Popular speaker Hank Smith asks, “Have you ever heard your parents say, ‘If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?’ How are you supposed to answer that?” Brother Smith suggests that your response depends on knowing the answer to a few other questions, like, “How high is the bridge? How deep is the water below? Is someone on the bridge trying to kill me?!” In this positive and uplifting talk, Hank Smith discusses the life-changing importance of choosing good friends and of being a good friend. Quoting from For the Strength of Youth, Brother Smith says, “Choose your friends carefully. They will greatly influence how you think and act and even determine the person you become.” Using his trademark humor, colorful stories and examples, and quotes from the prophets and apostles, Brother Smith illustrates just how true this statement is. He says that a true friend can help you make wise choices and can even save your life. “A real friend will stand between their friend and a horrible choice and at least say something,” emphasizes Brother Smith. “Your friend might just say ‘forget you,’ but at least they’ll know you said something. Sometimes in order to save the friend you have to ruin the friendship.”
Brother Smith encourages youth to avoid risking their future on bad friends and above all to “become friends with Jesus Christ. He will greatly influence how you think and act. Let Him determine the person you will become.”
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I love it! My family loves it! Hank Smith is inspiring and hilarious all at the same time. My kids can read/listen to anything he does and enjoy it and not realize they are learning important life lessons at the same time!
It is incredibly satisfying to know that my whole family can be truly entertained while also being taught insightful wisdom and never having to worry for a moment if it is "appropriate." Thank you, Hank, for being another voice advocating righteousness that my kids will listen to and learn from!
This CD is incredible. Hank Smith is such a phenomenal speaker; the CD teaches powerful principles in such a fun way that my kids want to listen to it over and over again. We know talk about going into "friend worship mode" and it's very helpful.
Absolutely loved Hank's newest CD! I put it in the CD player in my car and played it while I was driving the carpool each morning to school! All the kids, mine included, absolutely loved the stories and were all sad when it was over. So we listened to it a second time. Thank you Hank for making materials that are not only uplifting, but so entertaining that you are the talk of the carpool.
I love this! It was so good, I recommend this to anyone, especially those with children. Brother Smith is funny and uplifting, so glad to have this in our home!