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Set the Standard

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Someone once said to me that they asked my dad, "What would you do if your daughter's husband treated her the way that you treat your wife?"

This statement came back to my mind recently--I don't know why--and as I thought about it, I realized that I could have married a completely different type of man than I did....if I had've followed my father's example of what a husband and father is. (I should clarify--that example was not a good one.)

Than it hit me; if my daughter's husband treated her how my husband treats me, would I be happy? With a smile on my face, I could honestly answer, YES!

Then another thought came to mind; we as parents set the standards for what our kids are going to accept. We all need to ask ourselves, are we treating our spouses the way we want our kids to be treated by their future spouses? If not, I suggest we change for their sake.

How high are your kids' standards going to be?
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  • JENNY712
    GREAT Blog! Thank you for posting! emoticon

    2110 days ago
    You have written a great blog. Thank you!
    2110 days ago
    It's great to hear my daughter talk about her dad. It's nice to hear her say things like "boys can cook, my dad does it all the time." I know it's just a small example, but it is profound the way our actions speak to our kids.
    Although I'm also glad that kids are resilient and can see so much goodness in the world. My daughters encourage me to be a better person. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.
    2114 days ago
    My daughter is a newlywed, and I am so thankful for the man she married. She had such a wonderful example in her daddy. And I am blessed beyond belief in having her daddy for my husband! I grew up in an abusive, neglectful home, and I cringe at the thought of what if I had married a man like my father? God is so good to me!
    2114 days ago
    Great stuff, thanks!

    Debb :)
    2114 days ago
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