There is something that is very important to teach our children about from a very early age - Marriage.
Our children see our marriage. They understand more than we realize. What we model to them is their first and most influential example of marriage. Is your marriage teaching your children how to truly love, respect, honor and cherish a mate? Or is your marriage teaching your children the exact opposite?
How can we teach our children about marriage?
Even if you do not agree with him, respect him. Period. Not only does this teach your children to respect their spouse, but it shows true love to your husband.
If you do not agree with something he says or does, only tell him in a calm way, not an accusing way. And only tell him in private, away from the kids and away from others.
Hold your temper and your tongue and take the discussion into the privacy of your bedroom. Even in the privacy of your bedroom, be careful not to raise your voice, voices carry.
When you speak ill of your husband, it gives the impression to your children that it is okay to speak badly of their father and later on their own spouse. When you are speaking to others, speak positive words about your husband.
We are called by God to be servants, so serve your husband. You can do little things to help him out like run errands, fix him a glass of tea, bring him a snack and iron his clothes, for just a couple of examples.
Laugh with your husband. Even if it is the same joke you have heard a million times, laugh. This shows your husband your love and shows your children that marriage is meant to bring fun, not anger.
Hold hands with your husband, kiss and hug. Let your children see that you love each other.
It is Saturday and you want to go to the park for a picnic and play but your husband wants to get yard work done. Come to a mutual agreement. Do yard work for two hours; then go to the park for two hours. Let your children see you working together and compromising.
Let your children see that in a marriage, prayer is vital. Let them see you praying together.
When you are saying prayers throughout the day, pray for your husband. Let your children know that praying for your mate is of great importance.