Secret Keeper Girl

Secret Keeper Girl

Just what is a Secret Keeper Girl? She values modesty, surrounds herself with wise friends and shares her heart with her mom. She’s a masterpiece created by God…and she knows it!

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Cedarville University

Cedarville University

Cedarville University, Dannah’s alma mater, has stepped up to sponsor this season’s line up of Pure Freedom and Secret Keeper Girl live events. Learn more about the university that helped shape Dannah’s life and ministry.

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Driving

Mom, Did You Wait?

I was driving down the highway listening to the familiar voice of Dr. James Dobson. Suddenly the host asked his guest, “What is the most common question a young girl will ask her mom about sex?” Without delay the woman responded, “Mom, did you wait?” I pulled my minivan to the side of the highway and allowed ten years of tremendous denial and grief engulf me. I reached for my brand new baby girl in the back seat and held her as […]

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Welcome

Hello! I'm so honored you stopped by my online home. Whether you're here to find out where I'm speaking next, to buy one of my books, or to read a recent blog... THANK YOU! If you want to stay in touch with me on a more regular basis, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. That's where I get to interact with you more personally, which is something I love. In fact, I sure hope I get to hug your neck at one of my upcoming events. It's wonderful to have you here, friend!

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In the midst of a battle with cancer, Pastor Tim Keller stands before a congregation that has missed and prayed for him. He used the sharing of his battle to also invite his congregation to step into the place where he was currently living: a place of peace. “How do you face troubles like this with peace?” he asked. “The ultimate way to handle the troubles of life with peace is not through petitionary prayer, but through worship.” His body […]

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“In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord…” The questions of motherhood poured out of her. Lord, do you see me? Could you change your mind on this one? Is there something I could do differently? Please, could you just let me have one baby boy? She pours out her soul-breaking pleadings to the God of the Universe.

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How to end the

I was drafted into the Mommy Wars when my first baby was barely in my womb. Sitting with some trusted friends, I mentioned the name of my OB/GYN. (Big mistake!) After an awkward moment of silence, one of the other women went on to coyly describe her OB/GYN with adjectives that might make you think he was a borderline miracle worker when it came to pain, God-like in securing the safety of the baby, and had a bedside manner that made him a […]

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MusicLyrics

Do the lyrics really matter? Months ago, I was appalled by a viral video of a sweet little tween girl sitting in the front seat of a car with her brother driving. Suddenly, Rihanna’s Work—wrought with explicit lyrics that are barely understandable—came onto the radio. This precious little girl jumped into the backseat and starting twerking like a stripper. My heart just broke! Twerking in the back seat isn’t the only risk of inappropriate music lyrics and role models. A […]

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Princess

Last week, The Washington Post reported on new research revealing that the “princess culture” is damaging young girls. Is it? (My team has been researching the concept of “princess culture” for about nine months preparing for a new Secret Keeper Girl tour and I might have a different take on things than the many hyped-up headlines.) While modern princesses like Elsa, Merida, and Rapunzel have been applauded for breaking stereotypes, the overriding impact of a slow and steady stream of physically perfect female lead roles […]

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Every now and then—and with growing frequency—a single woman in her twenties or thirties confides in me how discouraged she is that there aren’t any guys her age to date. “They’re too busy playing video games to invest in the pursuit of family,” said one. There’s now some statistical evidence that the concern of these biological-clock-ticking females is very real. For the first time in 130 years (when life circumstances generally had extended families living together), a young adult is more likely […]

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