How to Handle Poor Relationship with Difficult Parents

oopsies View Post
…Here I am, taking advice from other threads and not letting my parents walk all over me by setting boundaries…
Psychobabble. Mt 13:57
… [A]nd asking for help on how to do that practically and being told that is hateful and dishonourable. Why is it hatred?
You have a biblical worldview. They do not. You have fruits of righteousness. They have fruits of wickedness because they’re reprobates. Eccl 10:2, Jn 10:10
…[I] just don't want to be around?
Depart from evil and do good (Ps 37:27).
As an example unrelated to my situation, if you know someone who's a gossip, has hurt you in the past, but you've forgiven, would you still practically hangout with them even if they haven't changed?
The bible says if he repents, forgive him (Lk 17:3).
…[B]ecause you don't like them and don't want to be around them, that's hatred, bitterness, and resentment?
Mk 6:11
[Others say] … I'm in denial about not hating them and that I'm not honouring them.
Hate evil, love good (Am 5:15).

notuptome View Post
As a Christian I find it difficult to hate even those who really deserve hate.

I have hated them with a perfect hatred (Ps 139:22).
imfinallyfree View Post
Maybe your parents aren't as difficult as you think...
He's of Christ and they are of the world. Are you making him the bad guy here?


oldethennew View Post
I'm really impressed that you are even paying them a visit - this is definitely something to be praised for...
He'll get to live even longer on the earth (Eph 6:3).


mcubed View Post
I am the bastard child of both of my parents.
"There are no illegitimate children--just illegitimate parents." ~ Adrian Rogers

...One day, many years ago, I tried to sit down with her and tell her my grievances, in hopes she would change. She looked me in the eye and said, “I have not like you since you were about 4 years old” and I do favor your sister over you but my mom favored my brothers over me so suck it up. That is the way life goes there is just children you do not want. I was going to abort you but your father would not let me and abortions were not legal yet.”
Your mother thought about murdering you? 2 Ti 3:3 KJV, Ro 1:31 KJV

...I pay for my father’s and step mother's...
Your dad didn't bother to marry your mother and then kicked her to the curb for another woman? Ex 20:14, Heb 13:4  


How to Handle Poor Relationship with Difficult Parents