Is it always a question of who's right and who's wrong... or of who's dumb and who's intelligent... I dare ask this questions because apart from money, these has been the point of discussion if not, the quarrel for most of the time between husbands & wives. I say, it is never a question of who's right or who is wrong but rather a question of "is it the right thing to do?" and "will it be a beneficial to all members of the family? These simple questions should somehow be answered before the conclusion of every plan, decision and actions that we undertake as caretakers of our family. Each of us (husband & wife) has to do our part in building the lives of our children and that of our family as a whole. We should, likewise, be responsible for every mistake that we do and every wrong word that we say because what we do or say that hurts them now can still hurt them in the future. The grinds of daily life are sometimes too much to take, we get tired, we get bored and we get fed up with the usual routine but that’s just the way it is. You will have to find a way somehow to make your daily toils interesting, fulfilling and not boring. Raising a family requires a lot of hard work, sacrifices and even tears. The happy part is knowing that at the end of the line, we can all say, “I have done my part”.
I say also that being wrong doesn't have to always mean that you’re sorry, I say acknowledge the mistake, learn from it and move on. If you say sorry, then I guess one must be sincere in seeking the apology. Saying sorry is a whole lot different from BEING sorry. There’s a world of difference between the two.
In conclusion, family life, especially with children is no joke, never was and never will be. What could be tougher, raising a family with both husband and wife helping each other out OR raising the children all by your lonesome? I will hold forever in high esteem the single parents who single-handedly raise their children. That is hard and sure is one tough act to follow but, there will always be something missing in the balance. And that is the presence of one (spouse) to complete the whole equation. Differences can be settled with the proper communication and with God in between. I say proper because as grown ups, it is but right that we talk in such a manner that is not disrespectful and degrading. Everything is an easy task as long as we let the Lord in on our lives. Just let Him take control and everything will be as easy as 1,2 and 3.