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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 no longer tries to catch guys' attention by swallowing live goldfish, arm wrestling, and jumping down flights of stairs. (She's married to a wonderful man now!) She spends her days caring for her two young sons and seeking to practice "radically ordinary hospitality." She's the author of Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom, and she and her family live in Central New York. 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