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10 Reasons to Still Honor Deadbeat Parents

  • Meg Bucher Contributing Writer
10 Reasons to Still Honor Deadbeat Parents

Deadbeat parents choose to turn from the responsibility they have to their children. Many have been the victim or witness the destruction abandonment can do to a child. How are we to react to a behavior that couldn’t be farther from what our good Father intends for us?

God’s commandment is clear: “Honor your father and mother” (Exodus 20:12). There are no exceptions in this modern era that give us a free pass on following this rule, but there are ways to honor parents without allowing tender hearts to become a perpetual doormat.

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