Your dad thinks for-sheezie is a
a)new kinda cheese
b)is the sound you make when you sneeze
c)a hip-hop term to mean YES!
Your mom thinks an Xbox 360 is
a)a box to store your new X’s in
b)the thing in your room that makes you have bad grades
c)a gaming system
Both your parents think that YouTube is
a)a new glue that comes in a tube
b)the reason you and your freinds keep stealing their camcorder
c)a online community made to broadcast yourself
The music your parents listen to the most is
b)Blue Grass & Country
Your dad’s idea of a great outfit is
a)Black bedroom shoes and white socks with shorts a bath rob and a pizza stained tshirt
b)a Hawaiian shirt, neon green shorts flip flops with socks and large sun glasses
c)designer jeans, vintage rock tshirt with expensive sneakers and not to much bling
d)a dress shirt that is to tight a brown dress coat and pants made of corduroy with white shoes
Out of those 5 questions which best describes your parents? Do you think they were born in the stone age? Do you think they are older than dirt and their ideas and rules are ancient and outdated? Well this is the article is for you! Have you ever wanted a later curfew and your parents weren’t even hearing it? Or wanted that new ipod but your parents thought the money would be better saved for a rainy day. It is almost as if when we get to a certain age our once hero parents suddenly turn into the dumbest people we ever met.
Lets try an experiment, not everyone will be able to do this but at least try it! Lets look at this from our parents eyes. They’ve been around a lot longer than us. It doesn’t matter if your not being raised by our biological parents or adopted, the people in charge of you where put their by God. The 5th commandment of God is honor your parents. It doesn’t say you have to agree with everything thing they say, it says honor them. Give them respect, give em props!!! Next time mom asks you to take out the trash while your playing xbox or talking to your friends on the phone shock them, don’t roll your eyes or give them lip. Go do it because it shows them respect!! When you listen to God’s commands and honor and respect our parents or those taking care of us you are really respecting God. Don’t block them out, listen to their advice, a lot of times we forget that some of the stuff we are going through they have some time or another gone through it in their lives.
Whatever it may be, drugs, sex, pressure to fit in. People with working relationships that give respect are some of the most successful people you will ever meet. Just because your pops doesn’t wear the most trendy clothing and knows what twitter is.. your mom doesn’t know all the hip hop slang doesn’t mean they don’t have life experiences. This is one of the commands in the Bible that comes with a promise from God (look it up! Exodus 20) Honor your parents that you will live a long good life!
The key word here is respect, and respect. You are allowed to disagree with them or not even like their views but you can respect them. Listen to your parents, the rumor is that they once where cool until they had kids, and that is what made them crazy! Be sure to treat your parents like you want your kids to treat you one day! When we respect our parents we respect God.