Share your thoughts, feelings, and stories as well as respond to others regarding these questions:
What is the most challenging thing about being a wife/husband AND a parent? If you aren’t married and/or a parent, what do you anticipate to be the most challenging part of juggling those 2 roles?
I’ll get us started …
My husband, Steve, and I don’t have kids yet. We’ve always said we wanted to take at least 5 years after marriage of just being together, enjoying and building our relationship, checking things off of our life’s adventure list, and establishing our finances before bringing kids into the picture. Both of us are very aware of the challenges that come with having children from watching those around us, so this was our approach.
From seeing our friends and family members having children, we have a lot of things that run through our minds about that chapter of our lives. Obviously youngsters are an immeasurable joy, but they are also a huge responsibility. Many people jump into child-rearing without really thinking about it too much, but it’s important to prepare yourselves for the financial, relational, physical, emotional, and personal implications of that decision.
Children are no-doubt a blessing, but it’s vital to Steve and me to be ready for them so that we are able to give them the best, most loving environment possible to grow up in.
Okay, it’s your turn!
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