Show for tweens stresses true beauty

The Fresno BeeMarch 14, 2014 

A national touring show is coming to a northwest Fresno church to present a faith-based message for tween girls and their mothers — and it will get a little crazy at times.

The Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour will be at 6:30 p.m. March 22 at NorthPointe Community Church, 4625 W. Palo Alto Ave.

The show features fun-filled entertainment — loud music, crazy-hair games, a "Sew Crazy" fashion show and confetti canons. But it also settles down to present biblical teachings for the tweens, ages 8 to 12, about true beauty and how much God values them.

The tour began several years ago and averages about 80 stops a year. The shows are inspired by award-winning author Dannah Gresh, who also seeks to refuel mothers to train their daughters to embrace modesty and inner beauty.

Suzy Weibel, lead teacher for the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour, says the show is a mixture of "concerts, a show and a church service."

While push-up bras, sexy dolls and hip-hop dance lessons seem to be the normal occurrence for tween girls, the show encourages mothers to avoid such sexualization for their daughters.

"With 'Secret Keeper Girl,' the focus is choosing to believe the true things that God says about you — instead of choosing to believe the messages that we receive from others, from media, from our culture, from our peers," Weibel says. "It's 100% God's word. The show is so healing for adults as well."

Christy Manning, women's ministry director at NorthPointe, says event organizers are expecting 600 to 800 moms and daughters at the event.

Cost is $15 general admission until March 22 and $20 on the day of the show.

Details: or (559) 276-2300.


The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6304, or @ronorozco_bee on Twitter.

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