[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of August 15-21 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You." Heard internationally over more than 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 385 - Getting Along with Parents

[The speaker is Harvey Wood. The questioner is David McAlary.]

Questioner: Some young people get along with their parents. Others don't. Many young people feel that one important reason for this is that their parents just don't respect them as individuals. Their parents try to live their lives for them, and this causes families to drift apart.Speaker: Certainly youth should be treated as individuals and respected for what they really are. But I think this works both ways. Youth might well ask themselves a very genuine question: Do I respect my parents as individuals? Parents and youth are going to get along better when they have a spiritual basis for respecting the true individuality of each member of the family.Questioner: Everyone has a right to "do his own thing," to plan his own life and not be a mere carbon copy of his parents. Is this what you mean?Speaker: It goes deeper. When I speak of a spiritual basis, I'm thinking more about the insights that the Bible gives us concerning man's individuality.

Words of Current Interest
August 23, 1969

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