Be careful not to let your desire to be a good parent come at the cost of your marriage relationship.
Your children need your time, but so does your spouse. Often, this statement comes with a sense of guilt because you don’t feel like you can give everything to everyone all the time.
Firstly, you need to know that God is the only person that can meet all their needs, it’s not solely on your shoulders.
Secondly, you need to know that God gives us children to raise and then give back to Him—they are passing through your house.
Thirdly, you need to remember that you spouse is the second greatest thing God ever did for you outside of sending His Son to save you. And when you steward the health of that relationship, the strength and health of your family will follow.
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THE TAKE AWAY
One of the five habits of unsuccessful families is that they make their home child-focused. Children need attention and focus, but not to the level that it crowds out time with your spouse.
Remember, the health of your marriage relationship will add to the health of your family and your overall parenting success.
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