True You Episode 12: The Truth About Surviving Your Teens

Do you ever feel pressured to participate in risky behaviors? Or, are YOU the one pressuring others to try them? Thousands of teens die every year from taking risks they should not. The most serious threats to your health and safety are preventable. But the prevention starts by assaulting the lies you may believe about drugs, alcohol, and sex.

Today on True You, we’re talking about the importance of making wise decisions. All too often, we place our focus on temporary pleasures in life—finding ourselves caught in short-sighted thinking and the idea of living in the moment. While it’s good to enjoy the present, we must think through the long-term consequences of our actions. A split-second decision could forever change the course of our lives. Check out one girl’s journey of learning how to make wise choices.

The Truth About Surviving Your Teens

If you’ve found yourself contemplating or participating in risky activities, here are a few verses to guide you on the path of making wise decisions. Write them down, memorize them, and live in their Truth. Be wise in who you are today and you’ll thank yourself tomorrow!

We’d love to hear from you! Send us your freedom story—that’s what we call it when God sets you free through His Truth found in the Bible. Post your one-minute video on social media and tag @liesyoungwomenbelieve or upload it here, and it could be selected to be featured on a future episode of True You.

Join Dannah Gresh, Staci Rudolph, and Alena Pitts for an upcoming online teen Bible study based on Lies Young Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free. Register today at

About Author

Dannah Gresh is completely in love with her chocolate labradoodle, Stormie. (But just for the record, she doesn't like dog kisses.) She's been married to Bob for over twenty years and loves that he brings her "freshly sharpened bouquets of pencils." She's the mom to Lexi, Autumn, and Rob. Oh, and she co-wrote Lies Young Women Believe with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth!

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