Monday, June 14, 2010

daily text 6/14

Monday, June 14th, 2010
"Sons are an inheritance from Jehovah" (Psalm 127:3)

Some couples who marry young find themselves expecting a child when they themselves are barely out of adolescence. They have not really had time to get to know each other properly before the arrival of the baby, who requires attention 24 hours a day. When the newborn quite naturally becomes the primary object of the mother's attention, the young husband may feel jealous. Furthermore, sleepless nights can create tension and stress that put a strain on the couple's relationship. They suddenly realize that they have lost much of their freedom. Now they cannot go places and do things as freely as they did before. How should they view their changed situation? They should do their utmost to deal with any necessary adjustments in a responsible way. A Christian mother and father will strive to assume their duties as "parents in union with the Lord."—Ephesians 6:1.
(Watchtower issue: 4/15/08, 4:7, 8)