Does a struggling child mean that your marriage must suffer?

June 7, 2021

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Do you have a child that is struggling?  I mean seriously; this past year with a global pandemic has been challenging for all kids.  Whether they have felt isolated from their friends, had to learn on their computer or sunk into depression; this has been a difficult year for them.  My question to you is, how has this affected you or more importantly your marriage?

Have you even had any time to sit quietly alone with your spouse and connect?  Often times we think as mothers that it is crucial to give all of our time and energy to our children; really isn’t that why we became a mother in the first place?  But if we are losing ourself in the process and our marriage has taken a back seat, then maybe it is time to reevaluate.

I am not suggesting that we don’t focus on a child who needs us; but how different would that focus be if you and your spouse were working together as a team?  Imagine if you felt totally connected to your spouse, would you show up more effectively in finding solutions for your children?  Would you be able to be more present, if you knew your spouse was your biggest supporter?  

A marriage like this is possible; it takes work and effort; but is available.  We have to be willing to put our relationship higher on the priority list.  As you focus on your spouse and intentionally choose to work on your marriage, you will be stronger than ever.  You will be able to handle that hard child or deal with the difficulties more effectively.

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