My husband and I came from families with different background, cultures and traditions, but those didn't stop us from getting along very well as a couple. We managed to make our marriage work through constant compromise, supporting each other, understanding, trust, and most of all love. We always put God in between us when it comes to decision making including how we will raise our children.
Hubby grew up in a family who has strong faith in God and family ties. His family goes to church every Sunday and visits their grandparents afterward. They spent a lot of times together as family doing things that strengthens each other and family as a whole. They love outdoors...and things that stimulates their minds such as reading, going to museums, trip to historical sites to name a few. He is a good son who follows his parents advice till he get to be 18. He left home to attend college and that's where he learned how to live alone and tend for himself. He remains close to his parents even though he lives away from them. He visits his parents every so often and vice versa. Now that he is married, he still communicates with them once and sometimes twice a week over the phone. They are very often with each other.
As a father to my son, he is the opposite of what his Dad is when it comes to parenting and discipline. He is more of a soft and kindhearted person and I am the strict one, just like my FIL. A responsible person who do his best to sustain our needs. His family (us) comes first before anything else. We both belong to the same faith before we even met that is why we don't have problem raising our son. We both want Jacob to be close to God and be a God fearing person. And that is how he is now. Jake loves to go to church, learn about Jesus and be with is friends.
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