“A wise man maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.” – Proverbs 15: 20 KJV
When it comes to dating and marriage, I believe one aspect that is too often overlooked or dismissed is how a partner treats their parents. Parents are not just peers, they are people who carry you; care for you; provide for you; and counsel you. All of this, to shape you into a beautiful person. At least that’s what they’re supposed to do. If your parents have done the exact opposite, I pray for you.
People, specifically female readers, please observe how your man of interest interacts with his mother? Does he hug her? Does he call her Mom, or does he call her by her first name? Does he pitch a fit if his mother makes a simple request? Does he throw foul language in her face and ears? Does he dare to lay a hand on her as if she were a peer? Does he heed her wisdom? Does the man care for his mother in her elderly year, just as she nurtured and cared for him from infancy to those angsty teen years? Does he tell her, “I love you.”?
If a man doesn’t treat his mother with respect, what makes you think he is going to treat you any differently or be a good parent? The same goes for men. Fellas, how does your woman interact with her father?
If your partner honors and loves their parents, more than likely they will be a good parent to your future sons and daughters, and an honorable spouse to you.
(My Mom and me).