I wish someone would have taught me this difference when I was younger. The difference between a neat Christian boy and a Godly man. Not that I have some tragic story of how it would have saved me from heartache. But I think it might have changed my perspective from “desperate” to “patient” a little sooner.
And just as an editor’s note. The man/woman you marry will have a profound influence on your own spiritual life as well, not just your kids.