Friday, August 6, 2010

Honoring Your Parents

I believe we have addressed this subject before, but I feel like I need to talk about it again. I'm gonna be brutally honest here girls, you HAVE to honor your parents. It breaks my heart to see kids being dishonest with there parents. Sneaking around behind their backs with dating relationships. Or just outright ignoring them when they warn you about getting too close too fast. That is not the way to show respect to your parents. They are older, they are wiser, and they have God-given authority over you. Respect them. Honor them. Let them be a part of your life.

Just for the record, your parents need to know when you are in a relationship. Keeping it a secret from them implies there's more to the story. When you keep things like this from your parents, it looks like you are doing things you shouldn't with that person. I'm not saying that is the case, but that's probably what it looks like to your parents. If your dating relationship is centered on God, then you should have nothing to hide from your parents.

Furthermore, if you begin keeping things from your parents, you are just setting your dating relationship up for failure. My mom always said the way you treat your immediate family is how you are going to treat your future husband. I know I have said that before, but some things need to be repeated, because they are important. If you are keeping secrets from your parents, you are practicing to keep secrets from your future husband.

Lastly, God promises to bless your life if you honor your parents. "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. So honor your parents today by being open and honest with them about your dating relationships. God will bless you, and you will gain wisdom from listening to them.

Love, Kat

8 comments:

Makay said...

SO very true. Your posts are oh, so very, honest. :)

-makay

Ashley said...

Very good! It's so true. And I should know!

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Elizabeth said...

Simple message, but so true and important. Great post!

Natasha Atkerson said...

AMEN! If you can't tell your parents what your doing/who your doing it with, you shouldn't be doing that!

Natasha Atkerson said...

AMEN! If you can't tell your parents what your doing/who your doing it with, you shouldn't be doing that!

Katherine said...

Its so great you shared and encouraged in this aspect of a young ladies life! We all need these reminders and teachings.I myself, in my first ever boy-girl relationship, kept it a secret from my parent's not because I was doing extremely inappropriate things, but because dating isn't allowed. Finally more than a year later, and months after I ended the relationship, because I was seeking more with G-D, I confessed to my parent's, and their love and forgiveness astonished me. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

Blessings! Katherine

Love Unawakened said...

This is a total God thing bc i felt led to post about this just the other day, but i couldnt really put it into words, but you said it perfectly!!

This is one of those things Ive done it both ways and from personal experience i can tell you it is wayyyyy better when you are honest with your parents!! Who would guess that God blesses you when you obey His commandments?! :)

Great post babe!