Have you ever been perplexed about your friendships with boys? Have you ever wondered how to handle a crush or unrequited love as you try to wait for God’s best? Should guys and girls even be friends? As girls desiring to become godly women, we want our interaction with young men to be God-honoring and pure. But in our culture, it’s complicated.

But it doesn’t have to be!

In their new book, It’s (Not That) Complicated, Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin share what makes Guy-Girl Relationships so sticky, and what the Bible has to say on how to navigate our relationships with all young men as a “sister, in all purity” (1 Timothy 5:1-2).

Both of us have found this book to be an Excellent source of clarity, wisdom, challenge and inspiration. We highly recommend it (actually, I don’t think we can recommend it enough) to every young woman who has ever had a question about interaction with boys. It even includes insightful perspectives from 14 young men throughout the book, and two additional appendices for mothers and fathers.

Read an Excerpt  |  Read the Table of Contents  |  Visit the Official Site

And they are generously giving away a Signed Copy of It’s (Not That) Complicated to one of you!

To Enter:

Leave a comment telling us which chapter from It’s (Not That) Complicated you are most interested in reading! (Click the picture here to read the table of contents.)

For Extra Entries:

Like the It’s (Not That) Complicated Facebook page
Put the It’s (Not That) Complicated button in your blog’s sidebar or in a post
Leave a comment telling us your favorite blog post(s) that you’ve seen on Visionary Daughters. (Haven’t been there before? There’s no better time than the present!)
Leave a comment on this post reviewing a product or webinar by the Western Conservatory
Share about this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, and/or your blog
…and make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do!

Make sure you enter by Wednesday, December 21st at Midnight PST! The winner will be announced here the following day.

Update: Give-way is now closedclick here to find out who won!

Breezy & Emily Rose Brookshire

Breezy and Emily Rose work from home as daughters, sisters, and artists. They have created paper dolls of Christian women from history, a coloring book with scenes of family life, and most recently launched a pattern company. They happily live in Indiana with their parents who are a constant encouragement to them.

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Sarah Stelzl December 21, 2011

What a great read this will be! I would love to participate in the drawing.
I am the most interested in either Relationship Boot Camp or What a Man Needs at His Side.

Sarah Stelzl December 21, 2011

Also… Return of the Daughters is an awesome video put out by the Western Conservatory. I also love Mrs. Botkin’s audio books! A Bride Goes West is probably my favorite so far.

LindseyMarie December 21, 2011

I’m interested in reading the whole thing, but the chapter entitled “that’s why you need parents” sound especially intriguing.

LindseyMarie December 21, 2011

I have the button in my sidebar.

LindseyMarie December 21, 2011

I could never have a “favorite” blog posts when they have so many, but one that stick our to me is their post about the Twilight movies awhile back.

LindseyMarie December 21, 2011

The Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney is a delightful audio book. While it is long, it offers a great story for girls about Godly womanhood.

Rebecca December 21, 2011

I think chapter 7 about the heart would be very interesting! I am wondering what they mean by how to get your heart to follow you?!

Rebecca December 21, 2011

I like the page on facebook.

Rebecca December 21, 2011

I shared the link to the giveaway on facebook.

Rebecca December 21, 2011

My favorite article they have written on their blog would have to be the article that was one of the first I read on their blog when I was in highschool in 2006 called What’s A Single Woman to Do? They really drive home that we don’t have to work outside the home in order to be fulfilled in our single years but we should not be sitting at home twittling our thumbs either. We should be helping the orphans and the widows, the poor and the needy, and especially our families.

Nela December 21, 2011

I would be most interested in reading Chapter 12: “What a Man Needs at His Side”. 🙂

amy December 21, 2011

I think I’m most interested in reading chapters 8 & 9 right now: “That’s Why You Have Parents” and “Rules of Engagement.”

Thanks for having this giveaway!

Eowyn December 21, 2011

I would like to read chpt. 12 What a Man Needs at His Side

Eowyn December 21, 2011

I put a button on my sidebar

Eowyn December 21, 2011
NKay December 21, 2011

I would like to read ch4.

Shannon December 21, 2011

What a delightful book! It must truly be a joy to read! All of the chapters look so wonderful, but I especially would like to read Chapter 12… preparing my heart and mind to be a Godly wife…

Many Blessings,
~Shannon~

Shannon December 21, 2011

I have shared about this lovely giveaway…

In Christ,
http://brightlight412.blogspot.com/p/giveaways_28.html

Ashley R December 21, 2011

The chapter …Will you be my “it’s complicated”? looks the most interesting to me because I am going through it.

Ashley R December 21, 2011

I liked the page on Facebook.

Elspeth December 21, 2011

What a cool giveaway!

I’d be interested in reading chapter 9, the practical tips sound brilliant.

Thanks.

Elspeth December 21, 2011

On the Western Conservatory I liked reading the All-American wedding feast post. Fab photos and intersting comments.

Emily December 21, 2011

Chapter 12 “What a Man Needs at his Side” looks very interesting, both for my daughter and myself.

Blythe December 21, 2011

Oh,cool I think chapter 11 would be interesting…

Esther December 21, 2011

I think Chapters 7: Relationship Boot Camp looks the most interesting =)

Esther December 21, 2011

I have the button on my sidebar.

Esther December 21, 2011

I ‘like’ It’s (Not That) Complicated on Facebook.

Sara December 21, 2011

My first entry—
From looking at the table of contents of “It’s (Not That) Complicated,” I think I am most interested in reading chapter 7, “The Heart: Victim or Perpetrator.”

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!!!

Sara December 21, 2011

My second entry–

I don’t read the Visionary Daughters blog on a regular basis, but I do like the post “Why So Complicated?” posted November 5, 2011. I also like “How (Not) to Heat Your Veins and Fire Your Brains” posted April 7, 2009.

Sara December 21, 2011

My third entry–

I really appreciate “The Return of the Daughters” documentary. We first saw it 3 or 4 years ago at a Father-Daughter Bright Lights meeting, and purchased it shortly after. I like the emphasis on father-daughter relationships and on how to use your time wisely while at home.

Tehila December 21, 2011

Definitely THAT’S WHY YOU NEED PARENTS! What an awesome book this is, I’m sure! And what an incredible inspiration these sisters are! Thank you God for their ministry!

Tehila December 21, 2011

Just “liked’ the page on FB! Thanks!

Hannah Woltersdorf December 21, 2011

I think that I would be most interested in reading chapter 5 right now: “Wounding Friend or Kissing Enemy.”

Thanks a bunch!

Love,
Han

AnnMarie December 21, 2011

This looks like a great book! Wish it was out when I was a teen! It sounds great for my 15year old sister though! I would like to read the parents chapter. How can I help my daughters future relationships?

Alyssa W. December 21, 2011

I am interested in “Relationship Boot Camp” and “What a Man Needs at His Side”. 🙂
~Alyssa

Alyssa W. December 21, 2011

I “like” the It’s (Not That) Complicated Facebook page!

Alyssa W. December 21, 2011

I put the button on my blog.

Jessica December 21, 2011

I am interested in The Relationship Minefield & What a Man Needs at His Side!

Tammi Hall December 22, 2011

Hey girls!! I would like to read the A word for mothers…actually the index! Also Playing with matches might be a good read also! Thanks Tammi Hall!!

Lucy December 22, 2011

Relationship Bootcamp is an excellent chapter and one worth reading over and over again!

Lucy December 22, 2011

I liked Its Not That Complicated on Facebook

Beth Joy December 22, 2011

This looks like it will be a wonderful book! Everything in the book looks so good but I’d have to say I am really looking forward to reading the chapter called, “Relationship Bootcamp”.

Natalie December 30, 2011

I am excited to find this book. I am halfway through And the Bride Wore White with I Kissed Dating Goodbye to follow and now i guess i have a new book to add to my list. I look forward to reading the chapter on being contented(13), and the one that tells you how to prepare yourself while you wait(9).

Hannah January 11, 2012

Hmmm…they all look so interesting! Maybe the 13th chapter. 🙂

Hannah January 11, 2012

I “liked” them on facebook.

Hannah January 11, 2012

I have their button on my sidebar:
buttonsnblessings.blogspot.com

Hannah January 11, 2012

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