I'm 49% Mother and 51% Wife -- And It Has to Be That Way

Right now, I’m in the daily trenches of training my four daughters. Trenches filled with temperamental rollercoasters, invisible ink, and sass. And it’s serious business. It takes a lot of physical, mental, and emotional energy to, as Proverbs 22:6 says, “train up a child in the way he [or in my case, ‘she’] should go.”

That’s why judgment was the last thing on my tongue when I recently read a post on GoodHousekeeping.com titled, “I’m 99% Mother and 1% Wife – And It Has to Be That Way.” You see, as a fellow mom, I understood this writer’s point that parenting is exhausting and time consuming. It is. I get it. I bet you do too.

Here’s the thing, though: No matter how exhausting or demanding parenting may personally be for me, my husband and our marriage will always come before my kids.

Always.

Yep, I’m 49% mother and 51% wife — and, at my house, it has to be that way.

What does that mean exactly?

I’m over at iBelieve discussing what this looks like in our family and three reasons it has to be that way. You can read my article “I’m 49% Mother and 51% Wife — And It Has to Be That Way” here.

What about you? Do you agree or disagree with me? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

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Ashleigh Slater is the author of the books, Braving Sorrow Together: The Transformative Power of Faith and Community When Life is Hard and Team Us: The Unifying Power of Grace, Commitment, and Cooperation in Marriage. She loves to combine the power of a good story with practical application to encourage and inspire readers.

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