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Big Girls Don't Whine: Getting on with the Great Life God Intends
by Jan Silvious
No one wants to be labeled a whiner, but many of us go through life with a "poor me," victim mentality that sounds a whole lot like whining. God never intended for us to act like "little girls," says Jan Silvious. His goal is for each of us to live as "big girls"-mature Christian women-who are capable of enjoying the richness of life He has planned.
In Big Girls Don't Whine ...more
In Big Girls Don't Whine ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published December 31st 2003 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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I don't why but a lot of the times this book was annoying to me-I guess the repetitiveness of the word "big girl." I do agree with a lot of what the author saids but I think the author needs to understand that its okay sometimes to not be a big girl. You can not always stay completely strong-sometimes you have to cry and let out your frustrations-noone should expect you to be perfect-not even God does. Anyway, i read ALMOST the whole thing but I think I had enough of the big girl stuff!
This has been a wonderful book to digest. The comparisons between the Little Girls and the Big Girls help me identify where I am in the growing into the Big Girl process. Jan Silvious shares many insights of her journey and communicates clearly how we should behave to be a Big Girl. This both was both encouraging and challenging. She addresses issues that face both Little and Big Girls.
This is one of my favorite books of all time! Jan Silvious is a master at getting the point across without preaching at us. She makes her point well. Through her personal experiences, she teaches us to be better wives, Moms, sisters, daughters and friends by helping us to be Big girls when things don't always go our way. I think this is a must read for young women everywhere.
The author gave a lot of examples of the growing process from a little girl to a big girl. Most of which I could not relate to on a personal level in my twenties. There was value in the broader examples and friendship level of examples how big girls can inspire those around them.
This book is sentimental to me because it was my very first MOPS book when I entered the club. We watched a video along with this book during our meetings. I don't remember any of it as my MOPS leaders were busy chatting up a storm. ^_^ However, it held up my chin, and told me "Hey, don't be such a grump. You're all grown up now. You're a mom!" I met 2 friends in this group who I consider amongst my closest buds. So yeah, this was a good book. ;)
I loved this book,it spoke to me, it said to me'grow up' in a mild but firm manner. It took me quite a while to be done with it because i took my time gradually sipping into its essence.This book is a must read for young women like myself. I'm proud to be a transitioning "BIG GIRL" .
Loved this book! It has discussion questions at the back for a deeper study. Lots of great "reality checks, Biblical truths and encouraging "Big Girl Truth to Live By" boxes through out. My favorite and probably toughest one to digest was, on page 13, "Until you take responsibility for yourself, you cannot become all God hopes you will be."
I felt this had a good amount of basic information for acting like an adult and letting go of childish behavior. What I did not like as much was the choice of using paraphrases for the Biblical quotes instead of translations: almost all from The Message and The Amplified Bible.