Our view of God the Father is crucial to our wholeness. We can’t possibly run to a Father that we think is always criticizing us, watching us with a stern eye or ready to take away some of His blessings back for our bad behavior.
Years ago it was normal to respect differences of opinion. It was fine for each of my friends to think "our" way was the best and not be offended or feel discriminated against. We respected each other's "house rules".