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What's happened to women's happiness?

Women have embraced culture’s formula for success. We have more education, more money, more power, more independence, and more sexual freeedom than ever before.
But we’re getting more and more unhappy.


Have Premarital Sex


Had a 1-Night Stand(s)


Contract an STD


Are Addicted to Porn

Today’s Woman

Today, the typical woman loses her virginity at age 16 and has 2 or 3 committed relationships before getting married. She has at least 1 one-night-stand (which she deeply regrets). She may have also had a college friend-with-benefits. There’s a 16% chance that she’s experimented with girl-on-girl sex. By the time she marries at age 27, she’s had about 4 or 5 sexual partners.

Given her sexual history, the typical woman has a 50/50 chance of getting an STD. The likelihood that she indulges in pornography and erotica on a semi-regular basis is about 60%. And there’s an 18% chance that she has a serious porn addiction.

The typical woman almost certainly has issues with her self-image. When she has kids, she starts having a tough time maintaining a satisfactory work-home balance. She’s overstressed. She experiences difficulty in her marriage. There’s a 25% chance that she’ll become clinically depressed. There’s a 19% chance that she’ll cheat on her husband and have an affair. The likelihood of her marriage failing is more than 30%. She’ll probably be the one to initiate the divorce.

And that scenario doesn’t even take into account the toll that negative experiences such as father absence (33%), abuse (15-35%), and abortion (28%) will have on her psyche.

I meet thousands of women like this.

Outwardly, they look all cute and put-together. But inwardly, they’re broken and hurting. They’ve embraced popular wisdom in their pursuit of happiness, but they’ve ended up shooting themselves in the foot. Their choices have backfired, and have only resulted in disappointment and pain.

[su_quote]Though today’s woman does her best, she just can’t seem to make life work.[/su_quote]



Suffer Negative Self Image


Are Anxious and Overstressed


Become Clinically Depressed


Cheat on their Husbands

You do your best. But you’re having trouble making life work.

Do you have trouble making life work?

Be honest.

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  • Do you feel the pain and regret of past choices?
  • Do you say and do things that you later wish you could unsay and undo?
  • Do you fear that your relationships aren’t headed in the right direction?
  • Do you worry that you don’t have the insight to make good decisions?


If so, you’re not alone. All of us have felt this way.

The truth is, none of us have the smarts to consistently make good choices. We all need help. And the sooner we realize it the better!

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  • “The one who trusts in himself is a fool, but one who walks in wisdom will be safe.” (Proverbs 28:26)



 You need a reliable source of wisdom

[su_pullquote align=”right”]Popular wisdom tends to give women really dumb advice. And sadly, the advice of girlfriends is often just as bad.[/su_pullquote]

So where can you get good counsel? Most of us simply follow the crowd. We embrace popular wisdom. But popular wisdom tends to give women really dumb advice. And sadly, the advice of girlfriends is often just as bad.

There’s a far more reliable source of help available:

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  • “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:6)
  • “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His instructions have good insight.” (Psalm 111:10)
  • “All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him.” (Colossians 2:3)


The Bible isn’t like a decades-old, out-of-date advice column. It contains ancient wisdom that’s tested, timeless, and true. And I’ve seen it make a night-and-day difference in many women’s lives.

What if you had the smarts to make better choices? ... WISE choices.

What if you had the insight to think, say, and do the right thing? How would that impact your well-being and your relationships?

My Mission

My passion is to see women like you gain spiritual smarts for life and love. I want to help you apply the timeless wisdom of the Bible in this modern-day.

My mission is to give you the know-how, the tools, and the motivation you need to succeed at every facet of life, and to leave a lasting impact on your world.

The wisest man who ever lived urged his friends to do their utmost to pursue wisdom.

[su_quote]Happy is the one who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding. Wisdom is supreme—so get wisdom. And whatever else you get, get understanding. (Proverbs 3:13, 4:7)[/su_quote]

If you’re new to Girls Gone Wise (and you probably wouldn’t be on this page if you weren’t) I have a few suggestions for steps you can take that will help you get started:

Step 1:  Read my book, Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild

This award-winning book is based on a story about a woman from the book of Proverbs, the Bible’s book of wisdom. The narrative clearly depicts the contrast between a wise and a wild woman. And when I say “wild” I’m not just talking about someone from a romance novel or star of the latest hit movie. She’s the girl next door, your best friend, or someone in your family. She may even be you.

Every week I get emails about the profound difference this book has made in women’s lives. I’m so convinced that it will make a difference in YOUR life, that I’m willing to offer you a money-back guarantee. If you read it from cover to cover, and don’t think its concepts will help you in life and love, then just email me. I’ll refund the cost of the book in full.

Get the book. It will help you walk wisely. I promise!

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Step 2:  Subscribe to my Blog

You may have already noticed the cute puppy in the grad cap popping up on the side of a page from time to time, urging you to sign up to get more smarts. Do it! That way, you’ll make sure you don’t miss out on my blog posts. Subscribing is fast, easy, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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Step 3: Follow Girls Gone Wise on Social Media

The Girls Gone Wise facebook community is a great place to interact with other women who are trying to live wisely. If you haven’t already done so, you can click on the “Like” button right now to make sure my facebook posts show up in your feed. Click “share” to tell your friends about Girls Gone Wise. Then, scroll down to the bottom of the page to follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Step 4: Browse through my blog archives

Set aside some time to browse through my blog archives and read some posts.

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I was unhappy in my marriage, so I had an affair. Needless to say, that choice messed up my life and resulted in even more unhappiness. Girls Gone Wise convicted me and opened my eyes to truth. Now I work hard every day to make wise choices. I’m starting to see that when I pursue happiness at the expense of wisdom, I get neither. But when I pursue wisdom above happiness, I get both.


I was stunned when you presented the idea that sex is a picture of the gospel. My view on sex has been very self-focused and pleasure-focused. But thanks to your teaching, my thinking is being redeemed. It’s so wonderful to find Christ in something that had only enslaved me. The truth I’m learning from Girls Gone Wise is setting me free.


I have lived a double life as long as I can remember, acting like the good Christian girl at church and around my parents but acting like a wild thing around my friends and when I was alone. Girls Gone Wise helped me see how close I came to ruining my own life. I’ve become more honest and authentic about my struggles. I’ve dropped my defenses and become more teachable and willing to accept correction – which is totally new for me!


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