The Husband Challenge Day 24

Day Twenty-four

And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the

training and admonition of the Lord.

(Eph. 6:4)

Children can be quite a challenge to the marriage relationship. A wise wife will support

her husband's leadership in the home as much as possible, and will praise him for his

fathering skills. Negativity makes a man feel like a failure, and may make him to want to give up.

Does your husband discipline your children wisely? Does he show them love and
encourage them? Does he take an interest in their activities and dreams? Does he
spend time with them? Does he take part in developing their character? Praise him for these important life skills.

If you don't have children, is your husband positive and encouraging around other

people's children? Let him know that you have noticed.

If your husband does not experience positive relationships with children, you will need

to figure out why. Perhaps he had negative experiences as a child with his own parents,

and needs to learn how to respond. Perhaps you can lovingly and patiently show him

how to parent—while still maintaining his authority in the home.

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