"Life Based on Instragram"—drama that goes with sessions 7–10.

Dannah Gresh: Ladies, this morning I would like to ask you to open your Bibles to Luke 1, and I would love to address the topic, the lie, that I cannot control my emotions.

I don't know if you've noticed, but tween girls today are in crisis. As I was preparing and researching to write Lies Girls Believe, I came upon the research that told me that today's tween girls, ages 8–12—it’s not that they might struggle with depression, anger, resentment, greed, selfishness, depression, anxiety, stress—it's that they will struggle with it. But to what degree? And so they have developed what they call a “spectrum of anxiety” to measure tweens' emotions.

And the scariest thing that I read is that the anxiety levels of tween girls today, for the normal, average girl, is higher than what would have put a girl aged 8–12 in an in-treatment mental health facility in 1957.

Our daughters and our granddaughters are in crisis.

But as I was preparing this message for you, and I was meditating on my concern for those young girls, God started speaking to me. And He said, “Dannah, what is more tragic? Those tween girls, who are not yet mature in their faith and in their minds, are struggling so terribly with their emotions, or that many Christian adult women have not grown up out of that?”

Now, maybe that speaks to your heart, but I think …