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So I am beginning with the premise that parents are and should be involved and with that, will continue on to Part Two!
Our grandparents on both sides had been in “til-death-to-us-part” marriages and each of our parents were close to celebrating golden wedding anniversaries.
We made the same commitment and we knew that, as parents, we wanted to encourage our own children to do the same.
But we also knew we had not always chosen wisely along the way and hoped to see our children avoid some of the bumps in the road we had encountered.
Isn’t it interesting that often parents will do this with children when it comes to making career or educational choices, involvement in extracurricular activities, and financial decisions but it is hands off when it comes to dating and marriage?
It wasn’t that long ago when a young mom told me that her desire for me to mentor her was based on the fact that I “had been married to the same man for a really long time.” She knew that was hard to come by, even in her expressly conservative evangelical and Bible-teaching church. But I am not talking simply about the willy-nilly approach that has been taken toward any unbibical divorce and remarriage in the church.