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Obstacles to Honoring Our Parents

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Iris Roque

on 18 November 2013

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Obstacles to Honoring Our Parents

1. Parents who have been abusive
Parents may have inflicted serious physical and emotional wounds on their own children.
4th Commandment:
"Honor your Father and Mother"
The fourth commandments is very basic. But teenagers commonly encounter obstacles in following in this commandment.

What is Generation Gap?
Hebrew - kabad:
give weight to
Greek - timao:
to prize, esteem
is a term popularized in Western countries during the 1960s referring to differences between people of younger generations and their elders, especially between children and their parents.
4. Generation Gap
Generation Gap:
Choice of clothes
Choice of music
2. Parents who have been neglectful of their duties
3. Natural process of growing up (Adolescence)
Parents may neglected or even completely abandoned their families.
Teenagers begin to distance themselves from their parents and families.
Outside world
Other friends
Ways of thinking
Some children find the duty to love their parents difficult or burdensome because
who were supposed to have cared for them failed in their duty to love them.
What are the ways I can honor my parents?
and honor their authority.
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother"-which is
the first commandment with a promise— 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long
life on the earth." Eph. 6:1-3

Speak well
of them.

"Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in deep darkness". Prov. 20:20
3. Treat them with

"The eye that mocks his father, and scorns obedience to his mother, the ravens of the valley will pick
it out, and the young eagles will eat it.” Prov. 30:17

for them.

“If anyone does not provide for his immediate family he has denied the faith.” 1 Tim. 5:8

It is our
OBLIGATION to always respect
our parents
Respect means
acting in a way

that recognizes Christ in other persons and in ourselves.
Respecting their authority
recognizing all that we owe them as their children
listening to
understanding them
expressing our occasional disagreements with them with great care and respect
Honoring our parents means:
We recognize the fact that:
No one is perfect (We ourselves are not perfect)
We are able to share in God's unconditional and eternal love for them.
By cherishing our parents,
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