How To Honor Your Parents When You Are Called To Missions

Following God overseas as a missionary is a decision that affects not only the missionary but also the missionary's parents left behind. It's possible to navigate these difficult conversations while honoring each other and God's calling. Photo by TEAM

Following God overseas as a missionary is a decision that affects not only the missionary but also the missionary’s parents left behind. It’s possible to navigate these difficult conversations while honoring each other and God’s calling. Photo by TEAM

I recently tackled what I think to be a very important subject as a guest blogger over at TEAM.  If you have been called to serve God in a cross-cultural context you may face some difficulties when presenting your calling to your parents, no matter what your age.  I hope you enjoy the article and that it is helpful to you or others you may know.

I was sitting in a living room with a young man, his parents and another mentoring couple, when I realized the parent-child dynamic is strong and complex, even in adulthood. This young man was feeling called to serve cross-culturally, and there were tears, confusion and confessions.

How do you follow God in your calling and honor your parents, even if they are not on board? 

You can read the full article here.

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