Teaching children by how you treat your spouse

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  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Feb. 20, 2013 9:05 p.m.

    @STB & Raybies

    You two had opposite spectrum takes but I liked them both and found them relevant here.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 5:42 a.m.

    One of the most important things a man can learn in the world is how to respect a woman. It is not necessarily a natural skill, but it is a necessary one. I can see why God makes it a requirement of heaven. How can a man be trusted with anything if he cannot master himself around the gentle nurturing female soul?

  • sharrona layton, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 5:14 a.m.

    To: Twin Lights, I have often thought that we give Thomas a bad rap as we do with Peter as well.

    Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which ‘Peter ‘would glorify God. Then he said to him, “FOLLOW me!”(John 21:18-19).

    Don’t be ashamed to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God that you belong to him.(1 Peter 4:16).
    Nero sought matter against Peter to put him to death. St. Jerome said that Peter was crucified, his head being down and his feet upward, himself so requiring, because he was (he said) unworthy to be crucified after the same form and manner as the Lord was.

  • STB Pleasant Grove, UT
    Feb. 16, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    Open Minded Mormon, that is how I read it too. Men should treat their wives with respect, but women need to do the same to their husbands. If women are indifferent to their husband, nag, whine, complain, put down, abuse, or cheat they are hurting the relationship just as badly as men who do the same. I've seen women do this to their man, believe me it happens a lot.

  • donquixote84721 Cedar City, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 5:30 p.m.

    When a child is born, they are only aware of their needs, like, I am hot, cold, hungry, or Mommie hold me. Approximately of children will become a mirror image of their same gender parent This is great if their parent are well adjusted self-reliant people, but is also true if the parents abuse them, each other,drugs, alcohol, or are repeat criminal offenders, or long term welfare recipients. Whatever they see the Significant Others, in their lives, do, becomes 'normal' to them.

  • shuzam Pleasant View, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 1:17 p.m.

    To the open minded mormon:
    There's an article that might be helpful to you that ran today that addresses wives- "10 Ways to Turn Off Your Valentine" by Allyson Reynolds.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    Feb. 15, 2013 10:32 a.m.

    I'm curious,
    It always takes 2 to tango.

    Why is there no talks or articles going the other way?
    All this talking is so one-sided.

    When are women/wives supposed to show respect and honor toward their husbands?

    It's no wonder why men up and leave the relationship, home and family and start begin having affairs?

    Every man I know didn't leave a perfectly good situation, just go looking for someone younger or prettier.
    It was ALWAYS because of constant nagging, belittling and disrespect or comments of being inadequate or not good enough at home. Always!

    I've talked to friends and family members who've left, and gone on to greener pastures.
    Verbal abuse (hen-pecking, naggin) was always the reason for it.

    When will the Church, and these articles start showing a little more balance, and address the other side of relationships and why marriages are failing or how those that are being trying and difficult, can be made better?

  • jthvingfn Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 7:59 a.m.

    Wonderful article. As I was reading this I found myself wanting to send it to everyone that was raising boys. My husband has been a fabulous example to our one son and two daughters. His father was a fabulous example as well. I am grateful everyday as I now watch two or our three children who are now starting families of their own and how they treat their spouses. The success of our society begins in the family with each individual. Thanks you for this great article.

  • gcrobmd GADSDEN, AL
    Feb. 15, 2013 3:07 a.m.

    Nice article demonstrating how children have the best opportunity to model positive behavior in a family with a mother and father. Children have a right for such an opportunity.

    The family is the best training ground to learn how to behave like celestial beings.

  • Rosebyanyothername Home Town USA, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 3:09 p.m.

    Young women can take a lesson and see how a young man treats HIS mother. He will treat her the same if they were to eventually become a married couple. It is a measuring stick at best as well as how she sees his father treat his wife. Food for thought.

    It can also be the same only in reverse. It works both ways if young people see how couples handle stress and communication. It is also apparent how they, young men and women treat their parents and their attitude toward them in stressful situations.

  • Climberswife Midvale, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 2:19 p.m.

    I have 6 sons... 4 of which are adopted and had rough beginnings. Thanks for this article which reminds us as parents and grandparents that there are ways to help our children and grandchildren live in this world where there is visual reminders of the inappropriate things of the world and to help a child realize that they will be exposed to this stuff ... there are ways to help them handle it when you aren't around and to gain respect for the parent and grandparent and the family values which are a precious commodity in this society...

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 10:19 a.m.

    To Geoff: - I was really touched by your words and belief. You are a son any Mother would be proud to call her own. You just handled that so well in what you told your son. I appreciate your example and wish there were more men out there with your wisdom and example. Thank you.