Children Challenge and Change a Marriage

I’ve been working on a project with a friend for both of our ministries and I was looking for something pertaining to the “Pre-baby” time in a marriage. It’s that stage when they’re pregnant, but they haven’t had the baby yet. As I was perusing the Internet to help stimulate Read More…

When Children Come Into a Marriage – Marriage Message #94

“Babies are loud about what they need. Marriages are not. It’s easy to neglect each other because other things are more urgent, but you have to save some time and energy for your spouse.” (Teresa Parr, Parent Coaching Consultant) Now, don’t let the title of this message or the above Read More…

Can You Have a Satisfying Sex Life After Having Kids?

When you read the question in the title of this blog, many wives will say, “No, I’m too tired.” Many husbands will say, “No, she’s too tired and pre-occupied.” Unfortunately, that can be sad, but true. But does that mean that it’s not possible to have a satisfying sex life Read More…

MARRIAGE: It’s Little Things That Matter Most

A solid, stable relationship between partners is especially important when children enter the picture, according to Sherry Finneran, co-director at the Family Education Center. This is true for two reasons. “The first is because parents model how to have a loving relationship. The second is because it’s a lot more Read More…

How Husband Feels When Wife Puts Children Ahead of Him

How does it make a man feel when his wife puts their children ahead of him? We posed that question to a group of men. Their most common answers are listed below: 1. Insignificant and disrespected Most replied that they felt a deep lack of respect from not only their Read More…

Children Are Hard On A Marriage

Why this sudden surge in marital discomfort? According to Gottman, it’s partly because parents are tired and don’t have a lot of time for themselves. Another reason is that parenting is much more work than most couples expect. And it’s easy to let the pressure come between them. Whatever the Read More…

TEENS: Skilled At Manipulating Divorced Parents

Many teens are good at manipulating their divorced or separated parents to their own advantage, according to a Ball State University study. “There is a perception that after a divorce or separation parents are active and children passive in their relationships. We found the opposite to be true. Adolescents are Read More…