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 

walk away.

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.