Saturday, March 21, 2015

Teen Mom: You're Stronger Than You Think

Title: TEEN MOM: You’r Stronger Than You Think
Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Zondervan
March 2015
ISBN: 978-0310338871
Genre: Nonfiction / Christian Life / Women’s Issues
Everything changes the day you discover you're going to be a mom. It's not just yourself that you think about—you have a child to care for, too. While you wouldn't trade your child for the world, some days are just hard. Baby-daddy drama, dealing with your parents, and worries about school, work, and your future slam you. Your friends can't relate to your little family, and you wonder if God has turned His back on you, too.
Tricia Goyer understands.

A mom at age 17, Tricia remembers what it felt like to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. She's also been the coordinator of a teen mom support group for over twelve years, and she's cheered on many young moms—from all walks of life—through their journey.

In Teen Mom, Tricia pours out her heart and shares advice for the hard things you face. She also longs to provide encouragement, reminding you that you can be the mom your child deserves—not in your own strength, but in the strength God provides.

TEEN MOM is nonfiction, geared to teen moms. Ms. Goyer is brutally honest in the pages of this book, sharing her own heart-breaking story of how she became a teen mom, how she felt, the trials she faced, etc. Teen mom’s will be able to relate to her honesty and vulnerability in the pages of this book.

When a Christian writer goes through a traumatic, life-altering event, it serves to give the author a heart for God to share His love, mercy, and grace. Ms. Goyer shares how teens need God, how they won’t find love in the arms of a hormone-raging boy who is only interested in sex and not in forever. She reminds girls to hold out for marriage if they haven’t, warns what the consequences of sex may be, and also ministers to those who didn’t wait and found themselves pregnant.

My teen daughters are not teen mothers, but I am asking them to read this book before I take it to the Crisis Pregnancy Center that I promised it to.  I think this is definitely a book that should be required reading for teen girls, whether or not they are teen moms.  Great advice!  Highly recommended.

Available in paperback and kindle. 224 pages. 

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