Welcome to the Family
See the 8 tenets of successful families.
#4: The father and the mother have a marriage based in love.
Mother and father set the stage for the rest of the family.
These two people should be willing to put work and effort into their marriage for the benefit of all the family.
When things are out of kilter in the marriage, it reflects throughout the whole family unit.
In a home where there is just one adult, a family can still be successful. It takes two people to start a family, but for varying reasons, some family units find themselves with just one adult remaining in them.
Extended family and friends can provide needed support and good examples to the children of single parent families.
Because of the proven value of both a mother and a father in the home, children should be taught that a marriage based in love is the ideal foundation for home life.