All our possessions steal something from us. Think about it. Picture everything you own and what you have to do to maintain it. The more stuff, the more time and energy it takes to care for it.
Christian parenting is different because it teaches us as we teach our children. Our children become a mirror and an educator. As we love our children when they are exasperating and disobedient we learn a bit more about how God loves us when we are like them. When we feel overwhelming love for them, we get a taste of what the Lord feels for us.
Christian marriage between a man and woman is the specific design and plan of God and starts in Genesis.