I received this e-mail and feel it is worth sharing:
Dear Heather-I just finished your book, Emotional Purity, about an hour ago and I have to say (or rather, shout out) THANK YOU!
This book served as a teaching tool, but also convicted me of the countless hours I spent daydreaming of crushes and neglecting time with my Creator.
I had read many books on purity, but most were focused on physical purity and only brushed the surface of emotional purity (which was the very thing I struggled with). I have never had a boyfriend, but have definitely allowed by mind to stray off into La-La Land about guy friends.
I had felt conviction inside of me for years, but I always ignored it, because I figured I wasn't thinking of anything sinful, so it couldn't be wrong. But I realized how wrong my thinking was through your book. I was spending hours daydreaming about conversations, marriage proposals, and planning every detail of my wedding -- time I should have spent diving in the Word and on my knees in prayer.
I told myself that I trusted God to write my love story, and yet I was daydreaming about how we'd meet, what we'd say, etc. As if God, the Creator, needed my ideas! He is writing a love story more beautiful than anything I -or anyone in Hollywood- could ever think up.
I know He is molding me and my future husband into servants after His heart, and when the right time comes, we will meet.
I thank you so much for your book, for it served to remind me and enlighten me on how important it is to truly guard my heart and mind.
I loved the practicality of the book; there were so many things I could apply into my life in order to pursue a lifestyle of emotional purity. As I was reading the book, I felt as if I was talking to an older sister who was telling of her own mistakes in order to help younger women.
I identified with Tracy, so I learned a lot about past mistakes I made in guy friendships when Tracy's actions were analyzed throughout the book. You shined light on a battle I had been fighting for years, and now I feel much more grounded in the Truth regarding emotional purity.
Your sister in Christ