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Dear Fred

I did something I shoudn't have and now my parents have grounded me. This is what my parents said to me: "part of your punishment is not to go to youth group or church". My parents aren't Christians. Should I go against their authority and go to church anyway?

Fred's Response

In our Christian life we are to honor our parents. Restricting you this way will not permanently damage you but disobeying your parents would. Try reasoning with your parents that attending youth group makes you more Christian. This helps with your behavior.