For high school males, more than 7% reported physical violence and about 5% reported sexual violence from a dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
The 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey [2.77MB,180Pages, 508] found that nearly 12% of high school females reported physical violence and nearly 16% reported sexual violence from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.Especially in a smaller youth groups where students can’t separate into their own social circles, that awkwardness is legitimate.(Nine times out of ten, it’s the dumpee, not the dumper who makes these claims.It’s time to step out and do the good works you were created for. You might not do the right thing or say the right thing. In addition to tons of great youth devotions, we also offer discipleship tracks for those teenagers wanting to really take their relationship with God to the next level.God will help you understand what those gifts are as you step out and just try blessing people. Is there some magic formula, math equation, or science experiment that can tell you? These tracks will help teens grow in their walk with God. At best, it’s a recipe for several weeks of awkward interactions, showboating, repressed emotions, and a broken social dynamic within your group.