I believe that when a leader puts their family first, the community benefits. When the leader puts the community first, both they and their family suffer.
Starting at home is always the key to affecting others in a positive way.
Being positive models at home is critical for your legacy. Remember, people (especially your children) don’t do what people say, people do what people see.
I grew up in a broken home. My parents divorced before I was a year old. Both my mother and father were married multiple times. We didn’t speak much about values or relationships (except the bad stuff!)
When I married my wife (twenty years this June!) I honestly never thought it would last. Divorce is all I experienced.
It’s hard to grow and improve when the only model you have is your own.
It wasn’t until I started to pay closer attention to other couples, couples who had lasted decades and their children, did I begin to learn what it truly meant to be a leader in your home.