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As I grow closer to God, I am growing farther apart from my mother, who doesn't believe in God.

I wasn't raised in a Christian home. I went off to college and struggled through life without God's guidance. Eventually I moved back home because I could not manage the hardships I was facing. I finally realized that I needed God in my life and have been actively pursuing him ever since. My love, desire, and faith grow for Him everyday. There is one problem, however. As I grow closer to Him, I grow farther apart from my mother. My mom does not believe in God and feels betrayed and threatened that God has become the focus of my life. I don't know what to do.

I am subjected to her criticism and anger on a daily basis because I still live at home and cannot afford to move out at the moment. I am torn between God's commandment of respecting my mother and staying away from people who will pull me away from Him. I pray for help regarding this issue daily. Are there any verses in the Bible what you could recommend that could help me in my struggle?


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Honoring your mother doesn't mean you have to obey her.

You show a lot of spiritual maturity in your decision to respect and honor hour mother. The Bible is very clear that we are to honor our father and mother (Ephesians 6:2). In fact, there's a promise that goes with this command (Eph. 6:3). However, honoring your mother doesn't mean you have to obey her. Obedience is for children (Eph. 6:1). Sometimes as adults, we have to make a choice between obeying and disobeying if one of our parents is asking us to do something that's unreasonable or wrong.

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You don't have to do this one. I think for me as an advice, I think you should be the one who is encouraging your mother. Forgive her about that and let her understand that God is real. - Brenda Lee Reed




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