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By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Teenagers across the country often feel pressured and influenced by outside factors into having the perfect relationship.But when that relationship ends, what happens next and how is the teen going to react? Those are issues Lighthouse Christian School is tackling at this time.

Selena Gomez and Justin Beber...Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendez...Some of Hollywood's most popular couples.

But how do idealistic relationships translate into regular teenage life?

Kevin Newbry, Superintendent of Lighthouse Christian School says, "most of our culture learned about relationships or at least they're reinforced by what hollywood gives us. And we want kids to go on and realize that relationships are not something you take for granted, that you invest in them."

The book, "Love, Sex and Lasting Relationships" by Chip Engram, is the focus of much discussion at Lighthouse.

"The kids really like the content, it's not taught at a lot of places. Not necessarily taught at home or the church even."

Newbry sees students failing in maintaining a healthy relationship.

"The sexual component overweighs love and they combine those two and don't really understand what's going on."

He also makes a reference to students who come from broken homes and jump from one relationship to another.

"Because their identity is based on a relationship with somebody. And so they're not really investing on who they are as a whole person."

Lighthouse looks at the social, emotional and spiritual growth of all the students. It doesn't just end with academics.

"We'll meet in chapel, 6th through 12th grade, watch the video, read some handouts, but then we'll go back and deal with it individually in each homeroom with those specific grades."


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