This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon.
When it comes to prudential matters like rules or discipline, you and your spouse need to act as a team. When it comes to discipline, it’s better to be wrong together than right alone.
You may think you have the perfect discipline plan…There is no perfect discipline plan!
…But the most essential part of any plan is that you and your spouse agree on it. Sure, it’s simpler to parent alone, but as a long-term strategy, it’s a disaster. The key is communication: you and your spouse need to talk, decide, and act together. Maybe it’s the wrong decision! But it’s incredibly crucial that you agree to be wrong…TOGETHER.
Spend more time talking with your spouse than listening to the experts. Because being in unity with your spouse unlocks the grace that comes from the sacrament of marriage. Remember: it’s better to be wrong together than right alone.
For more on this topic, listen to our podcast on parenting as a team at messyfamilyminute.org.