If you were asked the question what is one piece of relationship advice you are planning on teaching your kids when they get older, what would it be? The Huffington Post asked readers of their “Divorce” column that very question.
Now, I am not a fan of asking divorced people how to have a successful relationship, but some of their pieces of advice were actually pretty good. Following some of their advice just may keep your relationship from ending the way their relationships did.
Before I share some of the advice shared in the HuffPost article as well as some of what my wife and I plan to teach our kids, what relationship advice will you teach your kids?
10 Love Lessons You Should Teach Your Kids
- Never stop dating your spouse, even after the honeymoon is over. Make dates a priority.
- Respect your spouse, even when you don’t see eye to eye.
- Make your relationship the 2nd most important relationship, 2nd to your relationship with Christ.
- Learn their love language, and speak it often.
- No matter if you argue, disagree, or have separate opinions, always listen.
- Be the first to apologize more often than not.
- Have fun with your spouse.
- Love your spouse through their shortcomings, and never give up hope in your relationship.
- Find a hobby you can both enjoy.
- Be patient, kind, gentle, and faithful.
Heeding this advice can help your relationship, and if you teach your kids the lessons you can give them the best chance to have loving, and thriving relationships.
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