Who you allow in your inner circle will influence your thoughts and behavior. It is so vital that a single parent is mindful of the moral well being of their children and does not marry one who will corrupt the children’s hearts.
Vickie Asks Nancy:
My boyfriend has proposed. I love him very much, but I’m worried about my kids. His children are out of control, constantly get into moral trouble and have challenges with authority figures. Their mother is an alcoholic and a drug user. Are my concerns for my children valid?
Yes, your concerns are very valid and I encourage you not to marry this man. The safety, security and moral fabric of your children is entrusted to you. It is imperative that you make their well being your top priority. His children’s negative influence will affect their lives and their behavior will make a lasting impression. One cannot have those whose behavior is corrupt to be part of an inner circle. It will rub off on your children, no matter how much you tell them their behavior is wrong. It is the example of not obeying authority figures which will plant seeds into their mind and hearts. You do not know if those seeds will flourish, but there is always that possibility. I would rethink why you want to marry a man who was drawn to such a person in his first marriage and why he has not been the spiritual head of his children.