Responsibility for Wrong Choices

My 46-year-old daughter blames me for every wrong choice she has made in her life, even though she left home at 16 because she didn’t like the fact that I was cleaning up her filthy dirty bedroom.  There, I have said it.  I am writing about it because my husband showed me a bible verse from 2 Kings this morning that was very helpful in my ongoing dealing with this.

There is a doctor on TV who has a program dealing with people’s “issues” and family relationships.  One thing that has bothered me in the few programs I have watched is that he has a tendency to blame the parents for the children’s bad choices.  But what does the bible have to say about this?

2 Kings 14:6 “……….the fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin”

In applying this to my life, should I be held responsible for what my daughter does? or should she be held responsible for what I do?  No, every person is responsible for their own choices in life.

Enough said.

vcg

 

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