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10 Tips For Christians Who Will Be College Freshmen

Be serious about your studies and future career prospects. Ask those older than you for recommended professors and classes to avoid duds.

Get good grades, make memories, live wisely in all you do. Life goes on after college and it is better for many. Educate yourself what majors have good career prospects after graduation. Ask professors what most people do after graduating. Seek internships early in your college experience to give you real-world experience in your field to ensure you like your major.

It will help with future career prospects. Reduce your costs by getting creative: I had at least seven on-campus jobs in college: I worked in the call center, served as an RA, worked in the dining commons, and even made decent money as the dorm garbage man. Tame your spending on extra things like trips, entertainment, eating out, parties, etc.

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For some, the smartest move might be skipping college and entering a trade. This not only reduces debt, but you might make more money in the end with some experience under your belt. Beating the College Debt Trap: Getting a Degree without Going Broke or watch lecture. Let every person and situation in your life be an opportunity to learn and grow.

If you only hang out with those your same age, you will be caught in an echo chamber of unexperienced voices.

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Seek godly mentors who are older than you and have real-world experience. Related to this point is learning how to distinguish wise advice from foolish advice. Seek the type of friends who would give you wise advice. A university education used to be about wrestling with ideas and critical thinking.

For many today, it is just a few expensive boxes to check off in pursuit of a better career or a place of secular indoctrination. Learn to think like an adult, separating truth from emotion. Develop a Christian worldview by testing everything against Scripture. Go deep on a few subjects that interest you.

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The college years present some opportunities you will likely never have again. This costume seriously freaked kids out. I also decided to study abroad with the logic that everyone I knew who studied abroad said it was amazing.

My four months in Ecuador taught me Spanish, showed me a different part of the world and helped me fall in love with Latin America. The Lord now has me returning to Ecuador every six months for missions work!

Don’t Waste Your College Years: 20 Tips for the Christian College Student

Let me make something perfectly clear: And if you do find your soul mate in college, great! Read a book like The Meaning of Marriage: What we fill our minds with shapes us. Our entertainment choices should not be separate from our faith, but rather be informed by it. Ask yourself these Ten Questions About Your Entertainment for help thinking through entertainment biblically. Our technology is changing us. Rather, be still and know God Psalm While college presents a new level of freedom, it also presents a new level of temptation, serving as an incubator for destructive sin.

If you struggle with drinking, sexual issues or pornography , gluttony, laziness, drugs, or anything else, put it to death Romans 8: A new life situation can present new struggles. If you find yourself struggling with depression, anxiety, pornography or other sexual sins , eating disorders, your faith, technology addiction, or anything else, seek help.

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Getting help is a sign of strength, not weakness. We all struggle in life with a number of things and need the body of Christ to help us apply the healing power of the gospel to our situation. Getting help sooner rather than later will keep an issue from causing more damage. We were created for more than to please our senses: Jesus belongs in your dating relationships just as much as he belongs in your single life. Jesus is not a relationship status. If you have conservative political views, then you should be just fine finding a Christian significant other.

But if you believe in a strong centralized government, a welfare system, and liberal immigration laws…good luck.

Jesus spent his life on earth among the poor and oppressed. He made friends with Samaritans, a people group that the Jews refused to let into their temples because of their race. Jesus explicitly told his disciples to pay their taxes Mark The guy approaches the girl and asks if she wants to get coffee. In that case, you could lose your salvation and this might not be a good long-term investment.

You need to know your facts before you commit. So you start talking music. All Sons and Daughters. So far, so good. But then…somehow it comes out…you listen to secular music.

Not just Pop music either, but the unfathomable—90s grunge. Temple of the Dog. And suddenly your spiritual maturity is under question.