My daughter came home from school yesterday with an interesting story.
Apparently her teacher had a gun. I’m not sure why she felt the need to share it with the class exactly, but nevertheless, she did. A few years ago, her teenaged son was a key witness in what sounded like a gang-related crime. As a result of his testimony there were death threats. The family lived in fear for two years. Mom slept with a gun by her side and dad had a baseball bat.
After she finished her story, I looked over at my daughter and said, “Well, honey, a mama bear will go to great lengths to protect her cubs.”
Mama bears are affectionate, protective, nurturing, and strict, but if they sense that their cubs are in danger look out–they’re fierce.
After 22 years of raising children I’ve seen it in action time and again. You don’t mess with someone’s kid on the playground unless you want to spend time with their mom in the principles office.
Unfortunately, what I’m not seeing time and again are couples who protect their marriage as fiercely as they do their children.
I’ve seen countless women who are affectionate, protective, and nurturing mothers, but I’ve also seen many women step out of their marriage because it simply wasn’t fulfilling their needs.
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