Honor Your Parents
- 2013 9 Aug
Many of you had a challenging upbringing. Perhaps you were neglected or faced hardships that even now you struggle to overcome. With such memories it is very hard to treat your parents in an honorable way, but honoring them doesn’t mean you have to condone what they did. In fact, you can have the feelings you have and still treat them with respect. Consider how you might live out this Scripture: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother—which is the first commandment with a promise—so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth” (Ephesians 6:1-3).
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