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Thursday, January 3, 2013

What Do Your Kids Learn From Your Marriage?

I would like to start a new weekly series on "A Bunch of Stuff" that will try to encourage parents as they raise their kids.  Actually, it might just me looking for some help as well.  And, almost ALL the content will be from others who have more experience then me.  But, from my 25 years of experience as a youth pastor, I have come to realize that the parents have all the responsibility of raising their kids - not the youth pastor, the church or anyone else.  So, I want to encourage parents to do the parenting.

Here is my first link.  Please feel free to comment about your thoughts below.  
Doug Fields writes about "10 Things Kids Learn From Their Parents' Marriage" at  He says that while he is not always speaking about his marriage, his kids can always learn from what they see.  Just as an older gentleman with three boys told me a long time ago.  "I always try to follow the speed limit and the posted signs because I have 6 eyes in the back seat watching everything I do."  Same is true about your marriage.  Check out Doug's list and evaluate how you are doing in your marriage.  And, maybe you could add to the list.  


Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100% that as parents we are responsible for raising our kids. Too often as Christians we think we are doing our job by taking them to church or Sunday school or by sending them to a Christian school. Even though we are only responsible for our own children we should encourage one another and reinforce the values when we are with other families.

Joel Snyder said...

Thanks Janel for your comment! I am looking forward to these weekly posts. I hope others will dialog as well.