I would hope that my spouse and I could manage financial matters openly in a respectful dignified manner that could provide real-life educational experience to the child. At the same time, I understand the need to vent once in a while and the desire to protect our children from fear. If money is ever an emotional topic between my spouse and me, I hope I would recognize that and work on bridging that communication gap immediately. I think a couple must have common goals, including those of how to manage resources, in order for longterm success. My family always faced adversity very openly growing up and I believe it taught us to appreciate the hard work of our parents and respect them even more. it also gave our household a "team" oriented atmosphere that drove my siblings and I to work afterschool jobs to pitch in, and to work aggressively for scholarships.
Sooner or later I think every child will experience storms. I think experiencing them earlier taught us not to fear them, and to dance in the rain together.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
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