“You cannot grow in grace to any high degree while you are conformed to the world. The life of separation may be a path of sorrow, but it is the highway of safety; and though the separated life may be painful and make every day a battle, yet it is a happy life, after all.”

Charles Spurgeon, Morning & Evening, April 6 M

Scripture often encourages us to surround ourselves with people who are seeking God.

It warns us to not take company with those who despise God’s wisdom.

The Apostle Paul even tells us to flee.

The reason?

We tend to conform to the people who surround us.


In a teenager’s desire to be as happy as they can be, they want to be free to pursue “happy.”

Though they may fancy that they are free, they are always conforming.

As Spurgeon says, it is in the walking away where true freedom lies.


Parents, have this conversation often with your teens!