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Current HIGH SCHOOL SERIES: FINDING FRIENDS

A 3-WEEK SERIES ON FRIENDSHIP

You’ve probably had an experience or two that has taught you the power of a good friendship and the danger of a destructive one. This is never truer than during the teenage years when teenagers are the most susceptible they’ll ever be to the influence of their peers. Teenagers, though, sometimes have difficulty seeing the way their friendships influence them. So, in this 3-week series, we’ll be discussing how to choose our friends wisely, exploring the qualities of a healthy friendship, encouraging students to build friendships with wise people, and helping them see Jesus as their best and truest friend.


Try This

This month, try investing in your kid’s friends by offering to have them over. You don’t have to plan a party. Just ask your kid what they’re doing this week. Maybe it’s . . .

  • studying for a test.
  • watching Netflix.
  • shopping for a homecoming dress.
  • watching the game. 

Then ask, “Do you want to invite ______ to come over while you do that?”

When their friends come over, make an effort to just “be around.” You don’t have to watch the movie with them, but be there to greet them. Ask how they’re doing. Offer snacks. When you do, you’re communicating that you care about them and you’re making an investment that will pay off over and over again.