By Jerome Baker
Spring time is the time many high school students are preparing for prom season. Body parts hanging out. Perfume, makeup, and revealing outfits. And most of all, no parents or adult supervision. Despite all the temptation is it possible to go out on the with friends, have a good time, and remain a devout Christian during prom season? i believe it is. Here are some tips to help Christian teens and parents that choose to attend prom.
1. Stay out in the open.
It’s something about prom time that causes teenage hormones to go into overdrive. There are so many opportunities for sex, drugs, and mischief that can cause a lifetime of pain, regret, and trouble. Avoid being alone. Stay in groups and don’t give any place to your flesh to fulfill lustful desires.
2. Don’t be simple-minded.
In my opinion, prom is a time when many teens look to turn all the way up! With this in mind, Christian teens shouldn’t be naive to the fact that some young men and women are go all out without regard. So be cautious of the company you keep. Don’t be fooled into believing that you will miss out on the time of your life if you don’t participate in some of the things you know a Christian should do. Remember who you are no matter how cute you look that evening.
3. Make your own fun.
Be a leader. Get your friends together and organize your own schedule of activities. Be different. There are many fun things you can do besides go to the club, get a hotel room, get smoked out, or have sex. Be creative or ask God for ideas. Since Jesus came that you might have life I believe you can enjoy yourself and remain holy at the same time.
Other prom precautions to ponder:
- Don’t drink anything handed to you.
- No means no.
- Don’t ride with anyone that drives high or drunk.
- Remember, condoms can break!
- In some states your parents can be charged, fined or go to jail for your mischief.
- Hold on to your virginity, it’s not worth it.
- Call an adult to pick you up if things get out of hand. Don’t worry about being embarrassed or getting on punishment. Just get home alive!
- What you post on social media can get you in so much trouble! Once its out there…its out there.
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© Copyright 2015 Jerome Baker Jerome Baker is the author of “Success Killers” and “Watch Who Hang With”, and the youth pastor at his church in Carrollton, Georgia.
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