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  • LACEy on Exodus 20:14
    Often times in ministry lessons i hear about parents who need help with their rebellious children. However, i almost never hear about what to do when the situation is reversed. But that is exactly the case in my life. I am the most responsible person in my family, while my parents are rebellious. One of them has done drugs for as long as i can remember. And the other one is absorbed in adultery. What should i do to help my rebellious parents?
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Exodus 20:14
    Hi Lacey,

    We are to restore one another, and

    We keep ministering to the lost, we are to be the light to tge world and you let your light shine with your walk, the word and much prayer.

    Here is a few scriptures may help ,

    Isaiah 55:11. So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

    ""WE trust and believe in the power of God's word ""

    James 5:19-20. Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

    Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

    The bible tells us not to condemn, BUT IT DOESN'T SAY NOT TO JUDGE,

    How do you try to help someone if you can't speak against what they're doing wrong?

    Consider Galatians 6:1 When ministering.

    Galatians 6:1. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

    Galatians 6:8-9. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

    And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

    2 Timothy 4:2. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

    Your walk going forward is important, be sure there is nothing present n your life they can use against you,

    Don't let no one preach to you God is Love and sin don't matter!!

    God's word is important, prayer is important, Be consistent in all 3,

    your blameless walk,

    The word of God

    And prayer.

    God bless you.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Exodus 20:14
    Hello Lacey,

    I feel to reply to your statement as one of your parents has a problem like one of my parents. Doing drugs for longer than I have been alive. Still doing them and is not at all young anymore. It is quite sad in how many times I have tried to ask, or even show by me becoming sober, to quit drugs. As I've brought it up so many times, as now it only generates strife and bad energy saying anything, which just recently I did, it is out of my hands. I just have to suffer and pray.

    No matter the wrong our parents may do. Be a loving child. I know it can be hard sometimes. It is better to suffer. Just as we all shall one day have to give an account for what we did in our lives. God honors those who suffer more than those who rebel and become prideful/selfish.

    Sorry I don't have any other information on what to do. As others may be able to help more than me.

    Stay strong in the Lord. God Bless.
  • Sacha - in Reply on Exodus 20:14
    Lacey i am so sorry for you ,i dont know how old you are , the first thing you must do is protect yourself ,by that i mean you have to learn to be strong for your own sake ,lean on God and on Jesus and they will show you the way ,you have to find a way to love your parents without judging them ,they are old enough and wise enough to know what they are doing and to know there will be consequences for them, try to be the best daughter you can and maybe they will eventually follow your good example ,find yourself some good Christian friends and stick with them as much as possible ,ive been through something very similar ,God loves you very much Lacey and if you stick with Him He will surely stick with you and support you every day ,try not to let you parents behaviour upset you too much ,you have your own salvation to work out so you are going to need to focus and be strong and try to be happy ,get some good Christian girlfriends ,come and talk to us anytime .


 

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