On My Own Now

On My Own Now

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a€œFreedom! Finally life on my own!a€ Excited about making your mark on the world, living life on your own terms and eating ice cream for dinner if you want? Being on your own is so great, but when the decisions get a little more difficult than a€œDo I wash a black-and-white striped shirt with whites or colors?a€, this little book will be invaluable. On My Own Now shows you how to apply biblical wisdom of the ages to choosing everything from friends to underwear; exercising and exorcising (ooh, creepy); juggling commitments and balancing bills; taking mom and dad for all theya€™re worth (er, uh, we mean like taking their advice and stuff); and waiting, dating and maybe someday mating. On My Own Now is about strengthening young womena€™s faith and preventing the screw-ups that can brand us for life. Donna Lee Schillinger draws on her eclectic past as a rebellious youth, Peace Corps volunteer, social worker, single mother, court mediator and executive director of a home for single young mothers. She uses gender-reversed Proverbs with real-life applications to wave the red flag of caution for young women, warning against the pitfalls of a post-modern, sexually casual, consumer-is-king society that is indelibly scarring youth with cynicism, sexually transmitted diseases and bad credit. This compact collection of quirky vignettes is great for daily devotions, affirmations, confessions, benedictions and many other religious a€œtions, a€ all with the goal of keeping you on the yellow brick road. After all, youa€™re not in Kansas anymore a€“ youa€™re on your own now (unless you live in Kansas, then you would still be in Kansasa€b). a€œEvery once in a while, a book lands in my hands that I know immediately is truly extraordinary. On My Own Now is such a book. Donna Lee Schillinger's writing style absolutely sparkles and is a joy to read just for the sheer pleasure of observing a true wordsmith at work. Then, there's the content, which is absolutely exceptional. If you could put one book into the hands of every young woman you know, this should be the book. And if she applied a fraction of the wisdom contained therein, she'd be spared a mountain of tears. This is an amazing book and I highly recommend it.a€ Donna Partow, Author, Becoming the Woman God Wants Me To Be: A 90-Day Guide to Living the Proverbs 31 Life.The preteena#39;s case for a cell phone sounds silly, but if we would look carefully at some of our desires, they might seem just as silly. For example ... I make regular back-ups so that I wona#39;t lose too much if ever that immanent time arrives. To top it anbsp;...

Title:On My Own Now
Author:Donna Lee Schillinger
Publisher:The Quilldriver - 2009-02


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