Monday, June 27, 2005

Following Up...





I am in the middle of the book: Captivating by John Eldridge and his wife Stasi.

Here is a section from the book that I felt was relevant to what I'd been discussing earlier:

"Take a deep look into the eyes of anyone and behind the smile or the fear, you will find pain. And most people are in more pain than even they realize. Sorrow is not a stranger to any of us, though only a few have learned that it is not our enemy either."

This passage comes from chapter four: Wounded. This is an amazing chapter. It deals with why we, as women, react the way we do. It deals with our need to feel wanted and depending on our childhood, affects the ways in which we desire to be needed as an adult.

Read the book...it's amazing. I am going to be using it as a jumping off point with my high schoolers this summer. A friend of mine and I are going to be meeting with high schoolers of all ages this summer and doing our best to dig deep and help them to understand who they are, where they come from, and who God calls us to be.

3 comments:

Flip said...

ya know - a friend of mine recommended this book recently. This is like the 2nd time I've heard someone within the last two weeks recommend this book - so I bought it through Amazon. I'll see what it has to say.

Ashley said...

The picture you had her grabbed my attention, then the title was like my must read radar went off. In your opinion is this a book you could go through with a "significant other"?

Stephanie said...

Ashley, Absolutely you could go through this with a significant other. I think that it would lend itself well to great discussions. The book discusses women and why we are like we are. Just as the book Wild At Heart, discussed men and why they are like they are.

It will give great insight to our significant others, as well as prepare them for how a little girl needs and desires to be treated. It is a definate read for any guy that wants to be a daddy someday.