Honor Thy Parents Already!

“My parents don’t understand me! They don’t know what it’s like! This isn’t fair!”

Sound familiar? Everyone has gotten into an argument with their parents before, or gotten mad at them for some reason. Maybe not quite like this for you, but it happens all the time in some houses. If something has made you be angry at them now, calm down and hear me out. Like it or not, they are your parents, and God put them in authority over you until you’re old enough to make your own choices. And they love you.

“If they loved me, they would let me do/go to/see (insert something you aren’t allowed to do/go to/see etc).”

They love you enough to not let you do those things. Your mom and dad were teenagers once. They have been the through the same stuff you’re going through. They have more experience, and they usually know what they are doing. They are trying to keep you from making the same mistakes they did.

If you still think they are being unreasonable, don’t throw a fit. Talk about it with your parents—calmly without the theatrics—maybe you will reach a compromise.

Today’s culture is making our generation seem like rebellious and angry teens that always defy their parents. And then some say its okay; it’s just a phase we all go through so parents shouldn’t worry too much. But that’s not true. We all choose the way we act. Do you want to be “today’s average teen?” Or do you want to be an extraordinary child of God? It’s your choice; choose wisely.

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’ which the first commandment with a promise ‘that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’” (Ephesians 6:1-3 NIV)


ERIN LANIER

Hey guys, I’m Erin. I’m 14 years old–soon to be 15. I have lived in Texas my whole life–Texas girl through and through, but, no, I do not ride a horse to school. I have two awesome parents. My dad is a professor at the local university and my mom is a stay at home writer. My older sister Holly has a job up north so I don’t get to see her much, but I love it when we do get to visit her. I have three very loud, annoying, but somehow really lovable dogs. I am a sophomore in high school and a black belt in Tae Kwan Do. I enjoy acting, singing, reading, and writing. I absolutely love acting! I have been in several productions at my community theater and at my school. (read more…)

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