Sometimes letting kids make mistakes can be the best help a parent can give.
I love when unexpected moments offer a great “Ah-ha!” It happened after I’d been doing laundry all day and still wasn’t finished. With five children, my dirty-clothes pile multiplied daily. As I began to sort my teenage son’s T-shirts, I realized with growing alarm that I’d inadvertently washed his sister’s red skirt with his clothes. …
The house and children aren’t solely my responsibility. And the chaos isn’t entirely mine, either. My husband, Greg, is an equal partner with equal responsibility. He’s not simply “helping” me.
When your wife says there’s something wrong with your marriage, guess what, there’s probably something wrong with your marriage. And for the sake of that marriage, a husband would do well to listen.
A wife often finds herself jealous when she hears about a husband who does laundry. She’s learned to focus on what her husband does right — listens and shares his hobbies — instead of what he doesn’t.
Seek ways to come alongside and help your spouse, encouraging him or her to remember it is God who gives us the ability to handle shared responsibilities.