A simple post on Facebook often doesn’t require much information to make a big impact.
This one about a divorced father showing his ex-wife some kindness and respect packs a lot of punch for a short story, and it yearns to be told, shared, and lived by any and all who read it.
Billy Flynn is divorced with children.
According to the Pew Research Center, the current population of American adults who are married is right around 50%, a much lower statistic than decades ago.
But many of these people who are not married still have children, and their habits affect their children’s development and help establish their kids’ future habits.
Flynn believes parenting trumps divorce.
For those who get married, have children, and then face divorce, it can be difficult to navigate through these waters while trying to be a good parent. If this is you, take solace in the fact that you are nowhere near being alone.
While divorce itself can change these kids’ lives in a substantial way, it may be our everyday actions that make an even bigger impact.
Flynn wrote a touching Facebook post about this issue.
“It’s my ex-wife’s birthday today so I got up early and brought flowers and cards and a gift over for the kids to give her and helped them make her breakfast. Per usual someone asked me why the hell I still do things for her all the time. This annoys me. So ima break it down for you all…”
Raising good men and women doesn’t stop after divorce.
“…I’m raising two little men. The example I set for how I treat their mom is going to significantly shape how they see and treat women and affect their perception of relationships. I think even more so in my case because we are divorced. So if you aren’t modeling good relationship behavior for your kids, get your [expletive] together. Rise above it and be an example. This is bigger than you.
Raise good men. Raise strong women. Please. The world needs them, now more than ever.”
A divorced family can still be healthy and happy.
Kudos to Flynn and Love What Matters for sharing a brief but poignant post about a very important message.