There are a lot of voices in your teenager’s life, messages hitting her from every direction about what to do, what to wear, who’s cool and who’s not, and how to be happy. Social media can make some of those messages louder—and many of them don’t line up with what we know to be true from the Bible and leave your daughter feeling less than, left out, and lonely.
Teens are surrounded by carefully staged versions of lives that look better than their reality, and airbrushed images of models that look better than their bodies, among a thousand other issues. It’s easy to let jealousy or feelings of inferiority take over.
As a parent, it can be hard to know what to say to counter some of those messages, especially when Scripture doesn’t directly deal with selfies or Instagram or texting. How do you apply ancient words to modern times?
Here are a few suggestions, key passages of our faith that warn us all about the danger of comparison—and, more importantly, gives us something beautiful and meaningful to replace it with.Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/Wavebreakmedia