Questions related to Authority
There are reasons why a parent has ceased caring about what his child does. In most cases, the child has had a strong will and rebelled against his parents. At some point, the parents just decided to stop arguing with him and gave up.
Christian children, wives, citizens, and employees are not excused from obedience because their authority figures are not believers. We should do that which our authorities require of us as long as it is within the boundary of God’s Word.
Request Protection and Accountability The strongest innate tendency of a man is the instinct to protect. Men will fight to protect that which they love and for which they are responsible.
Your marriage may not have been one that God would have arranged. However, He established the authority structure of the marriage relationship, and He is eager and able to bless your marriage and to use it to work in your life. “With God, nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37).
If an authority asks you to do something that is wrong, explain your concerns and make an appeal.
Keep the Hearts of Your Children
sharing struggles and resolving conflicts
Before we can keep the hearts of our children, we must win their hearts.
The parent who is legally responsible for you becomes your direct authority. The separated parent may be a part of your chain of counsel. If the parent with whom you are living remarries, he or she automatically delegates part of his or her authority to your step-parent.