Thursday, March 5, 2009

FFI Flashback!

I googled myself today, which I do occasionally (it's fun), and I found something fun to share. This magazine article was published in Brio & Beyond (a girls' magazine done by Focus on the Family) back in 2003. Thought it would be fun to share it. You can view the original article here.

Girl Talk

Girl Talk What advice do you have for selecting a college or university?
Walking around campus helped me the most. If you’re unable to fly or drive to your prospective campuses, call the admissions or student development office to receive answers to your questions.
—Tiffany Schermerhorn, 23

How can girls keep their relationship with God strong?
Find someone older and more mature in her faith with whom you can meet on a regular basis. If you only spend time with people on the same spiritual level as you, you’re never going to grow. It’s helpful to have someone you can look up to and go to for advice.
—Rachel Ledbetter, 22

What’s a good way to respond to protective parents?
I made sure my parents knew I wanted them to be in my life. Spend time with your parents, whether it’s helping around the house, going shopping with your mom or playing sports with your dad. Try to be reasonable instead of getting angry about the rules they establish.
—Tricia Tyndall, 21

What advice do you have for selecting a college or university?
I planned to attend a Christian university that was out of state. As I asked God to make this decision clear to me, I realized He desired for me to attend a state university at home. So, seek God through prayer, and ask Him where the best place is for you to go.
—Serena Sblendorio, 22

How can girls keep their relationship with God strong?
Prayer has been so important in my life. Setting aside a specific time and place for prayer is wonderful! I find it hard to get up in the morning to pray. So, I try to keep a continual conversation with God while I’m walking or waiting in line. I constantly tell Him how I feel and ask for His help throughout the day.
—Nadia Siswanto, 22

This article appeared in Brio & Beyond magazine. Copyright © 2003 Focus on the Family. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.


  1. lol, so I actually googled myslef yesterday too but I didn't find anything this cool :) And you know what, I used to get Brio/Brio and Beyond (from when I was 12 until I was like 20 because my dad kept forgetting to cancel it) so I probably had this same issue. Weirdness