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Friends Want Me To Be Bad

I am having trouble with friends and my boyfriend. They are all pressuring me to do something when I don't feel right about certain things. Please let me know what I should do?

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 ---julie on 12/14/06
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Read Psalms chapter 1 for your answer
---Bruce5656 on 11/6/07

If they want you to do wrong - they are not true friends. Get rid of them! The Bible says don't be unequally yoked to unbelievers. If you were standing on a chair, and your friend was standing on the ground, would it be easier to pull them up onto the chair or pull you down from the chair. Bad company corrupts good morals. They can pull you down alot easier then you can pull them up.
---Leslie on 12/26/06

julie, first without you actually telling me it seems you may be rather young to me to be allowing pier pressure to rule decisions.let me say that friends don,t pressure friends into situations.especially when its apparent that you have a problem with their pressuring.I don,t normally make recomendations but I suggest you find new friends that don,t pressure you..Don,t know the entire story though maybe these things are needed in your life ,not much info.the lost are often uncomfortable.
---tom2 on 12/24/06

Tell them that real friends do not pressure you to go against your conscience. If they don't respect your convictions and standards, they don't respect you, and you don't need them.

And TELL them that.
---Jack on 12/16/06

Tracy, I commend you on being very observant. Thank you for pointing that out to me. Isn't it funny how we can give advice, but not follow our own advice? I'm not really being pressured into this friendship. We've been friends since 1986. We hardly ever speak and when we do, I listen and she talks. So I wouldn't consider it the same situation. I'm not being pressured to do something I don't want to except listen to garbage..LOL!! Thanks for the heads up though, I appreciate it.
---Donna9759 on 12/15/06

All the advice thats been given so far is good advice. You could also try pressuring them back. When they ask you to do something you dont want to do, just say no and ask them to read the word with you, or go to church with you. See how THEY respond.
---craige on 12/15/06

The moderator pretty much summed it up, I agree with the moderator's frankness. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 12/15/06

Donna, all that good advice would apply to your similar situation (potential roommate).
---Tracy on 12/15/06

Years ago, when I was a young woman, I talked with my doctor about my feelings of wanting to live my faith and wanting to do things that I knew I shouldn't. He simply said that I had two choices. I could either abide by my faith and live the way I knew I should or I could change faiths. For many years, I lived as a Sunday Christian. In 1994, I gave my life to the Lord 100% and do not regret it. You can make that choice now!
---Susie on 12/15/06

The bible tells us Bad company corrupts good morals. Walk away from these "friends" and "boyfriend" who are pressuring you. What kind of a friend are they being to you if they are pushing you to do something you don't want to do? WALK AWAY FROM THEM NOW. IGNORE THEIR PHONE CALLS. AND TELL THEM, "I don't feel right about doing this and I'm going to go with my gut feelings so back off and you go do what YOU want to do and leave me alone." End of conversation.
---Donna9759 on 12/15/06

julie, something just came to my mind. I wanted to tell you that satan works through people. I think you might be a young teenager or a young lady in your early 20's. Don't be led by people who are yielding to the words of the devil. The only way you can stop them from pressuring you is if you are not associated with them. If you join a church who worships Jesus, has fellowship meetings during the week, you will meet wonderful Christian friends in no time. Walk away from the ones who are pressuring you,
---Donna9759 on 12/15/06

Every single person that is alive has faced something similar and probably will again and again. The truth is if they are really your friends they will respect you and look at for you not how you can "fit" into their group or what U can do for them. U may need to start distances yourself from them and finding friends that love and accept you unconditional you shouldnt have to prove your friendship ever that is not a true friend that is control and a user.
---Jeanne on 12/15/06

The Mod is right. A true friend would seek what is best for you, not what is bad. A true friend would build you up and seek to have you glorify the Lord with your life. A true friend would respect your boundaries and not pressure you to go against your conscience. These people do not care about your, or they would not be pressuring you to do anything you don't feel right about.
---Madison1101 on 12/14/06

They are NOT friends turn about & walk awa& if they follow Tell them I shall not offend my God Jesus.
---Emcee on 12/14/06

Bro.Bruce is correct. Seek God's word for the "right" direction. Emotions, fads, even close friends can misguide us. There's a morality that's right for us all. It doesn't mean you are wrong if it is not popular to do the right thing. Ask your friends to respect your convictions. If they can't, are they really your friends? It's worth it to find out. People who don't stand for something may fall for anything. Your situation is known by God & the answer is in His Bible. Pray and read.
---mikefl on 12/14/06

Then they are not real friends. A real friend wouldn't insist you do something you are uncomfortable with. Stick to your guns.
---ljt on 12/14/06

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