Last week I shared with you about How to Raise a Moral Child. This week we learned about Right Beginnings.
What was the very first human relationship in the Bible? That's right, the husband-wife relationship. That is the first priority relationship in the family. When you add children, you extend the family. So how do you maintain the marriage as you become parents? One concept is to develop "couch time." This is about 15 minutes every week night after dad/mom come home from work where the couple sits on the couch or somewhere in the main family area and has some connection time. The children are allowed to be in the vicinity, but may not participate in the discussion. This concept is highly crucial for your kids to know the mom and dad love each other and spend time together IN FRONT of the children.
So, practice some "couch time" in your home and tell me how it goes. Our son was not too happy not to be the center of attention, but I know that as we keep doing this he will learn to respect our boundaries and see that the marriage is most important.
Hope you enjoy this series and it whets your appetite! Next week: Touchpoints of Love. Blessings, Shonda