The Real Reason We Keep Putting Our Work First

Guest Post Series: How To Love Your Spouse, Kids (And Anyone, Really) While You're Still In School (Part 1)

How do you care for your spouse and kids while you’re still in school?  It sounds so simple, but those of us with families know that balancing time at home and work feels like an endless tug-of-war.

I’m thankful for the chance to guest post with ESN’s Scholar’s Compass blog on this topic on Sundays in April.  In part one of the series, I explore the ultimate reason why we struggle to over-prioritize our work at the expense of our families and others we love.

tug of war

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By the way, if you’re not familiar with Scholar’s Compass, it’s a great blog dedicated to helping people in academia keep Christ at the center of their lives.  Definitely worth checking out!