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Vicki Courtney

Featured on Woman to Woman on February 28, 2009.

Vicki Courtney is an author, public speaker and creator of virtuousreality.com, an online magazine for teen girls. Her experience working with tweens, teens and their parents for over a decade has equipped her with the ability to address the cultural concerns facing children and made her a much-trusted go-to source when a story hits. Her goal is to counteract the empty promises peddled by America's consumer-driven culture and offer the younger generation the real thing: a relationship with God.

She experienced her "Aha!" moment during her junior year of college at The University of Texas at Austin. A self-professed agnostic and feminist at the time, she strongly opposed the Christian faith but reluctantly joined a friend at a Christian conference. She then realized the emptiness in her everyday life could only be satisfied by Jesus Christ. Now a devout Christian, her faith is the inspiration behind her writing.

Her first book, Your Girl: Raising a Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World, and its accompanying journal for mothers, Yada YadaTeenVirtue: Real Issues, Real Life...A Teen Girl's Survival Guide, which also topped CBA's best-seller list. The popular "magabook" emphasizes virtue over vogue through articles and quizzes showing teen girls a better way to live.

Her success with Your Girl and TeenVirtue helped her realize her commitment to inspiring young women could also be extended to young men. As a mother of two boys, she offers advice and wisdom in Your Boy: Raising a Godly Son in an Ungodly World, which addresses many problems plaguing boys throughout the maturation process. Later that year, she also released TeenVirtue 2: A Teen Girl's Guide to Relationships and Between: A Girl's Guide to Life.

She recently released TeenVirtue Confidential: Your Questions Answered About God, Guys, and Getting Older, which offers answers with a Christian perspective to real questions sent in from teenage girls regarding sex, guys, the future, faith and body development.

Her latest book, 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter, is a straightforward guide to issues girls in today's culture will face and offers ideas on everything from a new and improved sex talk to the weight debate regarding young women and body image.

Courtney currently resides in Austin, TX, with her husband, Keith. They are the proud parents of 2 sons and a daughter.

Website: www.vickicourtney.com

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