By “grounded,” I assume you mean holding tight to your Christian faith and values while in an environment full of non-believers. As a Christian in a public school, it’s easy to assume you’re different from your classmates. And no one wants to be different unless “different” involves something cool like living a double life as a spy. Which would of course, require you to have a locker full of high-tech spy gadgets.
You can take for granted none of your classmates are hiding disappearing spray or lasers disguised as ballpoint pens in their lockers. But you shouldn’t assume you’re in the minority as a believer. About 75% of girls your age identify themselves as Christians. An easy way to stay grounded is to connect with fellow believers.
Not sure who they might be? Wanna find out without standing up on your desk and shouting out the question? Try one of these suggestions:
**Wear a cross necklace and see if anyone opens up to you about their faith.
**Start a conversation with someone wearing a Christian symbol and see where it leads.
**Join a local youth Christian group. Even if the group meets outside of school, it’s likely you’ll see people you know from school.
Having friends who are fellow believers can help you stay connected with your Christian faith.
My friend at school says she doesn’t believe in God, she believes in science. What should I say to her?