Ten Rules for the Road: Rule Five

Rule No. 5

Make Peace With Your Parents

Review the first four commandments in Exodus 20.

  • The second group begins with one that deals directly with our family relationships. (Exodus 20:12) What does this tell us?
  • List all the benefits that come from being brought up in a family where there is honor, cooperation, respect, and love.
  • How does your relationship with your parents affect your relationship with God? How does rebellion against parents affect the way one relates to authoritarian figures in their life?
  • What does it mean to honor? What are we promised if we keep this Commandment?
  1. What do we learn from Ephesians 6:1-4 that gives a clear understanding of the fifth rule for the Road?
  2. Read Ephesians 4:29-32 and make a list of those things we can do to make our family a mutual admiration society.
  3. Personal question: Are you a giver or a taker? A selfish person or a team player?
  4. “Whether your parents are good or bad, for your good, you need to make peace with them.” How have you found this to be true in your life?
  5. Describe an irregular parent.
  6. How is it possible to stop the chain of abuse and destructive patterns in a family?
  7. Please talk about the baton in a relay race and how what you do with it (in the time that you have it before you pass it on) is up to you.
  8. Is it too late to change?                                                            Why not?


Close with this thought: God calls us to forgive and put love into action no matter what other family members do or do not do.


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