Big Girls Don't Whine: Getting On With the Great Life God Intends

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Dec 29, 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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Glad to be a Big Girl!

User Review  - GiGi Reads - Christianbook.com

I recommend this book for women who find themselves facing mid-life. I often wondered why I feel they way I do. I think we have to mature alittle before we find our way home to God. He knows the right ... Read full review

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I would recommend this book to ANY woman (but it would be more helpful to have faith and read this) who has ever felt like she is trapped inside and confused about our actions and the reactions from ... 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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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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