Big Girls Don't Whine: Getting On With the Great Life God Intends (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Dec 31, 2003 - Religion - 192 pages
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No one wants to be labeled a whiner, but many of us go through life with a "poor me," victim mentality that sounds a whole lot like whining. God never intended for us to act like "little girls," says Jan Silvious. His goal is for each of us to live as "big girls"-mature Christian women-who are capable of enjoying the richness of life He has planned.

In Big Girls Don't Whine, Jan helps women:

  • Move beyond the past and on to healthy relationships,
  • Choose to be proactive rather than let life just "happen,"
  • Discover their full potential,
  • And become everything He made them to be.

So how can we tell if we're living life as an immature 'little girl" or a confident "big girl?"

A little girl...

  • Is insecure
  • Becomes the victim of circumstances
  • Says "I can't"
  • Manipulates

A big girl...

  • Is secure
  • Rests in God's sovereignty
  • Says, "I can"
  • Communicates

In Big Girls Don't Whine, Jan Silvious calls us to be real women in a real world, free to experience a life of full of potential and vision. This book is the how-to manual for making it happen.

  

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Review: Big Girls Don't Whine: Getting on with the Great Life God Intends

User Review  - Patti Kimzey-bojorquez - Goodreads

This is one of my favorite books of all time! Jan Silvious is a master at getting the point across without preaching at us. She makes her point well. Through her personal experiences, she teaches us ... Read full review

Review: Big Girls Don't Whine: Getting on with the Great Life God Intends

User Review  - Rachal T - Goodreads

The author gave a lot of examples of the growing process from a little girl to a big girl. Most of which I could not relate to on a personal level in my twenties. There was value in the broader examples and friendship level of examples how big girls can inspire those around them. Read full review

Contents

Are You a Big Girl or a Little Girl?
11
How a Big Girl Speaks
27
Confidence for BigGirl Singles
45
Wisdom for BigGirl Wives
63
Savvy for BigGirl Moms
83
Freedom for BigGirl Friends
103
Courage for Big Girls Facing Conflict
119
Stability for Big Girls in Crisis
135
Leaving a Godly Legacy
149
Notes
165
About the Author
179
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About the author (2003)

Jan Silvious has years of experience as a counselor and Bible teacher. She leads seminars for Moody s women s ministry, she has been a keynote speaker at Moody s Founder s Week, and she is a pre-conference speaker for Women of Faith. Her books include Understanding Women, The Five-Minute Devotional, Foolproofing Your Life, Moving Beyond the Myths, The Guilt Free Journal, and Look At It This Way. Jan and her husband, Charles, make their home in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They have three grown sons.

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