•   Marriage is unity of two different family values

    Posted By: Admin 03-12-2017 13:26:44
    Marriage is unity of two different family values

    Family values are at the core of every marriage and every family. They are passed down through generations and give us the foundation for making choices in life. There has been much talk in recent years that the rise in crime, violence against women and children, drug use and just about every other societal negative is the result of weakening these values. Politicians on the campaign trail state that they stand for family values. Later, many of these same individuals have conducted themselves in ways that make it questionable what values they truly stand for.

    Which raises the question, what are family values and how does one consciously incorporate them into one's marriage?

    Here is their list:

    • Love and respect
    • Communication
    • Understanding/sensitivity/empathy
    • Sharing
    • Tolerance
    • Honesty
    • Hard work
    • Forgiveness
    • Flexibility/Adjustment

    While these are an excellent selection of values, they may not represent the best blend of values for your family. For example, there is no mention of either education or religion/spirituality; both of these would be important to many families.

    The truth is that there is no one best list for every family. You and your spouse need to sit down and consciously select the values you believe should be at the core of your marriage and in the lives of your children and grandchildren.