Son – Husband – Father
As a young boy growing up, my father told me that I must provide for my family by working hard to put a roof over their heads and food on the table. These were values he learned during his youth.
I grew up to learn that there is more expected when raising a family. Such as teaching them how to give love, receive love, and communicate with spiritual love. Being a husband and a father is something you work on every day by acknowledging your wife and children with simple words; good morning, I love you, have a blessed day! Let them know how important they are in your life by being an example of spiritual love.
Your wife should be your focus everyday. Make sure she feels your love during the good and during the bad times of your relationship. I personally learned the hard way…by doing the opposite and then losing her after twenty five years. The following statement is so true: “You don’t know what you have until you’ve lost it”. I didn’t realize Gods gift to me until after I lost her. You should love your wife with the same passion you felt when you first seen her. Your heart felt love when you kissed her for the first time.
So how did I lose my one? I do believe the reason why I lost her is that I started focusing on loving worldly things, living of flesh, and stopped living spiritually. I remember telling my children, “Keep your relationship with love, and remember to continue dating throughout your relationship.” How sad to say, buy I never took my own advice. If I could turn back the time, I would tell her how beautiful she is, embrace her with a kiss, and tend to her needs everyday. I would not follow in the foot steps before me and instead use the principles that create a loving relationship.
I started to focus on my needs, which separated me from my wife and children. This is why it is so important to have spiritual guidance in your relationship. With spiritual guidance your relationship receives love, joy, peace, forgiveness, understanding, and commitment. Everyday is a challenge and life’s journey may have many difficulties, but love endures all. Love your spouse like you would want to be loved. Men are the leaders of their house, and everyone looks to them for guidance. We must lead them with spiritual love and guidance so as to create a Godly Loving Home. It is never too late to change but you must be a willing vessel to except change, so that you may recover what you lost in time. Spiritual growth allows others to see the change within you.
‘Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.’
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8