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COURAGE AND HUMILITY
When the Bible clearly teaches that we are to both honor and obey our parents, it’s hard to justify going against their wishes. Both the fifth commandment (Exodus 20:12) and Ephesians 6:1-3, as well as other passages, admonish children to revere and obey their fathers and mothers.
Your parents’ opinions are important. Your parents are one of God’s most precious gifts to you. They have given you years and years of love and are always thinking about what’s best for you. Your parents’ wishes should be considered as a very significant piece of information in discerning God’s leading.
There was a period of time in your life when you were totally under your parents’ authority. However, the Scriptures indicate that with the onset of adulthood, your accountability shifts from your parents to your own independent responsibility to God. We are always to be committed to honoring our parents, but there comes a time when we are personally accountable before God.
College is a transitional time. In most cases parents are still providing financial support, and yet there is a growing sense you are becoming independent. It’s often difficult to point to an exact day that you move from under your parents direct responsibility to being independent before the Lord.
Living in this transitional time, therefore, requires wisdom and prayer, and both courage and humility. If you need to get your parents approval to go to a retreat or conference here are some general guidelines:
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