Each of us has to make a decision. We have to take a stand in our home. Will we stand for peace? Will we stand for harmony? Will we stand for unity? Or will we just stand by and let our marriages and families deteriorate by our own neglect, or harshness, or unkindness.
Oscar Wilde was quoted saying, “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” It’s a sad fact but true nonetheless. We all just have to decide as husbands which one we will be. Will we cause happiness in our home through the way we act and live, or will we cause happiness when we leave because we brought heartache and pain to our family.
You don’t have to make a conscious decision on this one. If you don’t make any decision at all, that’s a decision. If you don’t decide that you are going to have a positive effect on the temperament and attitude of your home, than you most certainly will have a negative effect. But if you make the choice to be the cause of happiness in your home, your home and everyone in it will benefit and even start to mimick it.
I hope that each man who reads this truly understands that they are not only responsible but they are in the unique position of being able to bring happiness and joy into their marriage and family. Don’t believe for a minute that you are just an innocent bystander watching what is happening in your family. Make the decision to bring happiness with you wherever you go but especially into the place you live and love. Don’t let there ever be a day that your wife and family are happier when you go then when you stay right there with them.