Two Are Better Than One

If you are new parents, remember that you have each other. You are a parental team.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says that “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. 10 For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. 11 Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? 12 And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.”

According to verse 9, as a team, you are more productive. One can care for the baby while the other cooks. One can care for the baby while the other goes food shopping.

Verse 10 teaches that as a team, you are better supported. If one of you is sick, the other can care for the baby. If one is tired, the other can provide for the baby.

Verse 11 tells us that as a team, you are better resourced. The one more vocally gifted can sing to the baby while the one more mechanically inclined can put together the new crib.

Verse 12 reveals that as a team, you afford the baby more safety. When at the store, one can focus on the baby while other does the shopping. You never have to leave the baby alone.

Parenting is meant to be a two-person operation. The father provides certain things only a man can provide. The mother provides certain things only a woman can provide. 

Parents need to agree that raising the baby will be a joint effort. One of the greatest assets parents have during the infant years, and every year thereafter, is one another.

Something to think about…