People we choose to associate with can sometimes
generate stress in our lives by putting us in places
and situations we do not want to be in. Peers can
put us under pressure to do things we don't want
to do, such as shoplifting, using drugs or alcohol,
driving recklessly, and so forth. Peers become the
most important group by the adolescent years, as
youngsters struggle to discover their identities and
the roles they want to play.
Giving in to peer pressure can lead to regret;
many people, particularly in high school and
college, are likely to be subjected to peer pressure
because this is the time when people want to be
reckless to have fun.
Teenagers who choose the wrong peer groups
could end up in a lot of trouble.
Peer pressure or influence occurs when we do
something because we want to feel accepted
and respected by our peers.
Peer influence can be beneficial or detrimental.
Coping with peer pressure requires striking the
right balance between being ourselves and
fitting in with our group.
Maintaining contact with our pre-teens and teenagers
and building their confidence will help them
overcome peer pressure.
Far too many parents have trained their children to
believe that whatever the world says is vital,
when it is 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.