So, if you’re married and have children, who’s your first priority — your spouse or the kids?
Entertainment reporter and reality TV personality Giuliana Rancic sparked something of a controversy last week when she said she puts her marriage first over motherhood. Her comments made headlines across the nation and spurred a debate over how couples should prioritize relationships.
It’s a good conversation to have.
Mrs. Rancic says she puts her husband, Bill, first because “the best thing we can do for him [son Edward Duke] is have a strong marriage.”
She has her supporters — one commenter to an online story said, “Putting your marriage first gives the child a stable, loving home to grow up in,” while others pointed out that some marriages fall apart when spouses stop making each other a priority.
Critics on the other side of this issue say couples should make the children the center of the home — after all a marriage may not last, they say, but you’re a parent forever.
That’s what you call cynicism.
[Read the rest of the article at Crosswalk.com.]