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WHAT IS GOD'S DESIGN FOR WOMANHOOD?

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In a Culture of Distortions, Discover God-Defined Womanhood and Beauty.

In a culture where airbrushed models and career-driven women define beauty and success, it’s no wonder we have a distorted view of femininity. Our impossible standards place an incredible burden of stress on the backs of women and girls of all ages, resulting in anxiety, eating disorders, and depression. One question we often forget to ask is this: What is God’s design for womanhood?

In Girl Defined, sisters and popular bloggers Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird offer women a countercultural view of beauty, femininity, and self-worth. Based firmly in God’s design for their lives, this book helps women rethink what true success and beauty look like. It invites them on a liberating journey toward a radically better vision for femininity that ends with the discovery of the kind of hope, purpose, and fulfillment they’ve been yearning for.

By reading Girl Defined you will:

• Discover God’s design for femininity and His definition of a successful woman.

• Uncover the secrets of lasting worth, purpose and fulfillment.

• Be equipped and empowered to live out a radically better vision for womanhood.

• Gain personal insight through the chapter-by-chapter study guide.

Endorsements:

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"Radical. Compelling. Timeless. Timely. Powerful. Beautiful. Kristen and Bethany's vision for what it means to be a woman is all this and more!"

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, bestselling author and Revive Our Hearts teacher and host

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"Kristen and Bethany are great role models. And this message is one every girl needs. Who doesn't wonder if they are 'enough'? This book will redefine what it means to be a girl."

Dannah Gresh, bestselling author of And the Bride Wore White

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"In a day when women are confused about their value and identity, they desperately need to know that the only one who can define them is the One who created them! In Girl Defined, Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird point women to the true definition of their worth and to the ultimate freedom that comes from femininity defined by God. Girl Defined is on point! This book is a timely and needed read for women of all ages!"

Marian Jordan Ellis, founder of Redeemed Girl Ministries and author of Sex and the Single Christian Girl

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"This book is for every girl who has ever looked in the mirror and asked, 'Am I pretty?' For every sports-lovin', pink-shunning girl who has ever wondered how she could fit into God's mold for womanhood. Forevery girl with a secret yearning to turn heads everywhere she goes. God's girls everywhere, this book is foryou!"

Erin Davis, author, blogger, and speaker

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"Beauty, sexuality, gender identity, purpose, and value are being defined by the shallow standards of ourculture. But two young writers are bravely challenging the status quo and calling women to embrace truebeauty and womanhood--as defined by God. Kristen and Bethany are painfully transparent as they invite usinto their life experiences and show us how to live out the glorious purpose God has for us as women! GirlDefined is a carefully researched book that leads women to think through their purpose on a grand andbiblical scale."

Kimberly Wagner, author of Fierce Women

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"Women today are told that their value is sexual. They have worth because of their beauty, and they shoulduse their looks to gain power over men. Rarely is a book so well positioned to counter these secular lies asthis one. The testimony of two women who had every opportunity to pursue worldly womanhood butinstead chose biblical womanhood is priceless. You look up from reading the cut-to-the-heart exhortationsand inspiring stories, and you can almost see Ruth, Hannah, Mary, and many others calling to a generationof girls, summoning them to defy Satan and seek Christ."

Owen Strachan, president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and author of The Colson Way

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"Every girl has to carve out her own identity in the midst of tempting messages and cultural pressures. Many falter and fail. Kristen and Bethany come to the rescue in Girl Defined not only with clear biblical teaching and solid guidance but also with the story of their own personal journeys to God's good design for women."

Margaret Kostenberger, ThD, author of Jesus and the Feminists and coauthor of God's Design for Man and Woman

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"Girl Defined challenges girls to question 'normal' and think through what will ultimately bring them themost satisfaction in life. (Spoiler alert: it's not necessarily what they've been led to believe!) I appreciateKristen's and Bethany's courage, vulnerability, and compassion as they start a much-needed conversation about identity."

Jessie Minassian, resident "big sis" at Life Love and God.com and author of Crushed, Unashamed, and Backwards Beauty

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"In a world in which womanhood is increasingly defined by body shape, brand names, boyfriends, bust size,beauty tips, and bawdy sexual mores, someone needs to champion a biblical vision of true beauty-- and few do it as well as Kristen and Bethany."

Luke Gilkerson,author of The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality

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"In Girl Defined, Kristen and Bethany issue a clarion call to every young woman in this generation: ceasewith the never-ending, never-satisfying attempts to define yourself, and embrace and trust in God's original,good design. Insightful, biblical, and written with passion and conviction, Girl Defined encourages girls tochoose to be defined by God, resulting in the hope, freedom, purpose, and fulfillment we all long for."

Theresa Wigington Bowen, wife, mother, founder at A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network, and contributor to Women in the Church

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"Hey, Hollywood, Vogue, and MTV . . . what if you are wrong about strong women and sexuality? What iftoday's girls are looking for beauty that doesn't need a runway? Girls are longing for something deeper thanfashion and hair flipping. Kristen and Bethany have answered that call with Girl Defined. As a mom andfierce defender of femininity, I am thrilled to get this book into the hands of the women and girls I mentor."

Mona Corwin, author of Table for Two and The Unstoppable Generation

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"Redefining gender is a hot-button issue that parents, church leaders, and counselors must address in ourmodern culture. Girl Defined is a helpful tool for girls and women who are struggling to understand theirGod-defined femininity. The authors share their personal struggles and offer solutions found in God'sWord. Clear analysis of the problem sets the stage for solution - oriented teaching from Scripture. Theapplication section at the end of each chapter makes this a practical study tool for individual or group use.Biblical counselors will find this a helpful resource."

Randy Patten, training director emeritus at the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and founder of TEAM Focus Ministries

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"Girl Defined is a book I would have devoured when I was embarking on my own journey of womanhood. Ilonged to read something written by young women who weren't satisfied with Jesus being an add-on to theirculturally comfortable lives. This is that book. Read and find the courage to be a woman who refuses to bedefined by anything but God's beautiful design."

GraceAnna Castleberry, pastor's wife and contributor to the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

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"With pertinent illustrations and practical application, Kristen and Bethany have written an excellent book that seeks to encourage women to find their identity, satisfaction, and purpose in Christ alone."

Amanda Peacock, wife, mother, and occasional writer and speaker on biblical womanhood



Authors:

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Kristen Clark is married to her high school sweetheart, Zack and is the co-founder of GirlDefined Ministries. She is passionate about promoting themessage of biblical womanhood through blogging, speaking around thecountry, mentoring young women, and hosting Bible studies in her livingroom. In the end, she's just a fun-lovin Texas girl who loves all thingsoutdoors and eats dark chocolate whenever possible.

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Bethany Baird is a Texas born and raised girl doing life with her parentsand seven siblings. She is the co-founder of GirlDefined Ministries and ispassionate about spreading the truth of biblical womanhood throughblogging, speaking and mentoring young women. To her family and closefriends, she is simply a tall blonde girl who loves any form of competition,drinks way too much coffee, and can't get enough of her little fluffy dog.

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