What do I do if my parents don't like my friends? Sometimes I feel like it’s my parents vs. my friends!

Here's the answer:

If your parents don't like your friends, take a moment and think about what your parents might see that you don't see.

Friends are great! Because we like our friends so much, we want everyone to like them, but what if our parents don't like our friends? Like you said, it sometimes feels like a competition of parents vs. friends!

While it's easy to get upset when someone rejects your friends, it's also important to think about why? Don't forget, your parents used to be kids too, and they have a lot of experience with people. They have seen how trouble-makers can lead their friends to make bad choices. They know how to spot someone who isn’t a good friend. So when they don't like your friends, it could be they don't like what your "friends" may be doing to you.

God gave us parents and guardians to look out for us. God tells us to listen to them and to respect them and remember that they know more than we do. They know that sometimes a person isn't really a friend. So if your parents don't like some of your friends, pray about it. Ask God to help you see what your parents see, because it's most likely they are doing their best to protect you.

Bible Truth

"Don't let anyone fool you. 'Bad companions make a good person bad'" (1 Corinthians 15:33).

"A person with unfaithful friends soon comes to ruin. But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother" (Proverbs 18:24).