I admit, some of the secular music on radio is very cool and catchy. The beat and a clever hook can get stuck in my head quite easy. Then there's the fact that I write music and work in a studio with amazing producers. For me, the power of music is pretty big in my life at just 17 years old and I know that my friends are easily influenced by it too. This is why I take what I do so seriously.
So here are some thoughts on the topic. Music about promiscuous or premarital sex, songs full of swearing and lyrics that objectify people are all problematic. Because of their sinful content, some songs might make us feel angry at the world, or make us feel like God is a killjoy for not letting us do everything the world says is good and fun. Worst, some music might make us fall into sin — we might lust after seductive pop stars, or decide that we should try drugs, or get caught in a pattern of swearing and rude talk. If this is happening, your relationship with Christ will be affected.
We live in a great time for finding new Christian music for teens. Whether your preference is pop, rap, or worship, you can find something God-honoring that you enjoy. Here are some of our favorites when it comes to Christian music for teens. Jamie Grace is a great role model for young musicians, as the singer rose to fame after posting a series of videos showcasing her talent on Facebook.