I’ve fought my brother and several cousins. I’ve taken on mean dogs and ornery cats. I successfully completed two years of Latin. I passed college level Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Differential Equations, AC and DC power courses and Electromagnetic Field theory. Even with a wife who exudes patience, trying to blend a family is about the hardest fight I ever fought.
Literally by the grace of God, all six of us survived. We managed to become a family. A family with screws loose, gears that don’t quite mesh and some junk in the trunk but a family.
And after all that, I can say with certainty that teenagers improve your prayer life.