Lst weekend a friend told me about a Christian movie that came out that many youth groups were going to.  I hadn’t heard anything about it at all, but over the past week I heard more and more about this effective piece of media.

Yesterday Mark and I decided to take our two teenagers to see the movie.  I’m so glad we did.

This is a movie that depicts the reality of the teen culture: the pressures, the cliques, the challenges of standing for what you believe in in this crazy world.

If you have teenagers, I highly recommend seeing the movie with your teenagers.  Then go out for a coke and use the movie to talk about the stuff you’re never quite sure how to bring up with your teens: sex, drinking, social groups, living out your faith.

The movie is rated PG 13—I would not recommend this movie for children younger than junior high (age 12 or 13).  It deals with mature themes.  However, if you have a teen and you are not comfortable with the themes dealt with in the movie, you need to crawl out from under your rock. Sometimes parenting requires us to talk with our kids about things that are uncomfortable to talk about.  And sometimes we have to move past denial and realize that our kids are exposed to much more than we’d like to believe. As parents, we need to grab hold of every tool available to us to influence our kids.  If you have teens, this is one you won’t want to miss.

If you’ve already seen the movie…I’d love to know your thoughts!

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