Who Is First…Your Children or Your Spouse?

Who Is First…Your Children or Your Spouse

One day, during an evening class for adults, the psychology Teacher entered the class and told students, “Let’s all play a game!” “What Game?”

The Teacher asked one of the students to volunteer. A lady, Aliza came forward. The Teacher asked her to write 30 names of most important people in her life on blackboard. Aliza wrote names of her family members, relatives, friends, her colleagues and her neighbors. The Teacher told her to erase 3 names that Aliza considered most unimportant. Aliza erased names of her colleagues. The Teacher again told her to delete 5 more names. Aliza erased her neighbors’ names.

This went on until there were just four names left on the blackboard. These were names of her mother, father, husband and the only son… The entire class became silent realizing that this wasn’t a game anymore for Aliza alone. Now, The Teacher told her to delete two more names. It was a very difficult choice for Aliza. She unwillingly deleted her parents names. “Please delete one more” said the Teacher. Aliza became very nervous and with trembling hands and tears in eyes she deleted her son’s name. Aliza cried painfully…The Teacher told Aliza to take her seat.

After a while the teacher asked “Why your husband? The parents are the ones that nurtured you, and the son is the one you gave birth to? And you can always find another husband!!!”

Total silence in the class.Everyone was curious to know her response. Aliza calmly and slowly said,
“One day my parents will pass away before me. My son may also leave me when he grows old, for his studies or business or whatever reason. The only one who will truly share his entire life with me, is my husband”. All the students stood up and applauded her for sharing this truth of life.

This is true and a fact of life. God created marriage for all and its a relationship for life. Always value your life partner, it’s not only for husbands alone but wives as well. God has united these two souls as one and it’s on you to nurture this relationship above all other relationships you have with friends, loved ones and family.

Before marriage, God first, your family second, but when you marry, God first and your husband or wife second.

Reference: Lessons Learned In Marriage

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