Episode 16: As an adult, how do I honor my parents who expect me to heed their authority the way I did when I was a child?

Episode highlights:

  • Obeying and honoring are not the same thing. All children, young and old, are to honor their parents.
  • According to Genesis 2, adult children who are married do not continue to live under the authority of their parents so that they still obey their parents.
  • The context of Ephesians 6:1-4 indicates that it is the normal course of life for children to become adults and eventually no longer live under their authority and protection. This would include adult children who are not married.
  • The age at which a child reaches adulthood is not explicitly covered in Scripture. It’s largely cultural. At any rate, parents should be eager to prepare their children to live on their own as responsible adults.

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