November 10, 2011

Guy/ Girl Relationships???

Have you ever been confused by Guy/ Girl relationships? Or asked yourself, "Where are the boundaries?" "Why do so many things seem to be gray instead of simple black and white?" I know I have. Over and Over again I have asked these questions, and others like them.
But where are the answers? What is the solution? Hold it! I know what you are thinking. But I am not saying that this book has all the answers. In fact, I have actually never read it. Ok? So, what's the point, you ask? 
The point is that though I haven't actually read this book I read the first book that these wonderful ladies published and for that book I can vouch. I am going to get a copy of this book, and I think that you should too. And if I haven't convinced you of its worth yet, why don't you check out the Authors site (Visionary Daughters) where they have posted excerpts from their book. 

"How do young men and young women interact with one another when marriage is not in view? Can young men and young women be ‘friends’? And how does a young woman guard her heart, preserve her purity, and walk in integrity without treating young men with disdain? In It’s (Not That) Complicated, Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin address these and other questions with wisdom, grace, transparency, and biblical acuity."
— Dr. Voddie Baucham Jr.

About the Book

Boy-girl relationships are hard. They’re hard because they’re made of people, not mathematic equations, formulas, or quantifiable factors like numbers. When talking about relationships, we’re dealing with fluctuating factors like motives, irrational feelings, and a nature that was made by God to be one way and twisted by sin to be another. Numbers are easy because they are predictable, but the heart, as Jeremiah 17:9 says, “is deceitful above all things… who can understand it?” And if one person wasn’t complicated enough, just add another person, multiply their sin natures, and we’ve got an equation too hard to solve in our own strength. When we do try to boil these relationships down to simple rules and formulas, they can come out looking something like the diagrams below. Because when it comes to each of these quandaries of the heart… it’s just (not that) simple.

About the Authors

Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin are the only girls in a family full of boys. At 25 and 23, they work with their five brothers in their media production company and with their whole family at the Western Conservatory of the Arts & Sciences. They authored So Much More and produced the documentary Return of the Daughters in response to the needs they saw for a biblical study on daughterhood. It’s (Not That) Complicated was inspired by conversations with their girl (and guy) friends on the subject of relationships, as well as by hundreds of letters they’ve received from girls around the world. They enjoy studying history, playing music, homemaking, and hiking in the rolling hills of Tennessee, where they live with their wonderful parents and three of their brothers (for whom they don’t bake nearly enough cookies).

"It's (Not That) Complicated" 

Go Here for your copy of this revolutionary book!

(Disclaimer: I was under no obligation to favorably promote this book)