In light of the post yesterday about the difference between Lot and Abraham in helping their children choose a spouse, what did or didn’t your parents do?
Would you have taken their advice?
My parents had very little input into my marriage, not that I asked for it either. However, even if they had desired to give advice or share their wisdom I probably wouldn’t have listened. I came from a broken family and between my parents there were a total of at least four divorces. So needless to say I wouldn’t have considered their opinion important or useful. Also neither were actively striving to live as a Christian nor attending church so that would have also played into my decision to not take their advice. (Not that I had a good understanding of being a Christian myself.)
My experience shows that we as parents must earn the privilege to assist our children in choosing a spouse.
Would your children listen to you now?
What would you have to do to get your children’s heart so that they trust you and your wisdom?