Vicki Courtney's Bio:
Vicki Courtney is the founder of Virtuous Reality Ministries® which reaches over 150,000 girls and mothers a year. A mother herself of three teens, she seeks to provide both teens and their parents with the tools necessary to navigate today's promiscuous culture. She has done hundreds of radio and newspaper interviews and appeared on CNN, Fox News, and CNN Headline News to discuss issues impacting teens. She is the creator of VirtuousReality.com, an online magazine for teen girls, which has attracted visitors from all 50 states and over 30 countries. She is a national speaker to women of all ages and the best-selling author of numerous books including, Your Girl: Raising a Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World and its counterpart, Your Boy: Raising a Godly Son in an Ungodly World, and The Virtuous Woman...Shattering the Superwoman Myth. She is also the author of the best-selling magabook, TeenVirtue: Real Issues, Real Life…A Teen Girl¹s Survival Guide, which won the 2006 ECPA Christian Book Award; and follow-up editions, TeenVirtue 2, and TeenVirtue Confidential. In addition, she has authored two magabooks for the tween audience (ages 8-12), Between, and Between Us Girls. Her much anticipated book for parents Logged On and Tuned Out: a non-techie's guide to parenting a tech savvy generation released in September, 2007. Vicki has also written several popular Bible studies for women including The Virtuous Woman and Get A Life! as well as DVD Bible study for teen girls, His Girl and a DVD Bible study for moms, Your Girl. Her newest book, 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter is slated for a November 2008 release. A Bible study adaptation of the book, along with an accompanying DVD will release in April, 2009.
As a past agnostic and feminist, Vicki bought into the world's formula for liberation only to emerge empty and confused in her college years. During her junior year at the University of Texas in Austin, a friend invited her to a Christian conference for college students. With great apprehension, she said yes and the rest is history. It was there that she discovered that true liberation could only be found in Jesus Christ. Her ministry today is an overflow of that life-changing realization in 1985.
Vicki resides in Austin, Texas with her husband, Keith and three children, Ryan, Paige and Hayden. She is hopelessly addicted to Starbucks Grande Vanilla Lattes, shoe shopping, blogging, and spending time with her family. She is also quite fond of her two pint-sized Yorkshire terriers, Lexie and Scout who she claims are the additional children her husband refused to have.
Visit Vicki's website at www.VickiCourtney.com