* We know teen girls are more than "sugar and spice"---but what motivates them to behave the way they do? How does their culture affect their choices? And how can the church help? Here, counselors and veteran youth workers weigh in on issues including eating disorders, self-image, depression, family, addictions, sexuality, spirituality, friendships, and more. 288 pages, softcover from Youth Specialties.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 288 Vendor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties Publication Date: 2006 Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0310266327 ISBN-13: 9780310266327 UPC: 025986266325 Availability: In Stock
Girls are more than just sugar and spice. We've all figured that out. What we haven't figured out completely is how they're wired, why they do the things they do, how the world around them affects their choices and opinions, and what that means for youth ministry---until now. In Teenage Girls, you'll find advice from counselors and veteran youth workers, along with helpful suggestions on how to minister to teenage girls. Each chapter includes discussion questions to help you and other youth workers process the issues your own students face and learn how you can help them and mentor them through this tumultuous time. In addition to the traditional issues people commonly associate with girls, such as eating disorders, self-image issues, and depression, author Ginny Olson will guide you through some of the new issues on the rise in girls' lives. You'll understand more about issues related to: Family * Addiction * Emotional well-being * Mental health * Physical welfare * Sexuality * Spirituality * Relationships
Ginny Olson abides in Minneapolis, MN where she is the Director of Youth Ministry for the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church as well as a writer, speaker and consultant. Previously, she was one of two directors of the Center for Youth Ministry Studies at North Park University in Chicago, Illinois. She also served on the youth ministry staffs at Willow Creek Community Church and Grace Church, Edina, Minnesota. She is the author of 'Teenage Girls' and co-editor and contributor to 'Breaking the Gender Barrier in Youth Ministry.'
'...highly informative, with heart, and not just another textbook or medical journal. A helpful resource for any youth worker or parent.' -- YouthWorker Journal