Peer Pressure to not live a Christian life.... just an observation

Darcel - posted on 11/14/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I'm watching this silly movie 40 days and 40 nights where this young 20-something red blooded all American male gives up all sexual contact (including kisses) for lent. A relationship gone sour led him to this decision.

To make matters complex, this young man finally finds a girl he really likes, and he gets to really know her because they are not jumping in the bed right away. It would be a really boring movie, it if were not for all of his friends peer pressuring him, and betting against him to revoke his vow to God and get some action.

Although the movie is really stupid and badly written, it got me to thinking... A vow for lent is a vow to God; and in this movie the main characters friends did not take a vow to God seriously. How realistic is this to real life? A young person wanting to live a life for God and the friends not respecting the decision. I honestly could not call people like that my friends.

Being raised in church I have always had the support I needed to live a life for Christ. Anyone who did not respect my lifestyle was not my friend for long.

Not a big deal to discuss, it was just an observation.

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Victoria - posted on 11/14/2009

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It is so true, I'm the same way anyone who doesn't respect my devotion to God & living holy is not my friend for very long, if at all. I lost many friends after I came to Christ when I was 21 as none of them understood that I didn't want to go out and party at night clubs any more and live that kind of lifestyle. It was hard at first, but I've never regretted giving my life to God. However I have seen so many young people who where raised in the Church fall away from the faith because of this including my step children. One left so she could pursue a "relationship" with a married man (which has since ended) & the other left so he could drink, do drugs, have sex (outside of marriage) & live a party lifestyle. We asked both move out of our home as it wasn't the example we wanted for our younger children. We continue to pray for them & that they will return to Christ.

Theresa - posted on 11/14/2009

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Ha! Ooooh, you will find many many people pushing you into making the same poor decisions they roll around in. Particularly in matters of dedication to God's way. This way, they feel like you are not "better" than them, and that the Christian walk is a joke anyway. I was NOT raised in the church, so I lost a lot of friends when I gave my life to Jesus....most of the ones who still wanted me to do drugs, or go partying....etc. I have not seen that movie but it's doesn't sound that far off to me. Sadly enough.

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