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Nobody Told Me is written for young men and women who want passionate, long-lasting marriages in the future but haven’t considered how the decisions they make now impact their chances for fulfillment. This accessible book contains information teens need about the physical, emotional and spiritual risks associated with premarital sex, as well as guidelines for making healthy choices. Teens have questions about sex, and now there is somewhere to find the answers.
Pam Stenzel | Plymouth, MN is the founder of Enlighten Communications, an organization that empowers parents, youth leaders and educators to lead informed discussions on sexual abstinence and its benefits. She speaks to over 500,000 teens a year. Sex Has a Price Tag, developed and produced by Pam, has won numerous awards and has been translated into 11 languages. Pam has appeared on FOX News, The Dr. Laura Show, The 700 Club and Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.
Melissa Nesdahl | Sioux Falls, SD began work with Enlighten Communications in 2003, the same year she completed a Masters of Arts in Biomedical Ethics. She wrote the leader’s guide for Pam Stenzel’s Love Lessons: Purity is Possible series and has authored publications in the Chicago Tribune, Kyria, & SUSIE Magazine.
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You know, these are called reviews for a REASON. Besides that's gross just to say "hi i live here and i dont know you or your name but i wanna have sex w/ yu" what if they are be lying and might not be pretty or sexy. WHAT IF IT'S A GUY PRANKING ANOTHER GUY OR A GIRL PRANKING ANOTHER GIRL ??? WHAT THEN!!!!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 1, 2011
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Well, this book was sure an eye-opener. "Nobody told me either!" is what I kept catching myself thinking as I read this book. Oh sure I had most of the biology of sex and relationships down by late high school but the emotional and spiritual scars of fornication and adultery are still so shocking and sobering to hear.
This is a great book. This is a book I will have each of my own children read before they hit the "dating" years. This is a book that should be required reading in every middle school in the country. This is a book that every "dating" person of any age should read, reread and take on their date with them to be co-read by the couple. Sex outside of marriage is an extremely grievous condition to fall into. Pam lays out the truth in all its sad and gory detail in a modern, social networking format that is brilliant and will certainly keep the attention of any teenager. Using Facebook as the genre of writing is both brilliant and novel. Excellent job, Pam. I look forward to sharing this book's insights and inspirations toward godliness with as many who will listen.
A way I think the book could have been improved. Everything can be better, right? I wish Pam would explore and latch on to "courting" instead of "dating". Courting is a more Biblical, godly way to pursue marriage than dating which is quite worldly. Courting involves the whole family, commitments to all that Pam mentions in her book, but in the context of relationship for the sole purpose of marriage. She really needs to explore the purpose of her 'dating' advice at 16. I disagree wholeheartedly with that age. I know she talks mostly to worldly people on school campuses who will continue to worldly date and "go steady" but standards are standards. Here is a better way. No "dating" or "courting" or whatever you want to call it until you can support a wife or are able and mature enough to be ready to marry. "Dating" is for spouse hunting not just something socially to do. Dating implies window shopping and try before you buy. Courting implies commitment with intention to marry. With that change of mindset everything changes with kids. I've rarely meet a teenager that is mature enough to be ready to marry and thus they should not be dating. This would improve this book greatly by adding a chapter on this topic: the better way. I know this sounds old fashioned and impossibly impractical in our modern age but I serve a God who is all that but provides the grace and strength to make all things possible.
Posted January 10, 2011
"Nobody Told Me" is a cross between Facebook and "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask." The book is a free-wheeling conversation among college students and teenagers about big hopes and painful memories. With God's Word as her compass, Pam Stenzel offers us a path for awesome relationships.
Personally, I love Pam's one-liners. Charles Dickens wrote, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." "Moby Dick" begins, "Call me Ishmael." Pam starts out bold and simple, "God wants you to have great sex." I dare you to find out where she goes from there.