The best marriage advice I have ever received came from a man named Greg Shephard. He said there are two things you need to do in order to have a successful marriage. Keep Christ at the head of your household and simply “Be Nice.”
The best parenting advice I have ever received came from Dr. Michael Youssef who said, “Don’t tell your kids how to live, just show them.” If you want them to be respectful then be respectful. If you want them to be a jerk then be a jerk.
I always find it interesting how some people will be the nicest person in the world to a stranger on the street but then act like a jerk when they get home to their families. As the leaders of your family, I challenge you to consider the advice of Greg and Dr. Youseff. Work with your spouse to set an example for what a successful marriage should look like. Always keep Christ at your head of your home and simply “Be nice.” If you show your kids how a family should respectfully interact, then you won’t have to tell them because they will already know.
“Love is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person. To love someone isn’t just a strong feeling. It is a decision, a judgement, a promise.”