How are we marinating them?
Marination is the process of soaking foods in a seasoned, often acidic, liquid before cooking. The technique of adding flavor by immersion in liquid.
The kind of wife or husband we become depends on how we were marinated, except some overpowering influence intervened to change the natural outgrowth of our upbringing
The good news is that, when the spirit of God enters our lives, every cutivated and hereditary tendency towards wrong can be overcome.
The question under consideration today is, are we preparing our children to become great husbands and wives? How are we marinating them? What are the influences (ingredients) we throw around them, the immediate home atmosphere that we allow them to be raised in?
Do we marinate them with power struggles, verbal, physical and emotional abuse. Name calling, infidelity to our spouse, expletives and unkind treatment of people?
Whenever we exhibit a certain behavior in the presence of our children, let's ask, how are we marinating them? What kind of adults will they become. Will I be proud to 'give them away' as the bride or groom of another?
If we desire our children to become a sweet smelling savor, and somebody else's "cup of tea", let us sweeten them with the healthiest ingredients.