13 Reasons Why Not
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13 Reasons Why Not

Netflix’s astonishingly successful series about a teen committing suicide, 13 Reasons Why, has stirred a lot of conversations. Teen suicide is the second highest killer of teens, next to accidents. It’s undeniably a real and serious problem in the American culture. How should parents and others respond to this problem? Perhaps the best way is to give teens 13 Reasons Why…Not! They need to be given reasons why to live this gift of life.

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May 17, 2017

13 Reasons Why Not | Reason 1: God Loves You

David Chadwick

God’s love for you isn’t based on body image, others’ opinions of you, your external beauty, or your personality. He doesn’t consider any worldly standard when...

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What cannot be denied is the reality of the problem. Teen suicide is the second largest killer for American adolescents next to accidents. Many teens are feel...

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When God created you, there were good works he prepared for only you to do (Ephesians 2:10). No one else in the entire world can do them! No one else througho...

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There are people only you can love at this moment in human history. Unless you love them, right now, in your special way, with your unique touch, at this speci...

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Through the decades of pastoral ministry, I’ve spoken with several people who contemplated suicide and decided not to. Everyone with whom I spoke emphasized th...

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You are not what you feel. Feelings come and go. They are like the wind: changing directions all the time. That’s why you should never define your identity b...

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No matter what your feelings may say to you, you are who you are because of who the Father in heaven says you are. That’s all that counts. His voice is the on...

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There is nothing quite so painful as feeling you’re the only one going through a difficult situation. You feel that no one can empathize with or understand your...

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Find someone with whom to share your hurts. Maybe it’s a parent or a friend. Maybe it’s a minister. Go speak with a professional counselor. Trust me, there...

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Find someone with whom to share your hurts. Maybe it’s a parent or a friend. Maybe it’s a minister. Go speak with a professional counselor. Trust me, there...

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Leave vengeance to God. He does it better than you do. Your retaliation will only increase future hostilities. It will have no end. Leave it to God. He lov...

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You may be right around the corner from an unexpected phone call or text that will forever change your life. You may be a few moments away from an encouraging...

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How about you? Would you dare trust God in your pain? Would you believe that without pain, there is no eternal gain? Would you choose to know that all pain h...

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