Music: Its Powerful Influence On A Teens Love Life

What’s the big deal?

The problem is this: our emotional well being should be grounded in nothing other than Christ. When our teenagers are hearing how broken they are because their love life is wrecked, their heart begins to agree with it. They relate to the sadness, so clearly, they must be that sad as well. On the other hand, songs also awaken a deeper passion than is appropriate for a teenager’s love life. Teenagers are then willing to give more of themselves than they should. Whether that be emotionally, or physically, the outcome is still not good.

Serve up the truth

The love life of your teenager is complicated, but the love of Christ is not. Give them the truth of God’s word as their foundation and help them to understand the power behind the music they are listening to. Don’t ever minimize the pain they may be experiencing but instead, ask them questions. For the breakup songs like “Drivers License,” you can ask something like “How would this song make you feel during a heartbreak?” And for the songs such as, “Positions,” ask your teen what does an appropriate level of emotional commitment looks like for their age.

As always, end with Christ

He is our firm foundation whose love never waivers. We do nothing to receive it and we can never lose it. By teaching them where their true source of worth, love, and value comes from you are setting them up for emotional success in their young love life. But more importantly, you’re setting them up for success in all areas of their adult life.

In Christ Alone.

This article originally appeared at and is reposted here with permission.

Bethany Dumbleton
Bethany Dumbleton
Bethany Dumbleton is the Chief Operations Officer for Counter Culture mom. She is first and foremost a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. Her husband and two children are her main ministry which overflows into her life ministry. She knows that our children follow our example. She strives to help parents grow in Christ, so they may shepherd their children biblically.

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