Honor Your Parents
- 2018 30 May
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).
Dr. David Hawkins, MBA, MSW, MA, PhD, is a Christian Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Marriage Recovery Center. He has helped bring healing to thousands of marriages and individuals and is passionate about working with couples in crisis. If you need help, please reach out to his Client Care Team at 206.219.0145 or through their website. Dr. Hawkins is also a speaker & trainer for the American Association of Christian Counselors and is a best-selling author of over thirty books including Never Fight Again, Gauranteed and When Loving Him is Hurting You. He has two grown sons, is happily married to Christie Hawkins, and lives on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle, WA.