The Smart Girl's Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy: Save the Drama! and 100 Other Practical Tips for Teens

The Smart Girl's Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy: Save the Drama! and 100 Other Practical Tips for Teens

by Susie Shellenberger, Kristin Weber

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624167607
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 213,419
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Susie Shellenberger is a former youth pastor, high school teacher, and magazine editor. She’s currently a fulltime speaker and writer traveling 42 weeks/weekends a year. She has written 55 books, loves burnt hotdogs, and lives in Bethany, Oklahoma, with her two mini-Schnauzers Obie and Amos. Sign up for her free weekly video devotional at SusieShellenberger.com




Kristin Weber is a writer, speaker, and music teacher from Colorado Springs. She wrote several years for Sisterhood Magazine and has contributed to many popular blogs. Drawing from her background in comedy and media, Kristin travels all over giving a hilarious and powerful message about truth, culture, and identity to youth groups, camps, conferences, luncheons, and more. Visit her online and be her friend at: www.kristinweberonline.com.

Table of Contents

1 If someone gossips to you, they'll gossip about you 12

2 Treat your parents with respect, even if you don't think they deserve it 14

3 Study the Bible 17

4 Dream big 20

5 Have guy "friends" not boyfriends 22

6 Malls are overrated 24

7 Dress fashionably, but modestly 27

8 Honor God with your time and talents 30

9 Support missions, both local and foreign 32

10 Learn to be a good steward of your money. Try not to get into debt 35

11 Wear crazy socks 37

12 Find your security, identity, and confidence in Christ, not people 39

13 Hang around with people outside your peer group 41

14 Take correction that's given in love, but let baseless criticism roll off your back 43

15 Raise a chicken 45

16 Be trustworthy. Don't take your promises lightly, and keep your word when you give it 47

17 Take an apologetics course 49

18 Be kind with your words 51

19 Find the humor in things 53

20 You don't need 750 self-portraits on Facebook (or anywhere else) 55

21 Pray for persecuted Christians. A lot 57

22 Avoid drama. Don't create it, and don't get in the middle of it 60

23 Be fierce about staying pure 62

24 Forgive. Grudges don't burn any extra calories 64

25 Don't be a social media hypocrite 66

26 Find a mentor 68

27 Accept and love how God made you 70

28 Take care of yourself by adopting good health habits now 72

29 Know that God's discipline means He loves you 74

30 If everyone jumps off a bridge, find out why they're jumping 76

31 Put away your phone and spend time with the people you're with 78

32 Ask for forgiveness 80

33 Give yourself to Christ 82

34 Grow in Christ 84

35 Watch classic movies 86

36 Turn off the television and try something new! 88

37 Write letters 90

38 Take a moment to enjoy the "little things." 92

39 Seek out the company of wise people 94

40 Take responsibility for your actions 96

41 Have a junk e-mail account 98

42 Spend time outside 100

43 Remember that what you see on TV and in the magazines isn't always real 102

44 Write a poem or a song. Rhyming is therapeutic 104

45 Learn how to cook a roast 106

46 Be a blessing to others 108

47 Cast all your cares upon the Lord 110

48 Get your beauty sleep 112

49 Don't drive and text 114

50 Read good books 116

51 Be "others centered." 118

52 Don't make big decisions when you're tired or upset 120

53 Share your faith 122

54 Make a list 124

55 Help keep "creepsters" away by disabling all location information on your social media 126

56 Seek after the Lord with all your heart, mind, and soul 128

57 Give people the benefit of the doubt 130

58 Don't keep mean friends 132

59 Get a piggy bank 134

60 Keep a prayer journal 136

61 Be willing to adjust your expectations 138

62 Introduce yourself to new people 140

63 Make your bed 142

64 Keep televisions and computers out of your room 144

65 Think really, really hard before you get a tattoo or seventeen facial piercings 146

66 Identify and eliminate any idols in your life 148

67 Cancel your pity parties 150

68 Learn a skill that would help you survive the apocalypse (e.g. knitting, crocheting, gardening) 152

69 Learn some practical skills to use in nonapocalyptic emergencies-like self-defense, how to change a tire, or unclogging a drain 154

70 Memorize scripture 156

71 Cultivate your creativity 158

72 Count the cost 160

73 Pursue excellence 162

74 Develop an attitude of gratitude 164

75 Approach anger with gentleness 166

76 Wear comfortable shoes 168

77 Remind yourself there's a world outside of high school 170

78 Learn to juggle 172

79 Do your best in school, but don't obsess over grades 174

80 Smell good 176

81 Go to the ant, you sluggard. (Don't be lazy.) 178

82 Learn to know God's will for your life 180

83 Sing in the shower 182

84 Learn to be okay alone 184

85 Be fearless 186

86 Don't eat something that's been sitting in the pantry for years without first examining the contents 188

87 Be careful what you feed your brain 190

88 Keep in mind that Jesus is coming again soon! 192

89 Take a Sabbath 194

90 Make reasonable goals then complete them 196

91 Don't procrastinate 198

92 Shop at thrift stores 199

93 Get involved at church 201

94 Be a good listener 203

95 Go to God first with your problems 205

96 Bake things from scratch 207

97 Appreciate the differences in people 209

98 Own more underwear and socks than you'll actually need 211

99 Know which superpower you'd choose 213

100 Save your change 215

101 Rejoice in the Lord always. (And again I say, Rejoice!) 217

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