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John Seymour | 1830 comments Mod
2. Some advice Timothy received from his father was contrary to the way his mother had tried to raised him. What factors do you feel contributed to Timothy valuing his father’s advice over his mother’s?

Gina Marinello-Sweeney Perhaps it was seen as the easier way out. His father's way of living was compatible with the modern society in which Timothy lived. He would not have to fight against that society or peer pressure, but instead go along with it. It was also perhaps easier for Timothy to focus on self---self-gain, self-pleasure, etc.--- instead of living a life of sacrifice and focus on others as his mother would have taught.

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Jill A. | 656 comments It was easy for Timothy to observe his father's success (wealth, status, power to get his way) while his mother seems weak, a loser, not much of a role model--until he starts becoming reflective much later. I have the impression, too, that she didn't talk to him much about the truths of the faith, just lived them quietly. Probably a mistake.

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