Looking at family life from the inside out is totally different from looking at it from the outside in. In my book there's one person named Magdaline Slatewood. She was born into a big family where her parents were married but actually lived in two separate homes a lot of the time. But they were still able to provide the love, discipline, and guidance that she needed to maintain a good life.
My book lets families understand that even when you try to do the right things in life, your life will still be filled with many obstacles, struggles, and surprises. One can never look at the problem and throw their hands up. Always work toward a solution. Magdaline's parents were determine not to be defeated in their marriage of over 40 years. She was motivated by their marriage, that it takes patience, determination, self-control, and commitment to reach her goals in life. Both parents were determined to make sure their kids were not subject to neglect in any way and good taken care of. It required the both of them to become one at heart and stay true to their vows, but to operate separately, working for the common goal that both families would still become one. They realize that this would not happen overnight; it would take time. It did happen through many years of challenges. Both families became one big family, not perfect, but showing respect for one another!
As for Magdaline, she believes that everybody is somebody. She knew life wasn't always fair, but she believed in treating others fair with an open mind. Her motto is: the world would be a better place if we would show more love toward one another. Life may not be fair just continue to work at it, you can get the outcome you want! Magdaline's life was not always peaches and cream. She also experience some days of lemons and limes. In those times, she often prayed for wisdom and strength. Her faith is strong in God through Christ. Philippians 4:13 says: I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me!