When we’re young, our ideas and opinions are, for the most part, just simplified version of those of our parents.
But as we grow into adulthood, one of the most difficult transitions we undertake is the separation of certain beliefs from our parents. Not everyone experiences this distinction from their parents, but I’d say a majority do. I know I did and I still have some beliefs that are very different from my parents.
So, how do we go about disagreeing with our parents while also keeping the commandment to “honor thy father and mother”? Here are five things to keep in mind when we face disagreements with our parents: