Ready. Set. Not Yet! creates opportunities for intentional collaboration to better equip and support teens on their sexual journey.
Ready. Set. Not Yet! envisions a future in which sexual wholeness is the norm and celebrated first choice of the next generation. Such a future is possible!
Ready. Set. Not Yet! recognizes that parents of teens can no longer afford the "luxury" of silence about sex if youths are going to overcome the pressures of today's hyper-sexualized culture.
"What do sprinters in starting blocks, waiting for the start of a race, have to do with the teenage sexual journey?
Ready. Set. Not Yet! engages teens with this excellent athletic metaphor which increases their awareness and clarity about sexual false starts and motivates their pursuit of sexual wholeness.
Ready. Set. Not Yet! empowers teens to successfully navigate the path to sexual wholeness, regardless of past experienc.
In a highly sexualized society and culture, young people can feel overwhelmed with temptation, pressure, and conflicting messages. Ready. Set. Not Yet! reaches teens by building a bridge that breaks the silence between older and younger generations.
Using the metaphor of a champion sprinter in the starting blocks awaiting the start of a race, Ready. Set. Not Yet! presents unique, relevant, and refreshing perspectives.
Marva M. Tyndale is passionate about the spiritual wellbeing of the next generation and leads a not-for-profit organization (www.realidteaching.org). She has authored three other books to advance her mission as a messenger of hope to the generations. Her classic motto echoes across generational lines: “I missed it but you don’t have to.”
Amidst the rapid sexualization of society and resulting brokenness, Marva is committed to courageously creating a wholesome legacy script for youths today and those to come. The hope, clarity, and awareness that she brings is helping young people realize that sexual wholeness is within their reach, regardless of past experiences. In response to her compassion, wisdom, transparency, and ability to relate, many have embraced her as “Auntie Marva.”
Marva has four adult children. She is a grandmother, and lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with her husband, Maurice. She holds two theological Master’s degrees and an honorary Doctor of Divinity.
Informative, funny, and bold. An easy read, jam packed with knowledge and well organized. The imagery and visualization… connects with the reader. Everyone will learn something from Ready. Set. Not Yet! no matter their past or what they’re presently going through.
Parent, Registered Psychotherapist and Author
Ready. Set. Not Yet! is an incredible resource. This is the tool we’ve been waiting for. The next generation now has a divine opportunity to restore what is good through sexual wholeness, beyond the past legacy of shame, silence, and lack of awareness.
Parent and Women’s Mentor
She (“Auntie Marva”) has managed to present this subject in a way that takes the mystery and awkwardness out of conversations with the next generation about sex.
Youth/Young Adults Pastor
The uniqueness of Ready. Set. Not Yet! makes it relatable and easy to understand. I’m looking forward to sharing it in book studies. The reflection and takeaway exercises are awesome because acting on what you read is a game-changer.
A down-to-earth book that explains without condemnation.