Making Your Spouse a Priority
One of the most important priorities in your life is your spouse. People, and especially mothers, tend to let this priority slip from its proper placement, putting their children above their marriage. Although it sounds noble not to put anything above your children, in reality it is harmful for everyone, including the children. If anything is more important to you than your marriage, your marriage is at risk of failing. It is the foundation of the family.
One of the best things you can do for yourself, for your marriage, and for your children is to take a few minutes each day to meditate, or have a quiet time. It will rebalance and refresh your spirit. Everything will seem easier to manage.
Many people would feel guilty putting another adult, even a spouse, above their children. However, it is not a matter of viewing one person as more important than another. It is an understanding of how we need to attend to the obligations and responsibilities of our lives. A child cannot feel secure and grow up to the best of his ability if the family's foundation is insecure.
If a child's parents love each other and work hard to create the best relationship they possibly can, their child will feel that security within his own life. It has been said that there is no greater gift a father can give his children than to love their mother. It is also true that a mother can show nothing greater to her children than love for their father.