Being a church girl can be hard at times but going to a church full of drama and betrayal can be even harder. Tarika is a single parent with a good job and she loves the Lord. Although, loving the Lord isn’t as hard as trying to stay celibate, losing a fiancé and dealing with a dead-beat dad. She has two good friends who are willing to help her through the tough times naturally and spiritually, but there are times when following what the Lord says just doesn’t cut it. Tarika is tired of the celibate life and she is tired of the struggle of being a single parent. She thinks she’s willing to risk her morals but isn’t sure if the risk is worth it. And she can’t go to her Pastor about it or risk having her problems preached back to her the next week. Is she just better off leaving the church and doing her own thing? If the Lord doesn’t intervene, Tarika’s life will endure a shift that will cause her to leave the church, but maybe that’s what she wants. The church is mess, but can Tarika leave?
I wrote this book when I was a youth pastor at my church many years ago. I still have individuals who read this book who told me it wasn’t just for the youth. I have had two children out of wedlock, and as a single mother, I have encountered many trials and tribulations. Although this book is not only intended to speak about premarital sex, but it is also intended to speak about having a better life while keeping yourself until marriage.
This is a book that describes the hurt people has endured while attending church. I don’t know too many people who haven’t had an issue in church that has caused some great pain in their life. The pain can cause some to fall away from the church or sit in silence in the pain while attending church. This book is to highlight some of the pain that can be caused in the church and hopefully help to start the healing process in your life that came from your church hurt experience.