In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to give equal time to another aspect of messy marriage—messy moms and dads. Believe it or not, it’s true—very often in messy marriages you’ll also find messy parents. And I’m not talking about the times when your husband leaves his underwear hanging on the headboard.
I’m talking about how our messes and mistakes in marriage often result in messy parenting.
In fact, it’s sort of like asking the proverbial question, which comes first—the chicken or the egg? Or, in this case, the messy marriage or the messy parent? They tend to go hand in hand.
In future posts, I will be addressing some of the issues messy mom’s and dad’s face. And here’s where you come in, tell me what you think are some messy parenting issues that should be addressed and you’ll be entered in a contest to win Charlie Hall’s latest CD – “The Rising.”* If you want to comment anonymously, then you’ll need to take the additional step of emailing me your contact info at gobethsteff at gmail dot com.
And to get you started, I’ve been working on one post that is a messy parenting issue – putting your children before your marriage relationship.
So now you tell me what you’ve seen in your marriage or in other people’s marriages that has led to messy parenting.
Oh, and one of the major mistakes that messy married men make is forgetting to honor their wives and mothers on Mother’s Day. So let this be your reminder to make her feel special, and if you do, that will be one less mess you’ll have to clean up. Now that’s something that’ll make any mother smile!
*I will be announcing the winner of the contest on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th at 7 p.m. So get your comments in by the deadline!