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Welcome To Adulting: A Book Review

**Book received for consideration. Post contains affiliate links. All thoughts are 100% my own.

To be entirely honest, at 31 years old...I still sometimes don't know if I fully understand how to do that just yet. Often times I find myself thinking I need a grown up around here... because clearly, that cannot be me, right?

When did *I* become the grown up here?

I don't know about you, but I certainly wish there was some sort of guidebook that could help us navigate what it means to be an adult. Now, there is, 'Welcome to Adulting: Navigating Faith, Friendship, Finances, and the Future':

Every day, another Millennial becomes an adult. For many young people, the transition is a bumpy one, fraught with opportunities to make mistakes and bad choices. The clear expectations they had at home or in school are gone, and they may feel unprepared to face what comes next.
But sometimes we make it harder than it has to be. Combining entertaining stories from his own experience, insights from the Bible, and compelling evidence from research, "JP" Pokluda lays out a roadmap for how to navigate life as an adult, addressing topics like
- friendships and dating- career and money management- interpersonal conflict- controlling anxiety- recovering from addiction- and discovering your purpose on this earth
Anyone struggling to find a footing in the world of adult life will welcome this witty, non-patronizing guide.

This is a fantastic read! Now, while I may be in the age group for which this book is mostly intended for 20s-early 30s, I must admit that in reading I did feel like parts were written for someone in a different stage of life than myself... but to be honest, having gotten married and started a family at 19-20 years old, I've always been a little ahead in that regards I suppose. Many of my peers are only now settling down and thinking of starting families, while I send my first child off to middle school. I couldn't help but think I very much would have loved reading a book like this back then.

Still, this truly is a great read for ANY age, as I feel we can all learn a lot from it. There were still many topics and feeling discussed that were very relevant to where I am now... but I could see it being a great resource as my son gets older as well... not just for him to read, but for me as a parent to better understand how to support and teach him as he grows up. Though I don't want to think about those days, I know they will come all too quickly.

Written by a young adult counselor, you truly do get the sense that this guy really does know what he's talking about... and more importantly he's not passing judgement because he's been there too. In fact in the first pages he is very open and honest about where he came from and his own struggles, making this an even more relatable read!

If you need a little help navigating this crazy adult thing or if you're a parent with a child entering that stage in their life, this is a great read to pass along. It is available to purchase now at your favorite Christian book stores.


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