I learned a heart stopping concept over the weekend as I studied through some biblical life issues with my twelve-year-old daughter. The idea itself seemed so elementary. (Yes, I had a duhh moment) Yet, when it was vocalized, my immediate response was, wow! The premise of the concept was this: If we teach/train our children, in the areas of helping, serving, and giving; they will display these same characteristics years later in their marriage role. This sort of training will help dissuade from relentless self-focus.
(I know…elementary, right?)
That goes on to tell me that many of us have pulled a big part of our notions of how things should be done, from all the things we learned while growing up. Our philosophies came from the obvious and the not-so-obvious ‘teachers’ in our lives. Be it, the lessons given intentionally or unintentionally.
How many times have you looked at your husband and silently wondered….”Who taught you that?” Then continuing in the conversation with yourself saying, “He can’t possibly think that is the correct way to get that done?”
2 Timothy 1:5, Paul tells Timothy, “….. clearly recalling your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois, then in your mother Eunice, and I am convinced is in you also.”
Here, Paul acknowledges the faith through Christ‘s teachings Timothy received from his mother and his mother’s mother. Paul mentions Timothy’s character; now being called to mind, as a byproduct of what he had been taught from generations before.
Guess what ladies, what you are seeing through your husband’s character, is a by-product of what he has been taught. And while you are looking at your husband, you can better believe, your husband is also looking at you, wondering ………
“Who taught you that?”