By Lavern Nissley
Last Tuesday we invited blog recipients to complete a simple survey regarding your parents and the example they provided.
The actual survey statement was: "My parents demonstrated for me a healthy model of marriage to emulate." Five possible responses were available to select: Strongly agree, Agree, Undecided, Disagree, Strongly disagree.
Want to see the results?
Out of 44 responses 73.7% were negative (Disagree or Strongly disagree). Positive responses (Agree or Strongly agree) totaled 23.7%. Only 4.5% were Undecided.
Although the past cannot be changed, fortunately, we can choose our future. A relationship different from our parents, who likely were simply repeating what they saw in their parents.
Part of our vision at Encompass Connection Center is: "Family trees forever changed." We've seen hundreds of couples choose a more positive future for themselves and their children. Let this bring you hope and encouragement!
For further study and insight . . .
Lavern facilitated a 40 minute presentation at the Gathering Lunch Series January 24, 2020 on Pursuing Your Spouse and Family. He refers quite transparently on the impact of his parents' marriage and parenting. See the brief video preview or the entire presentation below. Download the outline, if you wish.
Lavern & Ronda Nissley are co-directors of Encompass. Married since 1978, both enjoy coffee, riding their tandem bicycle and working together to build strong relationships.