…When spouses have different personalities it helps in the raising of children even more. One spouse wants to put on the brakes a little, but the other says, “Give the children a little freedom.” If they both are overbearing they will lose their children. If however, they leave them on their own, again their children will be lost. Therefore, when the parents have different personalities, the children enjoy a certain stability.
– Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain, abbreviated from Orthodox Heritage, vol. 7, Issue 07-08, p. 30.