You can bring out the best in your children and usher them into a great future. God has particularly equipped you for this. You have the power to create an enabling environment, not just for your children to flourish, but also for your husband.
The strength of relationship, we often say, is in fellowship. By this, we mean fellowship in all its ramifications. The couple who stay together, therefore, bond faster and more easily. There may be some friction in trying to smoothen the rough edges of their relationship but, by and large, staying together helps the relationship.
In the natural order of God, the man ought to be the breadwinner in the family. However, challenges and situations arise where the man is unable to meet the financial obligations of his home. This could be due to job retrenchment, bad financial investments and/or projects, among others.
We all need friends! They often provide the shock absorbers to cushion the effects of the many bumps of life. If we do not make conscious efforts to make new friends as we pass through life, we will soon find ourselves left alone. We often say and know to be true that one enemy is too many but a hundred friends are too few.
Appreciation inspires a sense of worth and motivates people to do more. As Gary Henry said, “Expressing appreciation is like grease on the gears of a machine…it makes others do their work much better!” And true appreciation for others often eliminates destructive criticism, gossip and divisiveness.
It has been said that the deepest of human needs is the need to be appreciated. Whether we are rich or poor, old or young, fat or slim, we yearn for appreciation. And when that yearning is satisfied, we practically bloom. That makes appreciation an essential element of human relationships.