The title of today’s post is probably does not have to do with what you might think. I learned yesterday of the importance of keeping your marriage as a top priority in your home.
I finally got around to calling a long time friend. We had not talked in about a year. After our conversation was over, and the phones placed back on the dock I had a lot of thinking to do. When a couple has children the children cannot be the major event of the home. In this day and age we live this will not be too popular to say; but when you have children the most important thing they need to see is not you keeping them busy and hopping and happy. The greatest thing you can give your child, other than the message of Christ Jesus, is a good marriage.
Your children need to see Dad loving Mom, respecting Mom, and Mom respecting Dad. They need to know you two are together forever. The two of you have made a vow to God, “Until death do us part”. Your children will grow up and leave home. You will no longer have them in your arms, and within reach any longer. Be glad, not sad about that; that is what growing is all about.
I have watched several homes, though not intentionally, but usually from afar. They have majored on their children, neglected their marriage; then when the children are grown and out on their own the marriage falls apart and they divorce. These are far too often Christian homes.
Love your children, YES! Cherish your wife and love her like Christ loves the church and gave Himself for her. Cherish your husband, love and respect him in the Lord.
Just a note. Marriage can only be between a man and woman. Anything else is perversion.
My wife and me celebrated our 38th Anniversary on July 28 and look forward to many more empty nest years together. Have they all been smooth and trouble free? No way. But they have sure been good.
From the banks of Flat Creek.