I’m so blessed to have my sweet blogging friend, Sue Chacko, on my launch team for Lies Moms Believe. She opened her blog up to me this week to share my heart on one of the topics from the book. I hope it inspires you in your pursuit of prioritizing your marriage in the midst of motherhood.
We live in a day and age in which our homes are becoming increasingly child-centric. We form our schedules around our children’s plans, always doing what they want to do, going where they want to go, and spending time the way they want to spend time. We have forgotten how to say, “no.” We have forgotten the importance of discipline, of teaching gratitude, of preparing our children for adult life by teaching them early that the world does not revolve around them – that, instead, their focus ought to be on how they can serve the world. Perhaps the most detrimental aspect of a child-centric home, however, is that our priorities get out of whack and our husbands become relegated to the back burner.
There are articles all over the internet which speak to the importance of keeping your marriage first, even in the midst of parenting. There are even practical tips available for how exactly to go about doing so (I include a whole list of such tips for you in Lies Moms Believe (And How the Gospel Refutes Them!)). What I want to focus on today is what the Bible has to say about all this. I could point to the studies which speak of how strong marriages make for strong families and how ignoring one’s husband is detrimental to one’s children. Rather than look at what man has to say, however, I want to draw us back to the alive, active, unchanging Word of God to see exactly what the Lord has to say to this topic. That is the passion of my heart – to show you just how very applicable and relevant the Bible is to each and every struggle or issue we could ever face in our lives – not the least of which is life balance and the pursuit of proper priorities!
To read the rest, head on over to Sue’s blog!