Sibling Rivalry & Parental Responsibility

Adult Education

Zoom talk given by Fr. Paul Asoh on Feb. 9 at 7:00 PM.

The family is the first and oldest human institution, and to this institution God gave the command in Genesis 1:28 to “be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it.”

From the first children, Cain and Abel, Isaac’s and Rebecca’s sons Essau and Jacob, Jacob’s children, David’s children and others to date, there has existed a rivalry among children which parents may at times exacerbate by the greater level of affection shown to one child or children over other siblings.

This talk explores sibling rivalry through the scriptures and other contemporary lived experiences and the impartial role parents have to love, mediate and resolve some of these rivalries so that they don’t continue into adulthood.