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Leaving a Lasting Legacy – Part 3

By:  Mike Martin

Couples can leave a positive legacy for their family by being mindful of the needs of their family and responding to family needs with compassion.

You and your spouse can leave a positive legacy by recognizing needs in your family and then doing something about those needs. You respond to those needs compassionately, not by yelling, barking orders, or putting family members down.  Many parents today are walking in the middle of the road; they're so focused on what other people think, and they are unwilling to take compassionate risks in order to make changes in their own family. This process is the responsibility of each parent, not just one parent. You leave a legacy for your family if you and your spouse know where you stand on issues and are able to keep your family on a Godly path avoiding unhealthy compromise, rationalization, and harsh communication.  You leave a legacy by recognizing needs in your family and compassionately responding to them promptly.

The Martins currently present “Happy Together” Marriage Enrichment Events for churches and organizations.  To schedule an event call Michael at 940-735-1515. They are certified “Prepare/Enrich” Facilitators and are available to work with couples on an individual basis using the “Prepare/Enrich Assessment.”  They publish a weekly “Happy Together” Blog about family and marriage issues.  You can order copies of their new books Dancing With Death and 366 Tidbits We Have Learned in 14,610 Days of Marriage, read, and subscribe to their “Happy Together” Blog by logging onto the Martin’s website at

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