The people we choose to hang around with can
sometimes cause stress in our life by putting us
in wrong places and situations that we do not want
to be in. Peers may pressure us into doing
something we are uncomfortable with, such as
shoplifting, doing drugs or drinking, taking
dangerous risks when driving a car, etc. By the
teenage years, peers are the most influential
group as teenagers navigate life, struggling to
find an identity and figure out the roles they
want to play.
Giving into peer pressure can make us regret
certain decisions; many people especially in
high school and college probably experience peer
pressure the most because this is the time period
where people want to be reckless in order to have
fun. Teenagers who choose the wrong peer groups
can find themselves getting into a lot of trouble.
Far too many parents have raised their children
to believe that all those things the world says
are important... really are, when in fact
they are not.
The most influential and inspiring foundation
for good in a young person’s life should be God,
their parents, and family. The loving and wise
counsel of parents and loved ones will strengthen
and make beautiful our moral character, if we
listen, accept, and follow it.
It starts at home!
Sin always recruits and equips
himself with harm and
Sinners and misery always loves company.
Often, when we give in to peer pressure...
it causes us to go against our values.
The pull of peer pressure is very strong.
It takes real boldness to stand up and
Some young people want to be liked, accepted and
included by their peers; however, nearly everyone
ends up in a messy peer pressure situation at some
point. No matter how wisely you choose your
friends, or how well you think you know them,
sooner or later you'll have to make decisions that
are difficult and could be unpopular. It may mean
deciding to take a stand that makes you look
uncool to your group. Trust, these situations can
be opportunities to figure out what is right for you.
It takes courage to stand up to peer pressure.