Is it wrong to cut ties with my father?

Question: My father is an evil narcissist. I feel my life is in danger if I show up at his home unannounced because he has threatened me and then he apologizes when he feels good and ready. His words are routinely evil, piercing, and hurtful. He has said he doesn’t need a daughter like me.…

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Honor Your Father and Mother

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ephesians 6:1-3   I.         One of the Ten Commandments of the Old Law is brought to the New Law intact. It is the commandment to honor our parents             A.        The word “honor” in this passage means to fix a value on something, to consider it a prized possession.             B.        The original Hebrew from…

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Reverence

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 89:1-16   I.         Hebrews 12:28-29 – Offer service to God with reverence and godly fear             A.        Reverence means                         1.         “A feeling of profound awe and respect and often love; veneration.”                         2.         The word literally means “with downcast eyes” or bashfulness.             B.        Psalms 2:11 – Serve God with fear, rejoice with trembling             C.        Psalms 89:5-15 -…

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How do I make sure my father is cared for?

Question: Hi, I want to let you know that I found this article, Honor Your Father and Mother, to be helpful. I was using the Holy Bible app and this article was listed as a reference for additional commentary for Ephesians 6:2-3. I’m going through difficult times trying to make sure my aged father is…

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My mother-in-law is unable to care for herself, but we are not able to take her in

Question: Hello, I’ve read the articles available on this subject, but still have some confusion regarding taking care of parents. My mother-in-law legally separated from her husband of thirty years after discovering he created debts, spent all their retirement money, and had a previous marriage and child she didn’t know about (a situation that she…

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How can I care for my mother without involving my father?

Question: Hello, I am in my twenties. My mother and father are in their fifties. My mother has worked very hard all her life and deserves that I take care of her finances for retirement. She has never owned a home. Presently, my parents rent a townhome. I want to start my financial planning and…

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My mother thinks I’m too young to get married. Must I obey her?

Question: Good day, I am 21 years old, born again and spirit-filled. I’m currently in a relationship with a Christian sister, who is also born again and Spirit-filled. She is 18 years old. Though our relationship is based on the Word of God, we have the don’t and the do’s of our relationship. I love…

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How do I honor my dad when he won’t talk to me?

Question: My dad and I were always close when I was little. I was a daddy’s girl even though he lived in another state. I lived with my mom and only saw him during the summer. We drifted apart when he got married, and I stopped visiting him when I was 16. But we did…

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