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 


destruction. 


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.