Pastor – Riverview Church
"The sections on sexual differences are real eye openers!"
I highly recommend this colorful, lively “read” for young females launching out or entrenched in the dating scene. Dr. Ryan brings the protective “father-in-the know “input developed for his own three daughters to prepare them with understanding, fortitude, and communication skills for the search for a lifetime mate. He blesses femaleness and teaches awareness of the different ways that young males view love, sex, and relationships. The sections on sexual differences are real eye openers!
Dr. Ryan takes cultural media “persuasion” and connects the dots with simple logical reasoning, dispelling myths and inviting assumptions to change.
Short chapters with pithy titles and concrete illustrations from today’s youth culture will be catalysts for parent-child discussions, dating relationship conversations, and a teen-friendly tool for the counselor’s office.
Females who read and process this book will become attuned to the importance of integrity with a greater ability to discern the healthy and unhealthy character patterns in young men. This book will equip young women to challenge the guy in their life to grow in maturity and encourage their female friends not to “settle for less”. With books like this, we counselors could expect to see less emotional damage from broken relationships and healthier marriages.
Can we persuade Dr. Ryan to write a book for the princes and toads?
Karen Montgomery, MSW
Counselor, Journey Counseling Ministries
Stephen Ministry Leader
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Certified Supervisor/trainer of Licensed Professional Counselors
Founder of Journey Counseling Ministries
"A must read for parents and teens....speaking truth into subject matters where there is often confusion, shame & mixed messages...."
Much like Paul at Mars Hill, Dr. Ryan uses the language and context common to our culture to reach increasingly biblically illiterate generations. Grounded on the principles and truths of scripture this book practically addresses issues that are central to the lives of teen girls in a way that is accessible to the mature Christian, the nominal Christian or those who are without faith altogether. Having worked in youth ministry for over 10 years I am always looking for new materials that speak to the heart issues that our teens are facing. This book is honest and winsome and goes for the knockout punch – speaking truth into subject matters where there is often confusion, shame, mixed messages, and cultural and peer pressures. Ryan desires to see our teens protected, informed, and biblically motivated in their decision choices. This is a must read for parents and teens.
Pastor for Youth Ministries
Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA)