It’s Saturday morning. You and your 7 year old daughter are on your way to her soccer game. But just as you pull into the parking lot, your wife calls to say she forgot to put your daughters cleats in the car and that you’ll have to come all the way back home to get them.
Your frustration gets the best of you as you hang up with a bad attitude. Then you turn to your daughter and say, “How is it that your mom always forgets to do things I ask her? It’s like she isn’t even listening to me.”
Unfortunately, these sorts of conversations occur more often than we’d like to admit. Although making a negative comment about your spouse in front of your kids seems like no big deal in the moment, it can lead to your children dishonoring and disrespecting your spouse. Here is the slippery slope toward dishonoring your spouse, and how to avoid it.