I've tried to be patient and trust that the Lord will teach my husband how to lead his family. Please, understand that I'm not in ANY way trying to imply that I'm where I should be. I'm still growing spiritually, and pray I never stop growing while in this body. The difficulty I'm having now is that my oldest children are close to becoming teens. And I'm more scared than ever, with changes I've seen in their attitudes, that if these things are not taken care of very soon they may be ruined. My husband was a baby Christian when we married, and I naively believed that love was enough and I trusted that God would grow my husband to be the kind of husband and father who would instruct his family and lead them in the ways of God. God is faithful, I know!! Only, I'm afraid that maybe I have a duty now to stand up and take the charge over the children, if he will not; but I don't know how. Our communication is not so great. I've tried to explain my worries and occasionally we do set up plans, but they never have happened yet. His work schedule can, at times, make it difficult to keep plans; but I don't see much effort at all. He appears sincere, at the time, in his desire to do this; but something always seems to come up. He has also told me that he thinks I should just be able to do the devotions with the children on my own, because I have more Bible studies. The other problem with that is, if he is relaxing from work by watching tv, the children are wanting to watch it with him and it is very distracting for having family devotions. Also, our views on what is okay for them to watch and how much are not in agreement. I'm very afraid that some of the shows that they watch are affecting their attitudes and teaching them foolishness or ideas contradictory to the Word. Please....help me to know how I am to perform my responsibilities as a mother while remaining submissive to my husband. How do I do this on my own? Or what should I do to help my husband see how desperately important this is? Scripture references would also be greatly appreciated. Thank you!