When I first heard about Paula Hendricks' book, Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey From Neediness to Freedom, I knew I wanted to read it. As a former boy-crazy girl myself, I was interested in what Paula had to say on this subject. And she has a lot to say.
Paula is painfully straight forward about the roller coaster her boy-craziness kept her on. Starting at age 10, she began craving male attention. The cycle of unhealthy attachments, lies, schemes, and heartbreak were eerily familiar to me. There was one striking difference: Paula was a Christian girl in a Christian home. Christian girls are not immune to neediness.
Paula's story doesn't have the fairy tale ending we might expect. She hasn't found an earthy prince charming. She has found a deeper relationship with the Lover of Her Soul, but it was a long road. I admire Paula's openness and honesty about her struggles. Her concern for girls is evident; she genuinely wants to spare them from making the mistakes she made. The journal questions that follow each chapter are perfectly suited to help the reader understand her heart and admit her own struggles in this area.
Even if you haven't noticed that your girl wrestles with boy-craziness, Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey From Neediness to Freedom and Paula's website are valuable resources for both you and your girl.
Two of you will have the opportunity to find out for yourself. Paula has graciously agreed to give two copies of Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey From Neediness to Freedom to our readers! If you are a U.S. resident, leave a comment below and tell us who you'd like to win this book for. Winners will be announced on Monday, May 12th.