This week, Cade (15), Corissa (18), Evan (15), and David (15) have an open and honest conversation about peer pressure. There's an assumption when you're growing up that peer pressure will come from some foreign, outside place but the hard and ugly part of peer pressure is that it often comes from the people you know and spend the most time with. Because of this, how do we even begin to handle dealing with peer pressure and the consequences that come from decision making?
This weeks episode starts with Cade (15), Corissa (18), Charlie (15), and Lucy (17) sharing their average screen time and the research Charlie did on statistics for teen's mental health and screen time. This delves us into conversation on the pros and cons of this high-tech world we live in, mental health, anxiety, depression, and the effects this can have on people. If these are things that you struggle with, we urge you to consider that before pressing play.
A week ago today, Kanye West dropped an album titled "Jesus Is King". There was so much response to this album and the artist that we decided to record an episode specifically for this event in the pop culture world. Today's episode is a perfect example of what our faith journey tends to look like: conversation. Open and honest conversation with fellow believers. We come out the end with some questions answered, some unanswered, and some thoughts to chew on.
There's so much controversy in the church world around Halloween and holidays that don't stem from religious roots. Cade and Hallie did some research on the origins of Halloween celebrations and Ruth reached out to fellow Christians on social media to see how they feel about it too. With all this information, and a look into the Bible, we chat about how we feel joining in on Halloween and Fall Fest fun as Christians.
For our first episode, Charlie, Cade, Corissa, and Ruth sit down and have an honest conversation about why it's important for youth to go to church and youth group events. There's some talk about sermons, some talk about parents, and some talk about what they're truly afraid of when it comes to inviting friends to church.