A teenage girl asked her parents if she could get a nose ring. They were dead set against the idea. However, the daughter was persistent with her pleas, and eventually they reluctantly conceded and gave their permission for her to get the nose ring.
They didn’t like how it looked on her, but there was an upside. It was much easier to get her out of bed in the morning!
The Bible says, “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.” (Colossians 3:20-21).
In many homes there is a constant struggle between children who are seeking more control over their own lives and their parents who want to give much-needed guidance and structure. Quite often there are no easy answers to the questions that come up. In those cases, pray for wisdom and keep on trying to do what God would have you to do.