I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
─ Ephesians 4:1-3
Parenting in unity and agreement is a big issue. Time and time again, couples who are having marriage problems admit one of the biggest challenges they face is they’re not on the same page in parenting the children. Another one that comes up is we’re not on the same page with our money. Parenting challenges elevate and reveal our expectations.
Expectations minus reality equals disappointment is a life formula for everything, and when we’re raising our kids, but we’re not on the same page with how we want to raise them, we experience tension in our marriage and in our relationships with the kids.
One of the habits of couples living on purpose is to get on the same page when it comes to parenting. They discover success by discussing their expectations with one another. They outline what they are willing to do, where they can compromise and the things they struggle with. Then they work together to formulate a plan to parent in unity and agreement – a plan that works for them and for the children.
Today’s One Thing
Are you and your spouse on the same page when it comes to parenting? Take some time this week to talk about your successes as well as what you can do better.