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Just a couple more days until we celebrate love – for the men reading this you have only 36 hours to get your wife something meaningful and thoughtful. I want to take a moment and say something that is not said enough.
Your first and highest calling is to be a follower of Christ. Your second is to be a great spouse and great parent. We all wrestle with the responsibilities and time commitments that we have and wonder how we are going to make it all work. However, being a great husband/wife and father/mother is critical in your life! If you are experiencing difficulty in your marriage, or are neglecting your kids under your roof, your life is out of balance and that is a problem.
Do not sacrifice your marriage or your family because you cannot say no! Now let me say this as well. My 16 years in ministry tell me that the first things we jettison out of our schedule are the things that push us to the Lord – church or an area of service. If you are serving in so many areas of the church that your family is suffering, stop! For most of us that probably isn’t the case. Instead we have filled our days with sports, entertainment, travel, and social groups. None of these are bad unless they are keeping us from cultivating a healthy marriage and family.
If you find yourself struggling in your marriage or with your family, please let me or someone else know! I want to walk with you, pray for you, and help you be set up for success, especially in your family life!