The words I was reading finally started to sink in and change the way I felt. I didn’t want to move out on my own and do my own things.By the last year of my true “battling” years, I decided I was wrong. God had gotten into my heart and soul and twisted it and formed it back into the shape He had created it to be.As teenagers, you should know that the idea of “teenagers” was created only seventy years ago. Most teenagers are slaves of the expectations of their peers and of the big industries that market their fashion and music and technology and entertainment. But not through teenagers who are amusing themselves to death. And the money you don’t have threatens to pierce you by creating a passion to be rich.The word “teenager” did not exist before World War II. Just a hundred years ago, you would bear crucial responsibility at age thirteen on the farm or in dad’s business — or mom’s kitchen and weaving room. The truth that you do not have to fit into the contemporary lockstep expectations put on you by your culture or your peers. This slavery is so pleasant — and so consistently rewarded — that the possibility of being free from conformity to teen-culture rarely enters your mind. The average teenager is so wrapped up in himself, and how he looks, and whether anyone likes him, that he makes a poor soldier. The Great General has sent you a personal message on the battlefield.Use our Bible verses by topic page to quickly find scriptures about popular topics.Youth and teen Christian books are created to prepare and protect your teenagers from everything the world will throws at them; building their faith and strengthening their most helpful relationships.I had no desire to marry, didn’t exactly want children, and wanted to move out on my own and do my own things later in my life.Seeing my straying away from God, my mom put in front of me as many Christian literature, inspirational books, and training collections as she possibly could.
Teens find other teens attractive who feel good about themselves and we feel best about ourselves when we’re living true to our heart’s convictions.
Tommy found that his good looks and charm were not enough to excuse his hurtful behavior and he lost his girlfriend as a result.
As Tommy and I discussed his options, he agreed that an apology was in order and agreed to make better choices.
(At that time in my life my favorite hymn was Create in Me A Clean Heart).
I’m not saying that everything is perfect in my life, because that is far from the truth.