Monday, November 21Here is another suggestion on how to raise healthy kids: Speak highly of your mate in their presence.

Try faithfully to build each other up using words such as these, "You have a great Mom, and I have a great wife" or "Look at the super job your Dad did in the yard for all of us.  I am so thankful he is my husband."  Since children are imitators they will learn to show respect and build others up if they have watched you do the same.  And one more thing, watch your tone of voice.  How you say something is just as important as what you may say.  Make sure the tone shows patience and kindness towards one another.

Your kids are watching and listening.  In their hearts, as they watch and listen to you, they are preparing for their marriages.  Mom's/Dad's, make sure you treat one another the way you want your kids to treat their spouses!