Do you sometimes feel like controlling is caring? Maybe you are just trying to direct the best possible outcome. Do you ever worry that everything is just spinning out of control?
You are not alone. There are many women who feel this way. It begins with a compulsion to make everything turn out just right, and results in a willingness to do anything to make sure it happens. This unbalanced urge to control leads others to feel anxious and defensive. As control starts to slip away, people often react in anger and fear.
Shannon Popkin understands the struggle inside and out. Keeping her inner Control Girl locked away is a full-time job. Fortunately, she knows another very important truth: no woman has to be a Control Girl.
In Control Girl, Shannon brings seven examples from the Bible into the conversation. She explores each story for the moments in which grasping for control circumvented God's plans for good, whether it was Eve's intention to to know instead of trust, Sarah's impatience in waiting for God to move, or Rebekah's controlling hand on her family's future. Finally, Shannon seeks out God's perspective on each of the problems and then reveals how readers' can have their own happy endings in similar situations.
Shannon shares from her own struggles and follows each Bible study with questions for personal reflection. In the end, controlling women will discover insight into their own experience, peace in knowing that God is in control, and relief that they are free.
- Path of a Control Girl
- Eve: It Looked Good to Me
- Sarah: It's Up to Me
- Hagar: Out from Under Her Control
- Rebekah: Standing In for God
- Leah: Invisible and Unloved
- Rachel: When She Has More
- Miriam: Taking the Lead
- Control Girl to Jesus Girl