Without the accumulated wisdom, experience, and fully formed intellectual capabilities of adults, kids and teenagers are especially susceptible to negative peer pressure. They’ll often allow peer influence to eclipse rational judgment in the decision-making process. Negative peer pressure is frightening to parents because we remember facing it when we were kids. We don’t want our kids to make the same mistakes and bad choices we did. We want to protect them from the painful pull between doing what is popular and easy, and doing what is right. But peer pressure rears its ugly head when our teenagers begin to test and evaluate the Biblical values we’ve worked hard to instill. Sadly, this reality is much more common and likely in a world where there’s no absolute right or wrong. Listen in for the remainder of the week as we discuss strategies for dealing with peer pressure.
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January 17, 2022