Control Girl is an eye opening book. Deep at the root of many of our feelings of anger, irritation, and frustration is a desire to control. We have bought into the saying, "Mother knows best.", and we want to make everything right. Unfortunately, our idea of everything right isn't always God's idea of everything right. Even if it is, He has His own ways of bringing it about.
Shannon Popkin has written an engaging, honest to the bone, book that encourages us to look into the Bible and into history at seven women who had control issues. Guess what. Yep, it starts with Eve. We also meet Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, and Miriam. They each had their own unique way of trying to control the situations and people around them. Mrs. Popkins has a bold way of expressing how those same issues pop up in our lives even today. She also shows us ways to change from Control Girls to Jesus Girls.
Shannon's willingness to share how she's fallen into control traps, and the trouble it's caused with her family, gives her a credibility in my estimation that I don't think would have been possible if she'd tried to write as though she had it all together. Her belief that controlling women may eventually end up like bitter hags makes this study all the more compelling. It's got me thinking about my Control Girl issues. ~grin~
God bless you as you release control to God!
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