How to Stay Close to Him Even when Nobody Else Is

Have you ever wondered how to stay strong in your faith when the others did not? Maybe your friends are doing things that you feel your loving God would not approve of. You can preserve your religious morality and faith without alienating your friends or family

Make Sure That You Have A Strong Relationship With Your God, So That You Don’t Fall Like Others Do

Sticking to your religious teachings may be more difficult in middle and high school as peer pressure increases, but you can influence your other friends and classmates who are acting immorally.

Do Not Be Afraid To Say “No”

Suppose that your friends are going to a party to drink. You think to yourself that you will just stay with the people who aren't drinking and still go and enjoy the party. That is really not something you want to try. You might arrive at the party to find all of your closest friends drinking, and you might think about having a little. Consider whether you want to be in a situation like that.

Remind Yourself of Your Faith Before You Have An Experience That may End In Morality

You can pray or have a conversation with God. What would s/he advise you to do in this situation? Sometimes, it will be best to skip the activity altogether. Other times, you will be able to retain your values even when others may be acting immorally. You will have to judge for yourself.

Know When To Break Ties With Your Friends

A true friend will respect your decisions. Ask yourself whether what they're trying to force you to do will permanently compromise your morality. Sometimes, you'll be better off without your friends as bad influences. Other times, keeping the love and support your friends give will be worth it, even if you sometimes have to say "no" or disagree with them. Respect their beliefs, and if they are true friends, they will respect yours. Meditate on the matter and decide whether your confused friends will help or hurt you in the long run.

Isaiah 26:20 NIV

“Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed.”

2 Chronicles 7:14 GNB

“ If they pray to me and repent and turn away from the evil they have been doing, then I will hear them in heaven, forgive their sins, and make their land prosperous again.”