AnonymousDeleted UserNovember 4, 2020 at 4:22 pm
This is such a great example. Parents have a lot of power over children, and they can choose to use it in ways that repress their children or that empower them. So much of what I heard growing up about “biblical” parenting seemed to focus only on taking children’s power away – children should “submit” to their parents, etc. It’s not a coincidence that once children raised in this way are out on their own they often don’t know what to do with all the power they have over their own lives, and can at times make destructive choices. Yet when parents empower their children appropriately as they grow up, they are more equipped to become wise and discerning adults who can exercise power appropriately as well.