Starting out as a blog post, "Ten Things I Want to Tell Teenage Girls", Kate Conner put her thoughts into a book, Enough. I'm glad she did! Kate points out and explains 10 things that teenage girls need to hear. I agree that these practical truths must be instilled into teenage girls. The book covers various issues such as beauty, modesty, contentment, internet folly, social media, emotions, habits, passion, drama, flirtation, tanning, and more. Most teenage girls struggle with insecurity, immaturity, and overreactions. They need Godly wisdom and guidance. This book offers that. Even some mature women still seem to struggle with their worth, value, beauty, and confidence. I think it is a good reminder to all women that in Christ, we are enough, loved, beautiful, valuable, and unstoppable. I enjoyed reading it and appreciated her take-away points sprinkled throughout the book with #10things hashtag.
Enough is an easy & fun read filled with valuable insights and Biblical wisdom. The author gives sisterly advice in honesty (she tells it as it is) with grace, caring heart, and humor. I highly recommend this excellent book to anyone who has teenage girls in their lives. It's an ideal book for mothers to read and discuss with their teen daughters.
"Drama is a poor man's passion, a cowardly man's creativity...Drama is an idle preoccupation; a cheap version of that which we really want, which is to live passionately on purpose." (pages 73, 74)
"There is natural, and then there is right. Just because a thing is natural doesn't mean it's healthy or safe. The standard for our behavior isn't natural or intuitive; it's wisdom." (page 89)
"The Bible, the Word of God, tells us what is right in every situation. It speaks to our actions, words, thoughts, and attitudes." (page 105)