by Aleta KayI’ve touched on this subject before but not from this angle. I’ll say it straight out: children need and deserve a father and a mother. The Bible has many passages referring to fathers, and many others pertaining to mothers. Each parent has a different function. Are you robbing your children of one of their parents?
If a child grows up without a father who will teach that child what it means to be a man? Who will teach that child what it means to be a responsible father? Who will teach that child how a man should treat a woman?
If a child grows up without a mother, who will teach that child what it means to be a mother? If the child is a little girl, who will teach her to grow up to be a lady? Who will teach her how to be a good mother to her children when she grows up? Who will teach her the household responsibilities of a committed, contented wife? Who will teach either child, male or female, how a woman should treat a man, how to be a good wife, or what qualities to look for in a wife?
Children learn by example so if they have no example the chances of them having a fulfilled, life-long marriage are minimal.
If you are not willing to have a committed, stable marriage yourself, you are by default teaching your children that relationships cannot be permanent. You are teaching them to expect heartache and misery, and you are teaching them to quit every time they become unhappy. You are robbing them of the chance of a happy marriage themselves.