Here’s why I didn’t ultimately answer this young woman’s question in the way she was hoping: the same people who insist on a certain level of being “in love” to get married are the very people who, five years down the road, are more likely to leave their marriage because they no longer feel in love. They’ll say what counselors hear so often: “I still love him, I’m just no longer ‘in love’ with him.”
Do you take care of all the cooking, cleaning, and other jobs around the house? As a shining model of service, do you just expect your children to follow your example? Yes, you may be blessing your family with your serving, but you also may be depriving THEM of the opportunity to serve the family. Children need to learn the beautiful lesson of serving others.