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Hello i am at a crossroads on wether or not to move in with my dad. My parents got a divorce when i was nine im sixteen now. I want to move with him because it will keep me out of trouble and just be a better envorinment for me. But on the other hand i do not want to leave my mom or brothers and sister behind. So could you please give me some very helpful advice thank you.

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Hi Allen

Thanks for this great question.  Since I know nothing of your mom or your dad, I can only give you some general suggestions on how to find wisdom in this situation.

1.  Ask God directly for guidance.

James 1:5 (AV)
5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

2. Ask your pastor or spiritual leader for guidance.

Hebrews 13:17 (AV)
17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

3. Get Godly counsel from folks you respect.

Proverbs 24:6 (AV)
6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.


I hope that this helps you.

In Christ
Pastor Don

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Pastor Don Carpenter

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I am a father of four and a Baptist Pastor. Before becoming a senior pastor, I was a youth pastor and worker for over 10 years. If you ask this volunteer a question, you will get the benifit of 20 + years experience in the ministry and the counsel of the Bible, God`s perfect book. Feel free to ask any Biblical or moral questions.

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I have been involved in pastoral type counseling for 20+ years. Most of my experience has been with chemical addiction, crisis intervention, and some types of severe mental illness. I have some secular training in those areas as well as a Bible College degree.

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Evangelical Baptist Church

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Revival Baptist Chronicles
The Fundamental Baptist Voice

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BS in Bible from Baptist Bible College in CLarks Summit PA
Various training seminars in, Co-occuring disorders, treatment of those who have been sexually abused, and Solution Focused Therapy.

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