It is easier to build up a child than to repair a n adult.
- Frederick Douglass
1 Corinthians 7:32-35 When you’re unmarried, you’re free to concentrate on simply pleasing the Lord... The time and energy that married people spend on caring for and nurturing each other, the unmarried can spend in becoming whole and holy instruments of God... All I want is for you to be able to develop a way of life in which you can spend plenty of time together with the Lord without a lot of distractions.
God's Purpose for the Husband and Wife — God made from the man a woman, to be a companion and helpmeet for him, to be one with him, to cheer, encourage, and bless him, he in his turn to be her strong helper. The husband to obtain the pure affections of a woman's heart, the wife to soften and improve her husband's character and give it completeness.
Every woman about to become a mother, whatever may be her surroundings, should encourage constantly a happy, cheerful, contented disposition, knowing that for all her efforts in this direction she will be repaid tenfold in the physical, as well as in the moral, character of her offspring... Fathers as well as mothers are involved in this responsibility, and they too should seek earnestly for divine grace that their influence may be such as God can approve. God will hold us responsible for prenatal neglect.
- Mind, Character, and Personality, vol. 1 p.131-138
Family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.”