"19 Kids And Counting" stars Jana, Jill, Jessa and Jinger Duggar shed never-before-seen light on issues of dating, self-image and dealing with temptations in a new book, "Growing Up Duggar."
The girls first candidly admit that a lot more goes on in their large family than what is revealed on TLC's reality television series "19 Kids and Counting," including details on how the four eldest girls cope with the temptations that come ahead of marriage.
"God has created us to have a natural physical desire toward men," Jana, Jill, Jessa and Jinger explain in the book, according to excerpts found on RadarOnline. "When these feelings arise, we thank God for making us 'normal.' But during out single years, this physical attraction, if not carefully controlled, can also be one of the biggest sources of temptation and struggle." more >>
Arlene Pellicane is the author of "31 Days to a Happy Husband," and "31 Days to a Younger You." Now she has written "31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife." Pellicane took time to speak with The Christian Post about her new book and what it means to be a truly happy wife.
CP: You write a key word in the title of your book is "becoming." Why is this such an important word?
Arlene Pellicane: Becoming is a word of hope. It means you don't have to be born with a sunny disposition or receive a huge inheritance to find happiness. It means you can become happier starting right where you are. Happiness is a process, a skill that can be learned and practiced. You can become something you aren't currently and that's good news. You can make many positive changes in just 31 days because becoming something is a process. more >>
"Teen Mom 2" star Kailyn Lowry-Marroquin is preparing to release her first book, a memoir entitled "Pride Over Pity," in April. She broke the news this week and warned fans that it contains heavy material that they may not expect.
"We've put a lot of work into this over the last couple of years and I think you all will be very surprised by it," Marroquin said on her Facebook page. "There are a lot of things in it involving addiction, rape, being abandoned by my dad … and tons of things in between. My life before the cameras and where I want things to go from here. Hopefully you guys will understand things a little better after reading it!"
Fans have been quite responsive to the announcement and encouraged Marroquin to be completely honest and said that they are looking forward to the book. So far, her announcement alone has received over 2,800 "likes" from followers. more >>
While Duchess Kate Middleton prepares to take on more royal duties, there is one avenue she is very interested in pursuing: authorship. The Duchess of Cambridge will offer a piece for a book entitled "Living in the Slipstream: Life as a RAF Wife," which will feature numerous stories of women whose husbands are in the Royal Air Force.
"These women reveal, in their authentic voices and colorful portraits, what life as an RAF wife is really like … When a whole family can be required to up-stricks and move with almost no notice, when rank pulls favor even at home, and when things go comically wrong during a royal visit," the press release for the book stated.
Middleton has been married to Prince William since 2011, and immediately following their wedding, the couple moved to Anglesey, Wales, in order for William to continue his work as a Royal Air Force pilot. He participated in several search-and-rescue missions and finally decided to leave the Air Force in 2013 in order to step more fully into his royal duties. more >>
Lala Anthony, media personality, mother and wife to New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony, is revealing how she overcame a past abusive relationship.
While promoting her new book "The Love Playbook," the 34-year-old revealed that a past love interest was once abusive to her.
"You know and it was my first love and I felt like he was controlling me because he loved me and that's how he's showing me that he loved me," Mrs. Anthony said on the Sirius XM radio show Sway In The Morning. "And it was later on that I realized that was completely wrong and that's a message I want to get out to young women out there. That's not love." more >>
Atheist author and neuroscientist Sam Harris announced a new book on Wednesday titled Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, set to be published later this year.
"Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds," states a description for the book on Amazon.
"Throughout the book, Harris argues that there are important truths to be found in the experiences of such contemplatives – and, therefore, that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow." more >>