Girl Meets Change (A Review)

Change can be hard.

I think generally speaking, I handle change pretty well.  But just when I start to get a little over-confident in my change-handling abilities, I remember those times when I didn't handle change so well (like when Derek was traveling so much with his last job).

Change can scare us because it shows us that we are not as in control of our lives as we thought we were.

I just finished reading Girl Meets Change, by Kristen Strong.  Strong is a military wife, so she has had to deal with change more than most.  Throughout this book, Strong talks about all the ways change can throw us for a loop, and how to handle it all gracefully.

What I really appreciated about this book is that it was so biblically based.  Strong includes so many good stories and illustrations, and uses characters from the Bible as examples of how we should handle life's difficult changes.  This book is peppered with Scripture, and the entire thing is full of godly wisdom and encouragement, not just on how to handle change, but how to thrive through it.

Sometimes surviving through change is hard enough, let alone thriving through it, and Strong knows that.  She take several chapters to address how it is okay to feel sad when things change in ways we don't like, but she points back to ways to improve our own attitudes toward change. Ultimately she helps us see how God uses change to grow us and to accomplish His purposes - which is the real key to thriving through change.

I almost wish I was going through a major or difficult life change when I read this book (adding another baby is a big change, but more fun than stressful).  I think this book would be incredibly helpful to someone who is in the midst of a difficult change, and I think I'm going to have to hold on to this book for the next time that happens in my own life, as it surely will.  I definitely recommend it.

Note: I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 
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