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Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’—which is 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)

My parents won’t let me go to this party I was really looking forward to. What should I do?

Well, do your parents trust you? If not, then you have to show them you can be trusted. Do what they ask right away and show up on time for things and stuff like that. Trust doesn’t come easy though; it takes time to gain trust from someone.

If your parents can trust you to make the right choices at the party, then they would probably let you go. So you need to prove yourself. Try to show your parents you’re loyal and you respect them and what they say or do. It can also help if you put yourself in their shoes. What would you want your kid to do?

Whatever you do, don’t go to the party without your parent’s permission. That would make them lose their trust with you if they found out. And they most likely will. So keep building up that trust so the next party you want to go to, they might let you go. They have to feel they can trust you enough to make the right choices and follow your heart. Of course, make sure your heart is in the right place before making any decisions.

Written by Judah Flinchbaugh

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