So, do we have to LIKE our parents?
Here is the story of my father-in-law.
My father-in-law is an opinionated man with no knowledge to back up his opinion. He frustrates my wife and causes her physical anxiety when she has to talk to him. She suffers from an incurable chronic disease. It is a burden she carries each day, and she gets by through the strength of God. He insists that if she thinks positive she would get better. It is her ATTITUDE making her sick. He tells her how she is treating her disease wrong. He is so worried about getting his opinion heard he does not hear his own daughter's thoughts and treads right over her feelings. He ignores the 15 years of doctor's opinions and tells her that she needs another medical opinion. He is not an abuser or anything, he is just unpleasant and difficult. He gets mad if my wife does not visit HIM, but he does not visit us. AND he has 9 cats to which she is allergic; so why would we want to take her into that house?
Can she honor him without liking him? Even more, can you love someone you don't like?
I know what I think, but what do you think?