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Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl

On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom

Paula Marsteller

Over the years, my "cute, innocent crushes" became more and more frequent—and more and more costly. When I tried to fix myself, it was like slapping a flimsy Band-Aid on a deep, gaping wound. Then I prayed a desperate prayer: that God would free me from my idols and teach me to trust Him with my love life.

About the Author

Paula Marsteller

Paula Marsteller

Paula Marsteller is a gifted communicator with a tenacious commitment to Scripture coupled with a compassionate, loving voice. She enjoys connecting with and welcoming people so they feel safe, valued, and deeply loved. People describe her as “wise,” “relatable,” and "fiercely gentle."

God has captured Paula’s heart, and she is passionate about sharing life-changing, gospel truths through the lens of her everyday, ordinary life as a wife, mom, neighbor, and church member. Paula is an insatiably curious, lifelong learner, so beware: she tends to ask a lot of questions of everyone near her (being careful not to overwhelm).
She served with Revive Our Hearts for fifteen years and wrote Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom. You can catch her writing on


  • Paula will make you laugh; she will make you cry; she will make you think. And she will point you to the only true Satisfaction for a heart that longs to be chosen and cherished.

    Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth – author & speaker
  • Had someone put this book in my hands back then, who knows the heartaches I could've avoided. This is a must-read for today's young women!

    Joni Eareckson Tada – Founder of Joni and Friends)
  • If you want off the roller coaster ride of romance, this book is your ticket. In a style that feels like a great conversation with a good friend, Paula gives us front row seats to her up-and-down ride of love and then teaches us that there is a better way.

    Erin Davis – author & speaker
  • With refreshing transparency, Paula invites the reader into her struggles with image, beauty, insecurity, lust, and of course—guys! Paula comes alongside the reader as a friend and opens her heart to tell her story. She doesn't run from the tough questions, but uses Scripture to grapple with the heart issues.

    Kimberly Wagner – author
  • Paula allows us to take a peek into her life through stories, transparent journal entries, and God's guidance along the way. She's relatable, humorous, practical, and just plain real.

    Trillia Newbell – author