FAQ :: Why won’t my parents let me grow up and have more freedom?

Growing can be quite challenging, for both you and your parents. They remember a little bundle of joy that they held and nurtured as a baby and now they see a budding adult. These days, children face things and know about things that their parents would never have imagined at the same age. The teenagers of today look older, act older and want to be older than their counterparts did just 20 years ago. It is the desire of all Christian parents that their children know Christ at an early age and then walk with Him for the rest of their lives.

It is necessary to truly understand that your parents have your best interests at heart. They will withhold privileges, set limits, and raise you according to the guidance of the Holy Spirit if they are true believers and praying for God’s guidance. Whether or not you understand or agree, according to the biblical precepts, you must obey your parents (see Ephesians 6:1-3 and Colossians 3:20). One of the best ways to prove your maturity and show that you are ready for more trust is to be respectful of your parent’s wishes and accept their guidance.

If you have not yet made Jesus Christ Lord in your life, you can do that very easily. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Peace with God is a great catalyst to peace with others. God promises never to leave you and He will always help you with your problems. The Holy Spirit can be your Comforter and your strength in difficult times. Pray that God will grant you and your parents’ wisdom in learning how to communicate, love, honor, and respect one another. But do this sincerely and with all your heart.