For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. Proverbs 23:7
I was talking to a friend recently, that shared with me his challenges of parenting. His specific hurdle was that his child also spends time with his biological mother, every other weekend. Each time that his son comes back from a weekend visit he has to “reprogram” his son to the rules and boundaries of their home. He does so by setting strict parameters and consistently reinforcing what is acceptable in their home…
While it brought about interesting thoughts about parenting, it also made me think about how we interact with our husband or wife. There are many influences that shape our spouse’s view of the health of your marriage. But none will be greater than the things they see and hear from you!
Spend time reinforcing the depth of your love and commitment to them. Be intentional about saying I love you and through your actions, drill it into their heart that they hold the highest priority in your life.