Dannah Gresh, a mother/daughter communication coach, has sold well over three quarters of a million copies of her books including And the Bride Wore White and 2008's best-selling CBA youth book, Lies Young Women Believe (coauthored with Nancy Leigh DeMoss) - making her one of the most successful Christian authors targeting teens and preteens. With the belief that today's culture has been seeking to rob little girls of their innocence, Dannah has been fighting on the front lines to protect them. Her fun line of Secret Keeper Girl mom/preteen daughter connecting resources and live events that tour the country provide moms with just the right tools to fight back. She has long been at the forefront of the movement to encourage both tweens and teens to pursue purity and is often called upon to defend the conservative position of abstinence in national news media like USA Today, Time, Chicago Tribune, and Women's Wear Daily. She is also a frequent contributor to FamilyLife Today, Midday Connection, and Focus on the Family. Dannah lives in State College, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bob, and their children, Robby, Lexi, and Autumn, whom the family adopted from China in 2007. She and her husband founded Grace Prep, a new model in Christian high school education, which Bob administrates. She is shamelessly in love with her labradoodle, Stormie. (DannahGresh.com)
Praise for What Are You Waiting For?
"Dannah Gresh has hit on a simple yet undiscovered truth that puts seemingly random questions of sexuality in context. I love the way Dannah doesn't shy away from or water down the tough issues, yet she never compromises God's best for you! This is a must-read for any single Christian woman."
-Dr. Juli Slattery, clinical psychologist, Focus on the Family, and author of No More Headaches
"Dannah Gresh has totally nailed it with this pertinent and hugely needed book. Written honestly and compellingly, this is a must-read for all teenage girls-wait, this is a must-read for everyone, especially teenage guys! I am so grateful for this important resource and plan to recommend it to all my young adult readers."
-Melody Carlson, author of Diary of a Teenage Girl series and the TrueColor series
"Dannah Gresh hits another home run! What Are You Waiting For? is refreshingly real and relevant-definitely a timely message for today's generation of young women!"
-Shannon Ethridge, international speaker and best-selling author of Every Young Woman's Battle
"This is hands-down the best book about sexual fidelity I have ever read-informative, entertaining, and very inspiring. Dannah Gresh tackles the trickiest of topics with astonishing grace. Her explanation of the sacred power of sex is unblushing and revelatory. I know this is a book for girls, but every Christian guy should read it too. I'm already reading it for the second time."
-Nate Larkin, founder of the Samson Society and author of Samson and the Pirate Monks: Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood
"If you are looking for the gospel truth on the very real issue of sex and sexuality that all singles face, this is the book for you. Dannah Gresh talks to singles where they really live. Not only is it refreshing, it is liberating-as truth always is. Dannah does not dance around the issues but addresses them with in-your-face clarity that is sorely needed. Sharing the spiritual implications while balancing the reality of the natural world we live in, Dannah practically addresses how singles can be victorious in the battle between the flesh and the spirit."
-Michelle McKinney Hammond, author of What Women Don't Know and Men Don't Tell You
"All I can say is wow! My assistant's teenage daughter agreed to flip through this book for me as a favor and ended up absorbed in the entire thing! As she rightly put it, What Are You Waiting For? brings 'amazing insight into what no one tells you about sex-and it really can strengthen the relationship you have with God and your future spouse.' This book is a fantastic read. Dannah Gresh has such a special way of taking an important subject and making it appealing, practical, and accessible to everyone."
-Shaunti Feldhahn, best-selling author of For Women Only and For Young Women Only
"In an age where sex is perverted and belittled-when it appears to be a tool in the hands of the Enemy rather than the God who created it-Dannah has shown us God's pure intention for sexuality. Through an in-depth study of Scripture and confirmation in life experiences, she highlights the honest-to-goodness biblical truth behind one of life's most precious and beautiful mysteries. Women young and old will read this book and find the inspiration and tools they need to treat God's gift of sexuality with the respect and protection it deserves."
-Julie Hiramine, founder of Generations of Virtue and author of Beautifully Made
"What Are You Waiting For? is a well-written study of the sexual culture our teens are immersed in today and offers a culturally relevant perspective that aligns itself with the Word of God. Dannah has managed to walk the fine line of approaching this difficult subject in a way that will inspire teens to live holy lives and inspire parents to broach this delicate topic with their kids. This book is not for the faint of heart; however, neither is raising teenagers in our current society."
-Ron Luce, founder and president of Teen Mania Ministries