Whether chosen or unexpected, all change brings stress. Kristen Strong knows about change--especially the kind you didn't choose. Over the years, she's fought hard to learn an important truth: change is not something to be feared but something to be received as a blessing from God who works through it, not in spite of it.
In this hope-filled book, Kristen invites you to see all the ways you are loved and cared for in the midst of change. She walks alongside you as a friend, gently ushering you toward a new view of change, one that meets you at the crossroads of your own sense of anxiety and God's sense of purpose. With practical advice for coping in every part of life, she draws from her own experiences, the stories of others, and stories from Scripture to help you find contentment, purpose, and renewed strength.
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Kind words about the book:
“Kristen Strong is an uncommon gem whose gospel-brilliant writing makes Jesus shine.”
—Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author
“Change is inevitable, but thriving through it is optional. That’s why every woman needs this inspiring and insightful message from Kristen Strong. She’s a true encourager and helpful guide who will lead you toward hope and a future one word at a time.”
—Holley Gerth, Wall Street Journal bestselling author
“I was knee-deep in change when I picked up Kristen’s book. Our family was facing a crossroads of jobs, relocation, new schools, new friends and all the feelings that go with that level of change. So when I got to chapter 3 and Kristen’s experienced, tender permission to 'Don't Just Get Over It,' I may have exhaled my tears and inhaled the rest of the book. Kristen doesn’t minimize the pain, fear, or worry that comes with change. Like the dear friend that she is, she simply sits in the midst of it with you until you are ready to see the good that God had always planned for you. This book is not just one more way to get over life’s hardest changes but a tender companion to help you get through them.”
—Lisa-Jo Baker, author of Surprised by Motherhood and community manager for (in)courage
“Kristen Strong is a kindred companion for anyone navigating life’s changes. In Girl Meets Change, Kristen offers a saturated-with-grace conversation about walking through the seasons of life that are disruptive and disorienting. Her understanding voice and hope-filled truths take us by the hand and help us find our way.”
—Leeana Tankersley, author of Breathing Room
“In her book Girl Meets Change, Kristen Strong wisely suggests that perhaps the darkness that often accompanies change doesn’t mean we’ve been abandoned but means we’re being covered by God’s hand. I had never thought of change that way before, and since reading her kind words, my soul has been deeply encouraged in the midst of my own life transitions. The gift Kristen gives is that she takes what we already know in our heads about change and delivers it gently to our hearts.”
—Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal bestselling author
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"As I enter a season that includes multiple changes in parenthood, friendships, and daily life, I’m grateful to have Kristen’s book as a companion. Her words reminded me God has a purpose with the seasons we experience. Girl Meets Change is packed with truth, wisdom, and love that truly will help carry you through life’s transitions."
—Kristin Taylor, blogger at www.kristinhilltaylor.com
"Change, particularly unexpected change, is hard. Kristen's knowledge of the Bible and life of change encourage deeply. As you journey through the pages of Girl Meets Change, expect to never again fear the changes God allows."
—Sue Tell, blogger at www.suesgracechoes.blogspot.com
"Kristen has gifted readers of Girl Meets Change with lessons that will help us believe change is not in the way of God's plan for us but on the way. I couldn't put it down."
—Mary Bonner, blogger at www.marybonner.net
"This book offers such HOPE in showing how God brings beauty out of the ashes of difficult change we all experience in life. Kristen offers encouragement to feel what we need to feel and to be real about what's going on in the midst of our change as she inspires us to take it all before our trustworthy Heavenly Father. Any woman will be healthier after reading and applying the wisdom in this book."
"Girl Meets Change flipped my light switch on. I read the book quickly and nodded my head as I read. When you open this book, you will open your heart to new life perspectives. I highly recommend this book to women of any age."
—Jennifer Cook, blogger at www.graceglimmers.com
"I'm going through a move with a house full of kids. I was at the point of being overwhelmed with worry and fear. Girl Meets Change reached into my craziness and brought me closer to the Author of change."
Kristen Strong was born and raised in Oklahoma but has since traveled far and wide with her air force family. As the wife of a career veteran, she speaks from the heart of a woman who has experienced change in many makes and models. You can read more of Kristen's writing at her blog Chasing Blue Skies and at (in)courage, the blog of DaySpring. She has penned contributions for MOMSense and Family Fun magazines.
Kristen and her husband, David, have three delightful children and enjoy their home under the wide blue skies of Colorado.
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