Reader Comment: "Solid gold wisdom! Taking ownership of ones problems is maturity. Too many times I have heard people wait on God to fix their problems. When God was waiting on them to change. I heard it expressed if they want to know who you are, they can just look at your friends. This is character chemistry fundamentals. Thank you Dr. Henry Cloud for these great truths."

7. Singles Q&A: How Do You Catch His Attention? by Carolyn McCulley, Contributing Writer

Abstract: How does a woman appropriately, biblically, humbly, and submissively go about “cracking the twigs and stirring the leaves”? A friend of mine said that it seems like girls end up “breaking logs and throwing leaves” too vigorously at times.

Key Quote: "Pray Before, During, and After You Crack Twigs: Proverbs 30:19 says that the way of a man with a maiden is amazing and wonderful, something too profound to be easily understood. So if Scripture says this is a mystery, why should we expect that some formula or method in the latest singles self-help book is going to solve it? When you think about it, it is amazing that two sinners can be drawn to each other (at the same time!) and then make a pledge to stick it out for the rest of their lives. Frankly, the longer I observe the mystery of marriage, the more I am in awe of God’s sovereign ability to bring two people together."

Reader Comment: "This was such an excellent article! There are so many articles that talk about waiting and being whole and working on yourself. We are always developing and growing, but there comes a time when you are healed enough to be ready for marriage. There are significantly fewer articles that talk about how a woman can be a Christian, yet be attractive to men. This is one of those articles; and I am glad to find it. What a blessing! Thank you!"

8. The Myth of the Teen Brain: A Q&A with Dr. Epstein by Andrea Longbottom, HSLDA Contributing Writer

Abstract: In his book, Dr. Epstein argues that teens are being shortchanged by the academic institutions and legal systems of American society today, and he explains why and how teens should be given adult rights and responsibilities based on their individual abilities. Does he have a point?

Key Quote: "That is the flip side of rights and privileges: responsibility. You can’t get a right or privilege without getting the responsibility that goes with it. I am not talking about giving young people more freedom—they have too much freedom. This is about rights and responsibilities. It’s a distinction that is subtle but very important."

Reader Comment: “We can testify to the truths in this article first-hand. We raise our children to be self-sufficient as soon as possible. Our oldest daughter graduated high school at 16, scoring exceptionally well on her ACT. She held her first job at 14 and was earning over $200 a week selling newspaper subscriptions (working 12 hours). She trained all in-coming salepersons (most of whom were older than she). At 16, she was an in-demand photographer / salesperson at a photo studio. By 17, she had been offered the assistant manager position there. She had to turn it down because she was leaving for a 3-month 24/7 prayer internship. At 18, she, once again, has been solicited for an assistant manager/manager position where she is presently employed. Being homeschooled she didn't waste her time worrying about peer pressure and frivolous issues. She was able to pursue her interests and giftings. We look forward to seeing God's hand on our four other daughters as they grow and mature in Him.”

9. Fashion and Following the Savior by Carolyn Mahaney, Janelle Bradshaw, and Nicole Whitacre adapted from their blog, GirlTalk