Always Pull Together

My mother lived to be almost 93, and we were very close. Toward the end of her life, I visited her often. While I was with her, we both wanted to spend every precious moment we could sharing together. She gave me many choice tidbits about raising children. One of the best was: “Always pull together.”
Someone once asked an older brother, “Which parents are most likely to bring up their children so they will live for the Lord? Will it be the ones who are strict or the ones who allow their children a lot of liberty?”
That elderly brother had often worked with young people. He had a real care for them and for their parents. He had visited in their homes, seen their needs, and noticed their circumstances. He was well qualified to answer the question, and this is what he said: “It’s the ones who pull together that will keep their children on the right path. Marriage isn’t a 50/50 proposition. It’s the husband 100% for his wife, the wife 100% for her husband, and both of them together 100% for the Lord.”