Raising future spouses
About This Episode
As a parent, have you ever thought that you aren't just raising your own children, but you are also raising someone else's future spouse, life partner and parent? Thinking about the responsibility to pass on the best human possible brings a whole new awareness and perspective on what we may choose to teach and, most importantly, model to your children.
There's so much to teach our children while they are still young. Our goal is to help them become independent adults that can fend for themselves when we are no longer there, as well as help them learn the skills necessary to make a good spouse for someone else someday. But as we teach our children how to fold laundry, mow the grass, make rice, and throw out garbage, we should also remember to teach them kindness, generosity and the sacrificial aspect of love. Making the other person a priority is more than checking off lists, it involves denying our own desires for the well-being of the other. As we help our children become successful adults, let's not forget to spend the majority of our resources giving them an example of what love truly looks like.
THIS WEEK'S ACTION
- Offer forgiveness to those who have wronged you and become an example of sacrificial love.
- Stop being a taker; learn how to be a giver and show your children to do the same.
- Learn to appreciate your differences , no matter how irksome; and teach your children that our differences makes us stronger.
The Struggle is Real podcast is based off the book, The Struggle is Real: Parenting in the 21st Century written by Dr. Alicia La Hoz & Dr. Paul Meier.
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