Questions related to Command 26: Honor Your Parents
First, be sure that God has led you to move away from your parents. When God designed the family structure, He purposed that each one in the family meet basic needs for others—especially social needs.
Accepting God’s Assignments
finding success through surrender
Not long after reaching high-school age, I began to dread the questions my relatives, friends, and acquaintances frequently asked. “So, what are you going to do after graduation? What do you want to major in? What are your plans?”
Build Loving Family Relationships
nuturing acceptance and understanding within the family
One of the major struggles that most families experience is in the area of family relationships.
Finding God’s Best in Love
the blessings of seeking God’s will in marriage
As a young man, I was committed to finding God’s best in marriage. I had learned about the principles of courtship and was eagerly anticipating what God would do in this area of my life.
A father and mother’s jurisdiction ends when they transfer authority in marriage or when they release an adult son or daughter for training, work, or ministry.
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.
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.
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.