Teaching our children good financial stewardship is an important life skill, and part of that includes sharing some of what we have with others in need. As parents, we need to model how to be generous to our kids, but that involves much more than just how we handle our treasure, we also need to model generosity with our time, talent, and other ways as well.
A husband and wife should be many things to one another—lover, helper, companion, confidant, and advisor. A true and lasting friend should be added to that list as well.
Susan and I were good friends even before we started seriously dating, and after 27 years of marriage, that friendship is still going strong. I can honestly say that I married my best friend.