What’s Your Story?

The end of the year seems like the perfect time to tell stories. In fact, the team at liesyoungwomenbelieve.com is gathering stories of what God has done in girls’ lives this year. And we’d love to hear your story.

Here are just a few of the stories the stories you’ve already told us this year.

I wanted to thank you all for your ministry. This is my first time commenting on here, but last year I was struggling with a sin issue. I couldn’t get out. I read blog posts on here, and they kept saying that we should confess sin to others to help get out of the bondage. I was so nervous and scared to tell someone, but I eventually went to my youth pastor’s wife and got help. She talked with me, and she encouraged me to tell my parents. I did, and they were all so helpful and loving to me. Thanks again for your posts! I was definitely under conviction after reading them. I have been free from that sin area for six months now!!!! Praise the Lord! —Heart4missions

There is no doubt that God has led me to this place. He has led me to read the book and doing so has led me to this awesome community of young girls who want to get closer to Christ! 🙂 These stories have blessed me big time, especially after a very difficult breakup with a guy from church. God never ceases to amaze me, He is too good! (And more detailed than any man will ever be lol). —Godsmiracle

This is the first time I’ve EVER visited this site (which is wonderful, by the way) and wouldn’t you know that several of your posts are about the SAME exact thing that I’ve been dealing with:

• Loneliness
• Lack of friendships
• Sadness

I praise God for showing me this site! Your posts have given me so much to think about, so much to pray about, and more than anything, encouragement. Going on my favorites on my browser now! God is so good. —Lexi

We can’t wait to hear your story. Don’t feel like you have to focus on the impact of this site. We are especially interested in stories about how God has worked in your life this year.


Email Stories@ReviveOurHearts.com with your story in 500 words or less or send us a link to your two to four minute YouTube video. You never know—we might share your story as we reflect on what God has done in 2012.

About Author

Paula Marsteller

Paula no longer tries to catch guys' attention by swallowing live goldfish, arm wrestling, and jumping down flights of stairs. (She's married to a wonderful man now!) She spends her days caring for her son, Iren, and writing for Revive Our Hearts. She's the author of Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom, and she and her family live in New York. You can catch all her writing on PaulaWrites.com.

HEY, GIRLS! We love hearing from you, but feel limited in the ways we can help. For one thing, we’re not trained counselors. If you’re seeking counsel, we encourage you to talk to your pastor or a godly woman in your life as they’ll know more details and can provide you with ongoing accountability and help. Also, the following comments do not necessarily reflect the views of Revive Our Hearts. We reserve the right to remove comments which might be unhelpful, unsuitable, or inappropriate. We may edit or remove your comment if it:

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  • Rachel

    I would like to tell you my story. I am 15 and asked God to come into my life when I was 7, since then I have completely ignored him in my life. I still went to church but wasn’t listening to the pastor and it started ruining me. I was cussing being disrespectful to my parents and looking to boys for love. I was hurt emotionally so many times. But amazingly I left with my virginity in tact and never let any boy kiss me. I recently found in my church library the books Lies Young Women Believe, and The Bride Wore White. I am amazed!!!! I never knew I could be so close to Christ and feel so good about it! I am now trying to rebuild my relationship with my family, friends and more importantly God! I need prayer though. I am really liking this one guy who is 6 years older than me and he meets every criteria for my His List (From and The Bride Wore White). He is so amazing! He believes in courting instead of dating which I really would like to try to do (given my past circumstances) and he is so sound in his walk with God that he will love God more than his future wife, which will result in a great marriage. I know I need to wait on God but it is hard to do! I want to get married and have a family soo much!! Please pray for me to have the courage to wait on God’s timing!!

    • I’m so glad that God led you to the books and you are re-focused and working on the relationships in your life that are most important right now. You are still young, my friend. And even though your heart’s desire is to be a wife and mom, you will probably be waiting some time for that dream to be reality. So rather than cause frustration on your part, I encourage you to not dwell on your thoughts or emotions about this guy even though he meets everything on your dream list.

      The best thing you can do right now for yourself and for your future husband, Lord willing, is to focus on strengthening and growing your relationship with God. When your find your thoughts resting and staying on this guy (or any guy), use that time to pray for him. Take your thoughts captive by memorizing and meditating on Scripture. By doing either of those things, you are moving your thoughts from a guy to God. Focus on God and your walk with Him. By investing in your relationship in this way, God can mold you and prepare you for whatever He has in your future. I know this is hard, but it is so worth it as you protect your heart from more heartache and from idolatry.

      Check out these blogs and please know I’m praying for you.

      How to spot an Idol:


      Steps Toward Removing an Idol: http://www.liesyoungwomenbelieve.com/steps-toward-removing-an-idol/

      • Rachel

        Thank you very much Mrs. Lorree! I am soo glad for people who want to and do live their lives for Christ. They are one of the greatest encouragers out there! I am going to use your suggestions to help encourage me through my walk in faith! Thank you all at Revive Our Hearts for this ministry!!