The College Girl's Survival Guide: 52 Honest, Faith-Filled Answers to Your Biggest Concerns

The College Girl's Survival Guide: 52 Honest, Faith-Filled Answers to Your Biggest Concerns

by Hanna Seymour


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Hanna Seymour, a mentor to thousands of young college women, provides a plan for success in college based on experience, illustrations, and biblical principles.

Each year millions of young women enter the college scene and are surprised to find their glittering preconceptions shattered. College isn't exactly what they had imagined—it's a lot tougher. Social challenges, a demanding schedule, pressure to succeed, shifting family dynamics: how do girls tackle these issues, learn to thrive, and really enjoy this new phase of life?

THE COLLEGE GIRL'S SURVIVAL GUIDE is packed with experienced-based advice that can help. Written by a mentor with ten years of experience helping college girls succeed, it's like having a big sister along for the journey. With proven tips, scripture, and inspiring illustrations, this book will coach, comfort, and inspire young women so that they can make the most of the college experience.

Thousands of young women have asked Hanna Seymour what to do about roommate drama, boyfriend trouble, choosing a major, balancing family and school life, and so much more. She's poured her best insights into this book—answering the top 52 questions she has received—so that readers everywhere will be armed with the knowledge and inspiration to make college the most epic, enriching time it can be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478993575
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 62,255
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

For over ten years HANNA EASLEY SEYMOUR has mentored young women, helping them transition smoothly from high school to college and beyond. She holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from James Madison University and a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. Combining faith with a passion for helping others, Hanna explains how to tackle problems with good sense and grace on her website,

Table of Contents

Introduction: Start Here 1

Part 1 The Bigger Picture 5

Chapter 1 Change Always Brings Challenges 7

Chapter 2 Everything Is Normal 14

Chapter 3 Is College a Time to Be Selfish? 19

Part 2 52 College Girl Concerns 23

Chapter 4 First Things First: Precollege + Freshman Year 25

1 I'm Super Nervous About Orientation 29

2 Should I Live with My High School Bestie? 33

3 Why Am I Fighting with My Parents All the Time? 36

4 Freshman Year: The Number One Thing 40

5 Gaining the Freshman Fifteen 44

6 I'm Overwhelmed 47

7 I Want to Reinvent Myself 50

8 Should I Rush? 54

9 I'm Just Not Happy Here 58

10 How Much Should I Be Talking to Mom and Dad? 63

11 How Do I Survive the Holiday Breaks at Home? 66

Chapter 5 Roommate Woes 72

12 Communicating in Conflict 74

13 Help-I'm Living with a Stranger! 77

14 Dirty Dishes, Stolen Food, and Other Things That Drive You Crazy 81

15 She's Drunk and Loud, and I'm Just Over Here Trying to Sleep! 84

16 My Roommate's Boyfriend Is Over All the Time 88

17 My Roommate Is Having Sex All the Time 91

18 I Gained a Roommate but Lost a Friend 95

19 When Is It Okay to Consider Switching Roommates? 99

20 How Do I Tell My Roommate I Don't Want to Live with Her Again? 101

21 My Roommate Has Her Own Group of Friends, and I Feel Left Out 107

22 My Roommate Just Told Me She's Gay 111

Chapter 6 Friends, Best Friends + Boyfriends 115

23 Where Are All My College Besties? 116

24 I'm a Transfer Student: How Do I Join Already-Formed Friend Groups? 119

25 My Best Friends Are All Partying and Going Insane 122

26 Where's My Future Husband? 126

27 This Guy h Pursuing Me, and I'm Not Sure I'm into Him 129

28 I Can't Get over Him 132

29 He's Sending Me Mixed Signals 135

30 Should I Pursue Him? 138

31 I Fell into the "Friends with Benefits" Zone 142

Chapter 7 Sex, Alcohol + the Party Scene 145

32 We Keep Pushing Physical Boundaries More and More 147

33 Do I Really Want to Save Sex for Marriage? 151

34 Is It Okay to Drink? 155

35 How Do I Navigate the Party Scene? 160

36 What's All This Talk About Sexual Assault and Rape? 164

37 Recovering from Sexual Assault 167

38 I Think Something Is Really Wrong with Me 173

39 My Friend Told Me She's Thought About Hurling Herself 177

Chapter 8 Jesus, Take the Wheel 180

40 How Do I Pick a Church? 184

41 How Do I Find Christian Friends? 189

42 I'm Terrified of Sharing My Faith 193

43 What Should I Do When It Feels Like God Has Gone Silent? 199

44 How Do I Rejoice with Those Who Are Rejoicing When I'm Hurting? 203

45 I Don't Know What I Believe Anymore 206

46 What's God's Will for My Life? 210

Chapter 9 When I Grow Up 215

47 I Want to Change My Major 216

48 What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up? 220

49 Facing Rejection (from a Job, an Internship, or a Leadership Position) 226

50 I'm So Busy I Don't Know if I'll Survive 229

51 How Do I Find Balance? 232

52 Graduation Is Around the Corner, and I'm Freaking Out 235

Part 3 Moving On 241

Chapter 10 What's Next? 243

Acknowledgments 251

Notes 253

About the Author 257

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The College Girl's Survival Guide: 52 Honest, Faith-Filled Answers to Your Biggest Concerns 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JayKing More than 1 year ago
The College Girl’s Survival Guide: 52 Honest, Faith-Filled Answers to Your Biggest Concerns by Hanna Seymour is a valuable and handy resource for any young woman heading off to college or already attending college. This book is packed with insightful answers to questions that many young women are sure to have at one point or another during their college experience. One of the things that I like most about this book is that a reader can pick it up, head to the table of contents, locate the question they have and flip to the corresponding page to read the answer. This is the way to go, especially when writing a book for college students. They value their time and don’t want to waste it. Even though this book can be read straight through, the ease of locating the questions that resonate most with the readers and quickly receiving the answer is most appealing. There is no doubt that Hanna has a heart for helping young women. It’s definitely felt throughout the book. She writes in a very personable tone and is clearly speaking from experience – her own and those of women she knows. I believe that readers will find her tone and approach welcoming as they read along. This book does a great job of addressing a variety of common concerns faced by college girls. The responses to each question are short, concise and easy to read – no more than 4 or 5 pages on average. The advice Hanna shares is very practical and even though this is a faith based book it is not overly spiritual. Even though I don’t agree with everything that Hanna advises, I do like that she doesn’t try to convince readers to do certain things. Instead, she presents options and ultimately leaves reader to choose what they will do. I definitely believe that’s the way to go and ensures that her answers don’t come off as “preachy”. I truly believe this book will be a helpful resource to any young woman in college. It will make a great gift and is sure to help the young women who read it. This is a really great book! I received this book free from the publisher through their book review bloggers program and I was not required to write a positive review.