I want to move out but I’m scared to tell my parents

Question: My parents are Christians and refuse to accept that drinking is wrong. I live with them and I want to leave because of this, but I’m terrified to tell them. I’m more than old enough, but they’re my parents and I’m afraid they’ll make me lose my nerve and I’ll stay. I’m sick to…

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I want to be a Christian, but my parents are Hindus

Question: Praise the Lord. I’m Hindu, but I accepted Jesus as my God and Savior. In my family, all are unbelievers. My brother and I were baptized. I praise God for His grace upon us. My family forces us to bow before Hindu idols. It hurts a lot. When the world rejected me, Jesus loved…

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How do I honor my stepmother and accept her?

Question: How do I honor my stepmother and accept her? What are our places now in the family? I am just looking around in all sorts of places for answers, so I hope this is something that is appropriate to ask you. Recently my family has grown as my dad has remarried. My mother passed…

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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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How do I help a girl who has abusive parents?

Question: Hi Mr. Hamilton! I’ve written to you before and I greatly appreciate your site, which I visit almost daily. I know you’re busy, so I’ll try to keep this somewhat brief (I am greatly sorry for the length). I’m also going to try and present an objective account, though it is from my perspective,…

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Do I have to help with my parents’ business during my breaks?

Question: My parents sell consumer goods and think I am lazy because I, as a college student, prefer to study indoors than help with sales during holidays, such as Christmas break, industrial strikes, etc. What do I do? Answer: I assume that your parents are helping to finance your college studies, in whole or in…

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My parents won’t approve of my marriage. What do I do?

Question: Please, I am 23 and my girlfriend is 21. We are both Christians and do not do any silly thing that God is against. My parents are not Christians and uneducated but have put in all efforts for me to get a formal education. My problem is that they won’t endorse my relationship with…

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