Community website inspiring Christian tween and teen girls

A community website set up to inspire and celebrate tween and teen girls has seen impressive growth in recent months.

Project Inspired was set up by successful model Nicole Weider and hit the headlines recently with its campaign to have the sale of Cosmopolitan magazine banned to minors because of the sexual nature of the content.

The  Project Inspired website has a chat section where girls can encourage each other in living faith-filled, counter-cultural lives.

One of the most popular sections on the site is Me Without Makeup, where girls post pictures of themselves barefaced and share what they like about the way they look.

There are also videos giving advice on living biblically and how to dress modestly but stylishly as a Christian girl.

There is also a book club, which is this month discussing "God Loves Ugly" by Christa Black.

Every Monday and Thursday there is a live Bible study hosted by girls who are active on the site, and the newly added Inspiration Wall lets girls add pictures and quotes that inspire them.

The site has a fast-growing membership of 10,000 and almost 1,000 teens signed up in October alone.

In addition, it now has 35,000 Facebook followers and 80,000 monthly visits to the site.

"This is just what we were hoping would become, a community of young women who support and encourage each other to live Godly lives of purpose," explains Nicole.

"Hearing directly from the girls has been inspirational to me as well. We're becoming a big family, and I'm honored and humbled to have so many sisters to share life with!"