When two people decide to get married, a commitment is made which includes starting a family and growing old with the other person. Along comes babies and raising these children to become adults is not only about food or clothes but making these individuals respectable members of society.
Raising your children well is a vocation. This is because children look up to their parents as role models. In most cases, the children want to become just as good or better than what the parents were able to become. By teaching the kids good values at home and enriching those values at school with the guidance of the teachers and the peers in class, the children can succeed in their endeavors. See where the molding of these beings started? It’s from parenting.
There is an issue that most parents have to face and that is whether to be focused on the children or on the marriage. This issue has led some couples to have to turn to counseling and has made people realize that in order to keep the marriage and the family together, the people involved should not forget the basic foundation, which is the marriage.
First time parents fear separation (from their children) anxiety believing that something bad will happen to their kids if they are not always by their side. No matter how hard it is, the parents should learn to trust others so that their children don’t have to suffer from their parent’s paranoia whenever they are not within their eyesight. This can also help the parents have more time for each other as a couple.
Quality time spent between the parents such as going out on a date or talking to each other is essential, otherwise they may start drifting apart causing more problems in the future which may result in divorce. Some people are not able to cope with this since these individuals came from broken homes.
Some couples may not have children. These couples may have something biologically wrong which prevents having a family. Since this is something painful to accept, perhaps the individuals involved should be open-minded about adopting a child that they can treat as their own. This can be done by going to adoption centers or even hiring surrogate mothers. .
Marriage is not just about raising kids. By giving an orphan a new chance at life and teaching it about responsibility and imparting values this child can do a lot of good and perhaps do the same when he or she has reached adulthood.
By putting faith in God and living by those words everyday, the family will remain strong and be able to face the challenges that may lie ahead, especially when children are around.