‘Hey Mom, can I go to the party on Thursday?’

I know what’s coming after that – ‘whose parents are going to be there? Will there be alcohol? Why haven’t I met the person you’re going with?’

My parents are trying to care, but sometimes it seems they’re way too uptight. I wish they’d trust me enough to make my own decisions. I know if I ask they’ll say no – what if I just didn’t ask at all?

I know God says I should honour my parents, but that’s so hard when they don’t trust me. Some wisdom would be good right about now please God!