ARE YOU afraid to say no when someone in the crowd says, "Aw, come on, have a little drink" or "Come on, just one cigarette" or " How about [well, you can fill in the blank]"? We have all been faced with this type of temptation at one time or another. I know I have. Some YOU members from Eugene, Orc., recently wrote me and asked a good question: "How can we overcome temptation?" It's human nature to blame somebody else when we give in to temptation. Some people say: "It's my parents' fault. They're too strict, so I have to sneak off to have any freedom, and then I get into trouble. I wouldn't get into trouble if they'd let up on me a little." On the other hand, others say: "It's my parents' fault. They give me too much freedom - that's why I get into trouble." Still others blame their teachers, friends or even the government for the temptation they face. Some even blame God.
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