Every parent wants to have their child, one day, marry and settle down with the right person and have a successful marriage.

What many parents do not realize is that children must have an example of what a successful marriage looks like set before them.

It is no secret that children learn by imitating. From birth, children are constantly imitating their parents; this is how they learn and grow. Because of this, parents need to show, by example, the key elements that bring forth a successful marriage.

Does your child notice that mom and dad make time to go on dates?

Does your child see some affection on display?

Is yelling and slamming doors when you are having a disagreement something you want your child to do in the future?

Does your child see dad and mom working as a team, valuing each other’s opinions/views, and show that your relationship is stable?

What values are parents impressing upon their children by showing a successful marriage?

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  1. I can honestly say that I have only seen my parents even argue a few times in my whole life and mostly when I was adult never when I was a kid. That is a private thing and they didn’t want us to get upset. They do date nights and take 1 or 2 long weekend trips just them every year. This year makes 37 years married and almost 40 together. They are a great example for my husband and I.

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  2. I agree that the example set is the way children learn. My parents rarely displayed affection for one another and talked poorly about each other behind their back to me and my siblings. As an adult, I made many poor choices at dating and found myself mimicking their example without meaning to.

    It took a lot of work to reverse those behaviors and be a better me for a better found relationship. I enjoyed this post, thank you.

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