And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. — Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV
We have often heard it said, ‘the best thing we can do for our children is to have a healthy marriage.’ I don’t know if that’s the best thing we can do, but if its not, its sure close to number one. Marriage can take a backseat to parenting particularly among homeschoolers who are focused on their children’s development 24/7/365. It is easy for dad to drift away from his wife when her primary attention and energy is spent upon the children. It is easy for mom to drift away from her husband when his primary attention and energy is spent on work and play.
February is a good month to re-assess, re-prioritize and re-energize our marriages. God ordained marriage and He created marriage. He commanded the first marriage to create children.
The point is to keep marriage the family priority. Keep marriage the first relationship in the home. We always work to have marriage seminars at the INCH conference in order to help you keep this most vibrant relationship growing. This year is no exception.
As you celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend, use this event to remind yourself that your marriage needs to take priority not just one day of the year, but every day during the year. The children came into your world as a result of your marriage and your children will go leaving you only your marriage. Make sure your marriage is strong and healthy, not only for your children but for you and for your grandchildren.
Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend,