Author Johnnie Payne discusses the kind of private matters that many young ladies wish their parents had discussed with them before they had to confront them on their own issues such as the care and cleaning of the female body, the first menstruation, controlling weight, eating disorders, selfesteem, the dos and donts of dating and others. A Lady by Choice is a Biblebased book of instruction and manners that profiles such figures as Esther, Ruth and Mary. Payne deals with such subjects as weight, eating disorders, selfesteem, skin care, wardrobe, posture and many others. Payne is the founder of Fruition Ministries. The workshops and seminars assist young ladies in their development from adolescence to womanhood. She has taught personal development in both the Los Angeles and Pasadena school systems. Payne is familiar with the pitfalls that young ladies fall into and God has called her to assist teens, especially troubled teens, along the road to a healthier and happier life. Here's a quote from a chapter on Christian Dating You have to set firm limits concerning physical contact. You have to make some kind of decision about what, if any, touching is allowed, even down to holding hands. Some guys like to touch and if you aren't real careful they'll touch you in ways that they shouldn't. You have to be firm from the start. It should never come to this, but if the young man's hands start to roam, that is the time to explain that this is something you won't tolerate.