Why don’t we ask that question to people like Justin Bieber, Debby Ryan, Tim Tebow, Brandon Flowers (of the Killers), Tyler Perry (pictured), Denzel Washington, and many more. All of the stayed true to their religious values and became wildly popular. In fact, they aren’t merely popular; they’re wealthy celebrities known worldwide.
Sometimes young people feel pressured to give up their religious values in order to be popular. They see their friends, who may not be religious, acting in ways that conflict with their religious views. After a while, it’s natural to want to give in.
However, you should never compromise who you are for the sake of other people. It won’t even make you more popular in the long run.
For the next few Sundays, the Popular Teen is going to offer practical tips to be popular while still holding to your religious values. We’ll offer advice that lets you make friends, get a boyfriend or girlfriend, join the popular crowd – all while staying true to yourself and your values.