As a child Rachel had two distinct examples of how to treat a husband. Her mom, who divorced her father and held him in contempt and her stepmom who treated her dad with honor, respect, and warmth. The contrast was clear and left a huge impression on Rachel. She said, “I learned to be a good wife from my stepmom.” This world and our own less-than-perfect family will leave many impressions on our children. But the ones that shine through and really stick to the soul are those that flow from love.