“Just say no”, ” Don’t give into peer pressure” – these are familiar phrases used to advise those who would go against the culture of this world.
Here’s the reality: The name “God” isn’t short for “Cosmic Killjoy”. He didn’t design life to be a sequence of avoidance. You can see that in how He gave us freewill and let us loose in a creation overflowing with potenial and choices.
So let’s do this instead – pursue the positive. Let’s talk about and demonstrate that the choice isn’t about avoiding something but doing the better thing. It isn’t just about banning something but deliberately creating a more positive environment.
Further to that, here’s a little list of pointers for those influencing the next generation: Positive Peer Pressure – 4 Tips.