‘(Adult) Children Obey Your Parents”? – Part 2 by Rebecca Davis on Here’s The Joy blog

A Scriptural response to the question of adult children with controlling parents following the command “Children obey your parents.”

via “(Adult) children obey your parents”? Part 2, for adults raised in Patriarchy — Here’s the Joy

“Children obey your parents”? – Part 1 by Rebecca Davis on Here’s The Joy blog

A letter asked for help with Scriptures that teach “children obey your parents,” not just when a young child is being told to sin, but also when an adult child is being controlled. To answer the question, I look at the Greek words, the context, and other admonitions in the Scriptures.

via “Children obey your parents”? Part One — Here’s the Joy

A Special Account from Christopher — Don’t Miss This — Give Her Wings

Hey everyone! My name is Christopher and I’d like to briefly share my experience of my parent’s divorce and the ways that Give Her Wings had immeasurably provided hope for my life in a very dark time. All divorces are terrible for many reasons. First, it’s the tearing apart of two people who initially loved each…

via A Special Account from Christopher — Don’t Miss This — Give Her Wings

Pedophiles are like Serial Killers – My Story by David Pittman

My name is David Pittman – For 30 years I’ve been keeping a secret that almost killed me. From the time I was 12 until I was 15, I was sexually abused by my youth minister at Rehoboth Baptist Churc…

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Poem “I Have a Verse” by Wayne Harmon

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I Have a Verse
by Wayne Harmon ©, used with permission of the author.

They argued with me long and loud.
They told me I was being proud.
The debate went from bad to worse.
I know I’m right. I have a verse.

I told him that his hair’s too long.
He scoffed and told me I was wrong.
I said her short hair is a curse.
I know I’m right. I have a verse.

I told them they must give a tenth
Of all their money before it’s spent.
A tithe of wallet, bank and purse.
I know I’m right. I have a verse.

I told them Rock and Roll’s a sin.
A noise that’s straight from Satan’s den.
They laughed until I thought they’d burst.
I know I’m right. I have a verse.

I told her she cannot divorce.
You said, “I do,” so stay the course.
Forget the doctor and the nurse.
I know I’m right. I have a verse.

Jesus said those from above
Will be known by how they love.
Apologizing really hurts.
I thought I was right. I had a verse.

 

 

Wayne Harmon’s blog where this poem appears is: http://wayneharmon.org/2016/08/31/i-have-a-verse/