Children are usually the result of a sexual relationship between a man and a woman within or without marriage. Anybody can birth a child but it takes a lot of responsibility to parent a child.
Parenting a child is a huge role and can only be really balanced when both parents are there to fulfill their responsibility. Marriage, however, is the only institution where children can get this balance. Unfortunately, nowadays children are being born into the world with ill-equipped parents. Parents that are poor mentally, financially, emotionally, psychologically, morally, spiritually etc. And like the saying goes; ‘You can never give what you don’t have’.
Having sex in marriage can be quite a pleasurable experience especially for the men but when the result comes out, it is shocking how many men try to run away from their responsibility. They grumble with every request to pay bills pertaining to the child and at some point may ask the mother to start contributing to the child’s upkeep. This is very wrong. Many times, men also leave upbringing solely to the mother yet expect a perfect child, without adding any value to the said child.
Mothers, you are the nurturer of your children and the family as well. Do not neglect your child/children because of career. Don’t pick a job that would take too much of your time. It isn’t in your place to do the hustling. Leave the hustling to your husband and support him every step of the way. Your children are your future, give them your time.
The society today is full of morally bankrupt youths which is solely a result of poor parenting. Parents have failed to bring up their children properly as a result of neglect and carelessness. There are too many absentee fathers and mothers. Parents should know that whatever they sow in their child’s life is exactly what they would rip from them when they are grown. Do not have children just for the fun of it. Do not birth kids that would constitute a nuisance in the society. Do not birth children when you know you can’t yet carter for one. You who is about to get married, I hope you know that parenting is an integral part of the deal, are you ready for it?
Peach & Pear Counsel ©