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May 19, 2013

Five Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter, A Review

Vicki Courtney wrote Five Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter as her own daughter was going through her senior year and getting ready for going off to college.  The book is written from the perspective of Christian mother looking at present day culture and seeing the harmful messages that culture is trying to teach our young women.

I learned that in the last hundred years the advent of indoor plumbing led to mirrors inside homes. This led to women paying more attention to how they look and the cosmetics business began. Then the book examined television and music and women’s movement.

I didn’t like that the book turned in to a rant instead of staying calm and reasoned. Yes, the author seems to care deeply, but the method of expressing the message made me feel tense. I agree with the concepts expressed, just not the way. I would have liked an exploration of the conversations with the same information, just less confrontational, especially as the intended audience seems to be fellow Christian moms who either already know and agree with the information or who need educating about the issues along with more information about how to converse with your daughters throughout their life.

I give it 3/5 stars.

I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley program in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.