Mary wasn’t the only influence on Jesus. He had an earthly father, Joseph. Mary and Joseph were a team. I believe they worked together to give Jesus everything he needed to be a well rounded individual, able to later influence many in His earthly life.
Sometimes, as moms, I think we may think our husbands are harsh with our young children. Maybe we think they are too firm.
But, I believe God wants our children to have the best of both his natures, his wholeness: mothering AND fathering. There is a complete difference, yet a completeness. And I think we need to learn to celebrate it.
I know I haven’t always thought Dirk handled things the right way….after all, he handled our children as a father, something I'll never fully understand.
Are you able to celebrate the way your husband fathers your children?