I’m in the middle of writing a devotional filled with advice for teen guys. In search of a few ideas, I sent a text to some friends and family members asking them what they would say if they could speak freely and truthfully to today’s teenaged guys.
It was funny seeing how differently each person replied. My kids took me seriously about the “truthfully” part, and their replies were hilarious. Across the board, I received some really fun and insightful answers.
Here’s what I got from a few of them… unedited.
My 17-year-old daughter Alyssa’s REAL advice to teen guys:
– Always make sure you smell good. it’s super important to girls, and guys don’t realize how much. WEAR COLOGNE.
– Don’t cuss. I hate it when guys cuss. It’s super unattractive.
– Don’t wear the same thing over and over again. Ewwww!
– There’s something about a truck.
– Being in shape shows they are disciplined and it’s super sexy. What girl doesn’t like to see a little muscle.
My 19-year-old son Alec’s REAL advice to teen guys:
– Consider you’re wrong before you think you’re right.
– Listen more than you speak
– Never listen to your penis. It’s full of bad ideas.
– You don’t have to have your life figured out because it hasn’t started yet.
– If you don’t want to listen to your parents, then listen to other adults who care about you before you turn to your friends. Your friends are usually just as dumb as you.
My good friend and co-worker David R. Smith‘s REAL advice to teen guys:
– The most important thing in life is to love Jesus.
– You’ll never regret guarding your sexual purity.
– If you want to be a better man, be a better disciple of Jesus.
– Never forget: you’re not trying to become a big boy; you’re trying to become a man.
– Make the right decisions because, as guys, so much depends on you.
Good stuff all around.
Now your turn! (You knew I’d turn this into a contest, huh?)
CONTEST: So what about you? What advice would you give to teenaged guys? Use the comment feature and I’ll choose a winner who can grab their choice of any one of my books. And if you reTweet one of my tweets about this post, I’ll put your name in the hopper twice.
(Disclaimer- by entering a comment below you are giving me permission to use your advice or publish it in our resources. Yes. I want to steal your ideas.) 🙂