From Jim’s Heart–Parenting is a Partnership

God says to married men, “Husbands, love your wives” (Ephesians5:25). And how you love and care for your wife is a major factor in caring for your children. Why? Because parenting is a partnership. Let me explain…

As you love and care for your wife, she will have a sense of well-being. This, in turn, enables her to better focus her attention on the children. Because of the significant and unique role a mother plays in the lives of her children, your wife’s sense of well-being will affect how she influences and cares for your family. So by loving your wife, you have a positive and powerful impact on your children. That’s one way parenting is a partnership.

This doesn’t mean you can abdicate your duties as a dad. God still requires something of you. He requires that you bring your children up “in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). And when you love your wife, she will eagerly shoulder that responsibility with you. By working as partners, you’ll find the task of parenting much easier. So always keep in mind that one key to your success as a father (on the human level) is your love for your wife. Take a moment each day to offer up a prayer of thanksgiving for the mother of your children—your wife! She’s a special lady and deserves not only your prayers, but your verbal and physical affirmation. Take Solomon’s advice—”may you ever be captivated by her love” (Proverbs 5:19).

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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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