.... a child biblically obligated (see Eph. 6:1 and Col. 3:20) to obey his parents? Here's the scenario: The son of a man (who happens to be a deacon) was told be his father that he MUST graduate from the very same college that his father did. However, the son does not wish to even attend (much less graduate) from his father's alma mater [The son wishes to pursue his studies at a different college because this college offers a major in what the son is very interested in, whereas his father's college doesn't.]. I've been asked by the son for my advice in this matter. Quite frankly, I'm at somewhat of a loss as to what to tell the son. What possibly complicates matters even more in this situation is the fact that I've been a very close business associate with the father for many years, and I don't want this particular issue to become something that will negatively affect the relationship that exists between me and his father. What would you recommend that I do in this situation?