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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JES December 17, 2011

Chapter 8 ~ That’s why you have parents 🙂 of course…

Thank you!

Elizabeth Ritchie December 17, 2011

Yikes! They ALL sound terrific, but I think, Chapter 4 – “Relationship Boot Camp” sounds best! My daughter turned 18 yesterday and will be off to college next year! Great gift for her! Thank You!!

Suzanne December 17, 2011

The chapter I’d most be interested in reading is “Wounding Friend or Kissing Enemy.” I’ve seen this book recently and am excited about the opportunity to get a copy. Thanks!

Suzanne December 17, 2011

I liked the book on Facebook.

Suzanne December 17, 2011

I shared about the book giveaway on Facebook.

Lydie December 17, 2011

Chapters 8 and 9!

Jennifer Reed December 17, 2011

I “Liked” the Its Not Complicated page on FB!

Alissa L December 17, 2011

I’m most interested in chapter 8…my role as a parent in helping my daughters with their relationships with the opposite gender!

Jennifer Reed December 17, 2011

I would love to read Chapter 4. Relationship Boot Camp. 🙂

Deb December 17, 2011

My daughter is 14 and her choice of chapters to read was “Relationship Boot Camp”, as a sister of 2 brothers I think she is curious if she’s doing a good job there. 🙂
Blessings on the journey~

Jennifer Reed December 17, 2011

I shared this contest on my FB page. 🙂

Deb December 17, 2011

“liked” their page

Deb December 17, 2011

“shared” on fb

Jennifer Allen December 17, 2011

I would love to read this book and go over it with my girls. I want to really read Chapter 10: Playing with Matches!

I have also put your giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, and on my blog!

Many Blessings

Rebecca Schrimsher December 17, 2011

I would love to win a copy of this book. I have two daughters that I am trying to teach to live their lives for Jesus. I also have several young ladies that I would love to share this book with. My most looked forward to chapter would probably be “What a man needs at his side”


Carolyn Schaub December 17, 2011

Chapter 8, “That’s Why You Have Parents”

Sarah Coller December 17, 2011

I’m most interested in reading the chapter called, “That’s Why You Have Parents”. What a great book! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Sarah Coller December 17, 2011

I “liked” the Facebook page!

Barb S. December 17, 2011

“What a man needs at this side.”

Barb S. December 17, 2011

Like the book’s FB page.

Denise December 17, 2011

I have a 20 year old daughter in her 2nd year of college. I think chapter 9: The Rules of Engagement would be very helpful. Thanks for the opportunity to get a copy of this book.

Sarah Coller December 17, 2011

The button is on my sidebar!

Naomi December 17, 2011

Ooh, that’s a tough one. I’d have to say Chapter 9 or chapter 12. (I liked the page on FB)

Sarah Coller December 17, 2011

My favorite article is, “But What If” from July 2009.

Beth Werner Lee December 17, 2011

Well, to be honest, Appendix B since my birth daughter is 11. But I have spiritual daughters I’d love to read the book with, and chapter 3 also appeals to me.

Sarah Coller December 17, 2011

I shared on Facebook.

Tracey December 17, 2011

I’d like to read Relationship Bootcamp.

Tracey December 17, 2011
Tami Lewis December 17, 2011

that’s why you have parents is the chapter i am most interested in.

Tami Lewis December 17, 2011

i liked the fb page.

Tami Lewis December 17, 2011

the Q&A Regarding our Position on Sarah Palin had me screaming yes at the computer! 🙂

Tami Lewis December 17, 2011
Kimberly December 17, 2011

This sounds like a great book.I really want to read Chapter 8 That’s Why You Have Parents!

Tami Lewis December 17, 2011

while i have been blessed to receive several things from western conservatory i must say “The Return of the Daughters ” grabbed my husband’s attention too and that made my day!

Laura December 17, 2011

I most want to read chapter 1 and then chapter 2 and then 3….

Hope M. December 17, 2011

I cant wait to read : Relationship boot camp!

Hope M. December 17, 2011

I liked on FB!

Hope M. December 17, 2011

I put the button on my sidebar! rejoiceinhisword.blogspot.com

Sara Shay December 17, 2011

Being a Christian myself in teenage years and working with teens in college through now I really appreciate the part about emotional purity. The things this world is filled with can so often color what we are expecting out of love.

Amy mcclure December 17, 2011

I would love a resource like this. The chapter on that’s why we have parents caught my eye.

Sharon W. December 17, 2011

I want to read “What a man needs at his side”.

E Nolt December 17, 2011

I think I would be most interested in appendix B. As a new mom to twin daughters, I(with Gods help) want my daughters to not have so many regrets and struggles with how to feel around boys as I do.

Heather :) :) :) December 17, 2011

I’m interested in reading “Not Another Chapter On Contentment” That’s what I hear a lot of married people talk about…and totally frustrating sometimes. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂

Sharon W. December 17, 2011

I liked “It’s Not That Complicated” on Facebook.

miranda December 17, 2011

“boys are people too.” it’s hard for young girls to see boys as something other than “cute” or “funny.” or having nice hair. what does god see? odds are he’s a bit of a lazy wanker who plays too much nintendo. see all the way through, don’t stop short.

Sarah December 17, 2011

they all sound good to me so I asked my DD (13) she likes chapter 2 “We are interested in boys and why thatis a good thing”

Sarah December 17, 2011

Shared on FB 🙂

Heather Anderson December 17, 2011

The chapter I am looking forward to reading most is “The Heart: Victim or Perpetrator.”

Sarah December 17, 2011

“liked” on FB!! 😉

Sarah December 17, 2011

Think this might be my fav post so far( I am new)

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