Family Life Line with Pastor Bisi Adewale
YOU ARE ONLY RAISING STRANGERS MY FRIEND
This conversation ensued between two friends. Zane, you cannot continue like this, which is more important to you, your family or your job? You and your wife are working without paying attention to your children, you don’t have time for them.
Today you are in the north while your wife is in the south, tomorrow both of you are outside the country.
Let me be candid with you my dear friend, ‘you are only raising strangers for yourself and your future will suffer for it’ said Zane’s friend
Zane could not say anything because this has severally caused a dispute between him and his wife who is also more concerned about her career than the children. They could be out of the house at times for weeks without seeing their children while the children are left at the mercy of their house helps and Nannies.
Dear Listener, It s good to work and be able to provide for your family but what is the essence of working at the detriment of your children?
They are actually the future you have and once they miss it at the formative stage without parental guidance it could be a challenge to get it right later in life.
Just like Zane’s friend concluded, ‘You are only raising strangers as children.’ They don’t know you in the day so don’t expect them to care for you in the night.
The only parent they know is their house helps who have over the years catered for.
Think about this, what shall it profit you if you gain all the wealth in this world with lots of awards and achievements to your credit but you lose your children to the cold hands of predators who are going about with different vices?
As a couple, sort this out before it’s too late.
You have the option of one person resigning to do a personal business so that there will be enough time for your children.
May you not fail as a parent in Jesus name.