Christian teens love dating and
Myspace, and they also have sex just as frequently as their non-Christian teen friends. Ouch! Like salmon swimming against the current, Christians teens who are serious about Jesus are also in battle for spiritual survival. The bottom line here: Christian Teens struggle just like adult single Christians.
Christian Teen Advice Lacking
One of my friends who ministers to Christian Teen girls and boys recently lamented: “Christian teens are confused. They get preached to endlessly about things like courtship and dating, and the dangers of having sex before marriage, but have little real leadership by example from those at home or in the church. No wonder a large number of Christian teens get discouraged, and leave the church when they go to college.” Hello!
If you are a Christian teen (or older Christian single) who feels like you really blew it with God, and don’t know where to turn, remember the Heavenly Father is always willing to accept you where you are (1 John 1:9). You can also go to Him 24/7. Really.
There are also many Christian teen ministers and other older singles who would be more than willing to talk to you about whatever ( and we mean whatever) you wish. Sometimes just talking about our problems can help us.
The following are some places Christian teens can go to find free, anonymous help:
Christian Teen Hotline: (1-800-394-HOPE) (USA)
Kids Free Help Line: 1-800-551-800 (Australia)
The Samaritans: 0845 7 909090 (United Kingdom)
www.SeekGod.org (links to international Christian teen resources)
If you are a Christian teen/Christian single girl or guy who doesn’t feel like speaking with someone, but would like to make a secret confession, or just write about how you feel, you can e-mail us on this site.
Bible Verse of the Day
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.