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Anna Downer Youngs:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Downer Youngs, Anna

Chattanooga, Tennessee (TN)  
United States of America (US)
Featured Presentations2012 NICHE Conference (2012, IA)
2012 Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators Conference (MACHE) (2012, MN)
Workshop PresentationsATI Regional Conference (Advanced Training Institute) in Big Sandy, TX (2010, TX)
2010 21st Annual Heart of Illinois Convention for Home Educators (2010, IL)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

What a Girl Needs to Know Most About Guys (especially for young women)
We live in a world where movies, books, TV shows, and music artists send mostly superficial and false messages to girls about what guys are supposed to bring to their lives, what guys need most, how girls should relate to them, and what the single years should be all about. Anna dismantles many of the most common and most destructive fallacies that girls believe about guys, and she shares from personal experience, from Scripture, and even from the canon of pop-culture what a true vision of guy-girl relationships looks like. She addresses such subjects as dating, destructive teenaged social dynamics, the building blocks of unshakable security and value, modesty, the girl’s role in a guy’s quest for purity, and a guy’s battle for identity, strength and calling. Any girl or parent who attends this session will come away with a fresh and clear picture of what it can look like for a girl to live vibrantly and beautifully for the very purposes for which she was created.

Perfectionism & Grace in the Christian Family
This subject has become one of Anna’s greatest areas of passion and insight. There is a common, strong, and dangerous tendency for those who are raised in faith in the local church and in Christian families to be so surrounded by messages on the importance of character, obedience, correct beliefs, loving actions, sacrifice, generosity, service, etc, that the gut-level summary of the Christianity they begin to live out is nothing more than a graceless perfectionism. Perfectionism is a prison of performance, a cage of conditional love. It is a wasteland for the heart, which desires above all to be accepted, embraced, and cherished in and of itself. This is not a depressing presentation! It takes a close look at refreshing truths and the witness of Scripture and the Person of Jesus to discover that a heart-liberating and life-transforming freedom and grace both should and CAN be alive and well in the heart of any person or family who desires to walk in the company and teachings of Jesus.

Restoring Fractured Families: The Journey From Heartache To Healing (with father, Phil, and brother, Paul)
Workshop Description: Come hear a gripping, vulnerable inside-story of one family’s battle with the life-scaring forces of anger, control, anxiety, performance-based acceptance, remembered childhood pain, broken trust, passive-aggressiveness, and regret. But more than anything, this session provides encouragement, practical insights, clear steps of application, and the powerful hope that even the most broken of families can be restored.

What Your Daughter Wants and Needs from You Most of All

How to Discover & Draw Near to the Heart of God as a Teenager

Anna's Achievements

Field Staff Director:  Young Women's Ministries at Discipleship Network of America (DNA Ministries)
Working towards a Masters in Nursing with a minor in Spanish from Bryan College

Downer Youngs's Bio

Anna is the second daughter of Phil and Susy Downer.

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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Anna Downer Youngs and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

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