Answers for Teens All content was taken from Josh McDowell’s The Teenage Q&A Book which answers over 230 questions teens ask about parents, self image, peer pressure, friends, dating, love, sex, and abuse. No question is off limits, and no answer is impossible! Need more helpful resources? Check out our online store! Need something specifically for YOUNG PEOPLE or PARENTS? And, don’t forget to check out Answers to Tough Questions Skeptics Ask or let us pray for you. Parents My Parents Have Always Told Me that I Would Never Amount to Anything. Why Has This Affected Me So Much? Why Must My Parents Embarass Me in Front of My Friends? Do I Have to Obey My Parents If They Aren’t Christians? Is It Wrong to Argue with Your Parents When You Know You Are Right? It’s So Hard to Talk to My Parents. When I Do, They Don’t Listen. Is It Right that I’m Forced to Go to Church Each Week? My Parents Never Believe Me. Any Suggestions? Why Do My Parents Make Such a Big Deal about My Hair and Clothes? Why Do Mom and Dad Talk about Getting a Divorce? Why don’t my parents like any of my friends? Why Do My Parents Think I’m Weird? Well, When I Was Your Age Self-Image How Should I Respond When Someone Compliments me? What do You Mean by Self Image? How in the World Can I Be Like Jesus? Why Am I Always Comparing Myself to Everybody Else? Why Does God Love Me so Much? I Often Struggle With Doubts About My Salvation. Is That Normal? Isn’t a Healthy Self-Image the Same as Pride? Can God Stop Loving Me? Peer Pressure My Boyfriend Keeps Telling Me to Trust Him. My Girlfriend Wants to Make Sure We are Sexually Compatible Before We Get Married. Is that Legitimate? I Have a Lot of Problems. My Friends Say I Should Try some Stuff. What do You Think? My Friends Keep Teasing Me That I Don’t Drink. I’ve Tried Saying “No” to My Friends, but I Keep Getting into Trouble. What Should I Do? Friends My Friends Complain that I’m too Shy. They Think I Should Go Out Drinking With Them. What Should I do? If My Friends and I Have a Disagreement, What’s the Right Way to Handle It? How Can I Convince Someone of the Opposite Sex that I Really do Want to Be Just Good Friends? Why do My Best Friends and I Fight Over Little Things? How do I Know if a Friend is Good For Me or Not? How Can I Back Off From a Friendship that’s Not Good for Me? Dating I Have Been Going Out With One Guy and Told Him I Wanted to Be Just Friends. Is Dating in the Bible? I’m Dating a Person Who is Frequently Jealous of Me. What Can We do About it? How do I Ask a Girl Out? How Can I Let a Guy Know I’m Interested in him Without Making a Complete Fool of Myself? What’s Wrong With Dating Non-Christians? Love I Have Such Strong Feelings for My Boyfriend What’s the Difference Between Love and Infatuation? Does God Have Just One Person Picked Out for Me to Marry, or Does He Have Several Possibilities for Me to Choose From? I’ve Experienced a Lot of Painful Rejection. It’s Affecting My Current Relationship. Is it Just Me? Is There Such a Thing As ‘Love at First Sight’ ? Sex Why is the Bible Against Sex? Is Sex Dirty? I Love My Girlfriend and Know She is the One For Me, but She Just Told Me She Isn’t a Virgin. What Should I do? Why do We Have Such Strong Sexual Feelings if Pre-Marital Sex is Wrong? Is Pornography Wrong? Abuse What is Incest? What is Rape or Date Rape? How Common is Sexual Abuse? What Does it Mean to be ‘Sexually Abused’?