Respecting my parents
My parents raised me in the church. Let me say I am very thankful for this. However, there were a lot of rules, for example: Wedding rings/bracelets/necklaces were a sin - it was pride, Women wearing pants was a sin. I am now 30 years old and married. My parents live 6 hours away. I do not follow those rules anymore. I do not believe these things are a sin. My parents are coming to visit and I do not know if I need to "pretend" to still live that life. My Dad is very judgemental and I do not want to feel condemned. I do not want to respect him. Yet I do not want to feel like I need to live a double-life. I feel like I deserve the respect of living my life the way I believe and not worry about pleasing people. Can anyone relate? I would love some advice.