but I know that I can’t so I just try to always be there when she needs somebody.
I would read this book with my 16 year old daughter. So we could discuss together. Then pass on to our Youth Pastor’s wife who leads the teen girls Bible study group @ our church. Then ask her to pass along to whom she would like and ask that person when finished to pass on to the next person so this book could be enjoyed by many.
I would give this book to my sister. She’s searching for something to fill the void in her life. Perhaps left by our abusive father, or her struggling relationships. In any case, she’s a believer, but never been baptized and questioning God’s power. She doesn’t realize God can fill that void and bring peace to her life. I pray for the right words, but I don’t know that I’m getting through to her.
I would give this to my 26 yr old daughter, who is struggling. She thinks God may have forgotten her. She has been so unhappy for many years, waiting for her “boyfriend of 7 yrs to ask her to be married. She has been in a holding pattern, unable to get on with her life, and embrace what God has in store for her future. She is an excellent first grade teacher, with such a sweet heart, but I see her heart hardening with each disappointment. I would desperately like to offer her some hope that she would accept.
To be honest I wouldn’t give this book away I’d keep it for myself. I am a 25 year who has fallen in love with your writing style and transparency. One of the 1st books I read from you was More Than Just A Good Bible Study Girl. And from that point on I have been following your books and just learning from you. As a preacher’s kid I had always known religion, but through your books (and some great teaching from my pastor
I have 3 daughters under 9 and pregnant w my 4th ….yes, daughter….due in August. I need help. Lots of guided help. That only The Lord can provide. But this book must surely be of some help too 🙂
I would give this book to my 17 year daughter, who I pray stays connected with God through the end of her junior and senior years of high school and beyond.
Thanks for the opportunity!
I would give this to my 25 yr old daughter who just had a daughter of her own!! Im so very proud that my daughter has embraced the Lord and is living a Christian life. I want her to be well equipped to teach Godly things to her daughter as well.
I would give it to my daughter who has just turned 14. She is an amazing young woman, hungry for God with an amazing faith. She has suffered with eczema but has overcome it to learn to dance. She was bullied but has overcome it and become a lovely confident young lady who knows that God is with her in every circumstance
I would give this book to my 13 year old cousin. She spent a few weeks this past summer visiting my husband and I at our home. She had questions about God, but said she was afraid to persue anything because her parents and older brother are atheists and she feels like she would somehow be betraying them to question their beliefs. We took her to our church and tried to model what a Christian home with two parents looks like (something she was quite baffled by – she didn’t understand why my husband and I didn’t scream at each other when we were upset, and why I consulted with him on decisions that needed to be made. We even had a conversation about why I would not divorce him…even if he “annoyed” me…divorce to her is like breaking up with a boyfriend). She lives with her mom who is divorced from her dad, whom she doesn’t get along with or respect. Her mother expects her to parent herself most days leaving her alone at home…many nights while my cousin was visiting, she explained how much she wished her mom would just pay attention to her and support the things she wanted to be involved in, like cheerleading and dance. She’s not allowed to be involved in activities that would interrupt her moms schedule. Her dad financially supports most anything my cousin wants to do, but her mother has no respect for her father and has taught her daughter that she doesn’t have to respect him either. I’d love for her to have a way to learn more about God and how she can have a relationship with Him, even if her parents aren’t supporting her and taking her to church. I’d love for her to see that her life has value and grow up to be different than the character that her mother models for her.
I would give it to my 20 yr. old daughter. By the way thank you so much for the personalized scriptures. I have already shared one set.
I would give this book to myself because I have FIVE daughters. What a blessing and challenge:) I love lifting them up to God every day. My greatest desire is for them to follow the Lord wholeheartedly. Thanks!
Lysa, I m reading your book “Unglued”. It is wonderful. You are so blessed by our Lord. I can’t begin to thank you enough for writing it. You have a wonderful gift of in site into our emotions. God Bless you and your God given work.
Hi–thanks for this opportunity. I would read one along with my daughter reading her copy. It’s important to purposefully chose to say yes to God, as the world is leading us to have things OUR way, & have it now & not wait on God. I want her to face her future strong in her Lord.
Love this, sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance to win!
I attend a fast growing church of young believers on fire for Christ and craving change in his world – our community. (nlc.tv) I live in the Second least Churched city in the Country.
I would LOVE to read it myself and have it on hand to pass around to the young singles,newleyweds’ or new mothers that God continues to put my way. God is mentoring these women , using my feable frame (as i watch in awe-being born again 9 short years)My church-which consists mostly of the “unchurched “with the mission statement -Loving those far from God and moving them to life in Christ ,is always in need of resources . With two “littles”(4 yrs and 9 months) I’m limited on time and cash to access more resources and uninterupted time to minister one on one to all. Passing this book to them would be a wonderful opportunity and great tool to have. I could always use the Godly direction.I’ve already hosted your “unglued” study and found that transforming! Thank you for all that you do for us young women! God is good, and faithful isn’t he?!
Sounds like a wonderful book! I would keep it and read it for me, since I have 3 daughters.
Lisa, Thank you for your Godly advice shared specifically with and for women. Such an inspiration and it has provided just the right advice when I need it so much. I would love to give this book to my son’s 24 year old girlfriend, Lecy. They are expecting a baby in 5 weeks and we have been praying and loving and supporting them and helping them to nurture a more meaningful relationship with Jesus. They have very few financial resources and a steep hill to climb in the way of challenges, but with God walking hand in hand with them, anything and everything is possible. Our daughter invited them to church with her last week and they all had a wonderful experience. They’ve agreed to go again this week! Small but important steps. I would love to give Lecy your book to encourage that walk and to help her know that He is the way to happiness.
I am a ministers wife with two adult children, both girls. I would share with girls and mother’s of young girls. I love to see women, in particular, say yes to God.
I would give the book to my 19 year old daughter who is finishing high school and going off to college in another state this fall. I want her to be equipped for whatever she may face being four hours from home. As a single Mom any extra encouragement is always welcome.
I would give this to my beautiful daughter Monica who will be turning 16. She struggles with self esteem issues. If she could just take Gods hand daily, she would be able to experience the life God intended for her to live.
I would give your new book to my precious 19 yr old daughter, Alexis.. She has just recently said yes to God by moving 2.5 hrs away to live with her Dad, step-mom & 9 kids. Her half-sister tried to commit suicide and it just ripped Alexis’ heart out that her sister felt there was no hope because she didn’t know Jesus. Alexis felt the spirit prompting her to pack up and go to share the love of Christ with her other family which she has spent very little time with over the last 17 yrs. Despite he own anxiety issues she has been work with God on to overcome, she just did it through the fear. I am such a proud Momma and praise & pray to God daily for his His will. Although, Alexis feels she is in the right place it isn’t exactly comfortable and she is in need of sisters & brothers in Christ. She’s looking for the right church & bringing along those in the family there that are interested in knowing more about this God she keeps speaking of 🙂 God doesn’t normally call us into perfect circumstances and she is realizing that but holding tight to her faith and God’s promises through the struggles. I think your new book would be so encouraging & insperational for her during this season in her life along with preparin her to say YES again to he faithful God.
God bless you for sharing your gifts wih us Lysa,
I really would like this for myself to help raise a Godly daughter.
I would give it to this girl that lived across the street from me when I was in College. She is 16 now, and thinks her world is so hard. Her parents got a divorce when she was really young. Her dad is not the nicest to her, and she thinks her mom is against her. I do not think she has been to church, but if so I am pretty sure it is not that much. She is a very sweet girl, beautiful, and very artistic. I would like to show her some how that even though she feels like everything is a mess. She can get through it with God on her side, guiding her.
I would give this book or Made to Crave for Young Women to my daughter. She has simply beautiful heart. In fact she is spending her spring break from college doing respite work for a child in foster care………amazing ministry for a 19 year-old; however, the guy she is dating does not like “religion” and never attends church or bible study with her. Thank you, Lysa, for writing! I love your books, blog, and speaking!
I would give your new book to my precious 19 yr old daughter, Alexis.. She has just recently said yes to God by moving 2.5 hrs away to live with her Dad, step-mom & 9 kids. Her half-sister tried to commit suicide and it just ripped Alexis’ heart out that her sister felt there was no hope because she didn’t know Jesus. Alexis felt the spirit prompting her to pack up and go to share the love of Christ with her other family which she has spent very little time with over the last 17 yrs. Despite he own anxiety issues she has been work with God on to overcome, she just did it through the fear. I am such a proud Momma and praise & pray to God daily for his His will. Although, Alexis feels she is in the right place it isn’t exactly comfortable and she is in need of sisters & brothers in Christ. She’s looking for the right church & bringing along those in the family there that are interested in knowing more about this God she keeps speaking of 🙂 God doesn’t normally call us into perfect circumstances and she is realizing that but holding tight to her faith and God’s promises through the struggles. I think your new book would be so encouraging & insperational for her during this season in her life along with preparin her to say YES again to he faithful God.
God bless you for sharing your gifts wih us Lysa,
I would give this book to my 16 year old daughter as she seeks to follow in His steps. It would be a great book for us to read together.
You inspire me and anxious to read your new book. I would, FIRST, give this book to myself as I am thirsty for God’s presence and learning more about what happens when I continue to say YES to God. I will then pass along the book to the women that comes to mind most while reading it and encourage that person to do the same. Kinda like pay it forward as we all say YES to God, I am sure He will illuminate us on who needs the book most.
I’d give the book to my precious daughter who is trying to follow Christ as a teen and seeing how mean people in the world can be. She is so caring and compassionate and it’s hard to see her learn these tough lessons but at the same time I’m seeing how strong her faith is.
Great post. Sound wisdom. Funny, that Deut scripture has been on my mind too. 🙂 Excited about you and your daughter’s book. What a fun joint adventure!!
I would read this book myself as I have gone through some tough situations. I’m participating in a celebrate recovery program and in steps of doing a personal inventory. Also interested in your book “Unglued”
I have four daughters I would like to see them have a close walk with God and do the work that He has called them to do.
Dearest Lisa, my daughter met a young woman in college who has become one of her close friends. We have been sharing the Lord with her and both committed to prayer on her behalf. She has had a difficult childhood, her dad abondoned her mom when she was a baby, her now stepfather has been physically abusive, and she struggles with finding love, and herself has entered into wrong relationships and continues to get hurt. She overdosed once while in college on alcohol and now this coming week is entering rehab for pill abuse. I would love to gift her your book while she is in rehab. She just shared with my daughter that she needs to get her life right with “God”. What she truly needs is to fall in love with the Lord. Thank you for considering me.
I would give this book to my precious friend Lynn, because she has 2 lovely daughters, one how graduated 2 years ago and one who is now a senior. They lost their young father in death almost 5 years ago. Both have a strong faith in God, but both have stuffed their feelings and I feel this book would direct them to the open door where our Heavenly Father would be allowed to pour out HIs healing upon them. They are both physically beautiful and have many talents, neither has done the dating scene.
I would give it to my daughter Heather, who just turned 18. She is beautiful and talented and loves God.
I would give this book to my daughter, Sidney, who is turning 13 in a few short months. She is a beautiful lady inside and out and my desire is for her to know God and to chose to live her life for Him. To understand that no person can complete her, only God can. I love your post about teaching kids to think for themselves – I try to do that with Sidney. She is so smart and I see her fixing problems before I even have a chance to offer suggestions! I know going into the next several years will be tough for her with all the pressures out there and I know if God is who she turns to for guidance and love and how to live her life, she will become an amazing woman. I want her worth and value to come from God so it never waivers in her mind and heart. So much hurt and trauma can be avoided if girls truly understood just how loved, cherished, valued and important they are to God. I am excitedly awaiting the day she gives her heart completely to God and chooses to live for Him and through Him.
This book sounds great. I would give it to my granddaughter.
I would give this book to my daughter Justice who is a junior this year and we are looking at colleges and what she wants to be. My prayer for her is that she follow hard after God’s heart. These next few years are really important in decision making and I pray that she is listening and seeking the plans He has for her life.
I would share the book with my 12-year-old daughter. She is at a vulnerable age, learning what it means to be a woman, a Christian, and a member of this particular family. Is it possible to hold true to her identity and her beliefs in the midst of a culture where “religion” and particularly “Christianity” are words to be ashamed of rather than claimed?
I want her to walk in Jesus’s steps, and I know this book will help. If we don’t win a copy, I’ll be purchasing one! 🙂
As a senior in college, I am beginning to realize just how beautifully God is working everything in my life together for my good, for hope, and for my future all because I had the courage to say yes to Him at a young age when I realized that I would need His help to ever even have a chance to follow my dreams. I know now that HIs plan is even greater than any dream that I can fathom. I would like to give a copy of your book to my little sister who turns seventeen tomorrow, so she might experience the same beautiful blessing of God’s love that I have had the chance to know in my life. Thank you for all of the blessings that you pass along through your work.
I have two younger sisters (15 and 14) who I would love to share this book with. Two different beautiful personalities, but both with a growing love for The Lord. 🙂
I plan on reading this book to my precious 16 year old twin girls. They are amazing and even though they are identical Its important that their relationship with Jesus to be completely individual. They are headed for big changes next year and a summer read about saying yes to God sounds perfect. Thank you for the opportunity and for writing this book.
I would give this to my sister who will become a new Mother this upcoming week and does not have a relationship with God.
I would give this to my sister who will become a new Mother this upcoming week.
I came to your blog today to prepare for my day as a teacher…. and your thoughts were the same thoughts I plan to present to my students. I have been teaching the theory of evolution to them… and my whole goal is to get them thinking for themselves and to own their own beliefs. As a public school teacher, I cannot denounce many of the modern ideas and teach that God created it all, but I an teach this understanding through how I present the material. My goal is to get my students to think through the facts for themselves and teach them HOW to think.
IF I were to have your book, I would put it in my classroom collection of books that kids can borrow when they’re struggling. I wouldn’t just give it to one of them, it would get many uses. I do this as a ministry that allows conversations to open up as I try to be a light in the darkness for so many hurting kids. I used the “What Happens when Women Say Yes to God” book in one of my studies with kids last year and am thrilled to have a book to use that will speak to them on an even deeper level.
Thanks for the post! I would give your book to my 9 yr old daughter because the title reflects my deepest desire for all 3 of my girls. I desire that they always say “yes” to God. No matter the trials they face in life and whatever their circumstances. I pray that they will say, “Ok God, Your will not mine.” As adults, we have all been there and at times it is so hard to surrender. I want to grow in faith alongside my daughters and we will all continue to say “yes” to the only one who saves and knows us better than we know ourselves.
What a gift of a post!! I would love to give this to my daughter as she prepares to go to college at Iowa state. …she has excelled in so many areas of her life…but I would love to see some more of the Lord’s work in her thoughts too.
good morning and blessings! I have never done this before, so bear with me please. I am just beginning my own journey of faith, and would like to share this with my daughters. Sometimes, I am learning that it is not what I say to them that makes an impact, but what I share with them, what I tell them about what I have struggled with, that seems to make a difference. My children are bombarded each and every day in this wonderful world of ours with challenges, joys, decisions, and chances…I can only hope to be a faith filled role model…this is my goal, and I thank you for letting me learn from your experiences. Thank you, Marie
I would give the book to a girl name Michele. She is in the youth group I help with at church. God got ahold of her heart a few years back. It all started with an invitation to an overnight New Years Eve party at our church. She comes from a completely un-churched family. But she is doing great things for God. I can’t wait to see where God takes her!!
I would give this book to my daughter Kaylee who is 14 turning 15 in April! She is such a blessing to so many already and is very passionate about her grades, athletics, and her family. However, she is surrounded by the daily pressures that so many young girls face and As much as I try to influence her to walk in the Spirit….I know she struggles with a father who’s in prison and the uncertainties that life presents. I would love for her to receive a copy of your book so that she could gain knowledge and wisdom about the blessings that are in God and truly how much He loves her!! Thank you for your daily words or encouragement!
Can’t wait to do this study with my sophmore small group of girls!