It seems like every time you find a website about teenagers, it starts out sharing statistics. I’m sure you already realize this, but I’m going to say it anyway – once upon a time, I was a teenager. I didn’t like being a statistic back then (I don’t even like it now), and I’m pretty sure that you don’t either. And you know what? God doesn’t see us that way.
Our teen years are some of the most confusing years of our lives – things are constantly changing inside and out. It feels like you’re constantly being beaten down – as if in a storm – but just as every storm has a beginning, it also has an end… You just need the strength to weather the storm.
Grab a Life Line
Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline anytime – day or night – to talk to a real person.
You can call for free and do so anonymously.
What Does the Bible Say About Suicide?
There’s a lot of back and forth about this among Christians. Obviously the 6th commandment says: “You shall not murder.” (Ex. 20:13) And in 1 Corinthians 13, Paul wrote: “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.” (vs. 16-17) But how do we apply those verses? Check out this video put together by Dana from Core Fellowship:
Need more information about dealing with suicidal thoughts? Here’s a list of websites that can help you process what you are going through:
To Save A Life
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