Category Archives: Beauty

When a Picture Speaks a Thousand Words

In the world of snapchat, instagram, facebook, and twitter, how do we raise girls who know their worth? Thousands of pictures scroll before their eyes daily. How can we instill in them the barometer of what is a good picture to post and what is not?  First we have our conscience. Deep down, moms know […]


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when you don’t like what you see in the mirror (looking for what you cannot see)

“I don’t even want to look at myself,” she said, “I hate what I see.” I  I received letters from two ice skaters last week. The first one suddenly disappeared from her sorority house due to bulimia. Rachel was the tiniest girl in the house, but her voice sounded big when she wrote to me: “When I finally graduated […]


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Beautiful Lie #2: You are Not What You See in the Mirror (can someone help a girl out here?)

We’ve got girls wanting to retouch their thighs … and their eyes … and it’s all based on lies.  If there is one chapter I hope women read from my books, it is Beautiful Lies, The Second Lie:  You Are What You See in the Mirror. I won’t attempt to write it better than I did […]


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Beautiful Truth #1: You are God’s Beloved (how to hold onto your crown when it falls off)

There must be a formula for being a great child of God, for wearing the crown well, for reflecting His goodness near and far. I just don’t know it yet. But this I do know: “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we shall be called children of God, and that […]


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How looking in the mirror teaches us our “who” and our “do” – and some big news about Jen on FB Live starting March 21

“How did becoming a Christian change your life?” her sweet, innocent voice asks, the telephone line connecting me to California. “That’s a good question,” I answered Grace, our niece whose name means all things beauty. “Becoming a Christian taught me my “who” and my “do,” I finally answer, relieved when I can put words to such a life […]


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