Parenting can take its toll on a couple, there are also some great perks in that role.  No one is ever fully prepared for what becoming a parent will really involve, but you can certainly work at having a better knowledge base by reading and listening to professionals talk about parenting.  Parenting can be extremely challenging from the moment you conceive until your children leave home.   Even after they have left home, there may still be some challenges related to parenting that you will be faced with.  That being said, let’s take a look at some of the ways becoming a parent can actually enhance your marriage and also your individual lives.

1.  Parenting can affect your marriage for the better because you

         Does your marriage have a good chance of making it?  An article in Time Magazine in 2016 reported that the divorce rate in the US is at a 40 year low.  The article continued with the news that marriages in the USA still have about a 50% chance of making it.  These numbers remain somewhat scary. 

            Having a lifelong partner to share all the ups and downs of life

If you want to be more than just an “ok” couple, then you will need to develop certain qualities or characteristics that will make you a great couple.  Many couples have the potential to be great couples but truly miss the mark.  They go through life just existing and trying to manage all the things they have to do related to work, family, community, etc.  They forget to nurture their marriage relationship so as to grow together and instead grow apart.  Here are some of the

            Life can be disappointing when there is no passion in it, and the passion has died out. 

One definition of passion describes it as "a strong and barely controllable emotion." 

When our feelings of passion for another person are aroused, it is hard to think of anything other than that person with whom we are so enthralled.  That passion may have been killed by an action or actions of the other person or it may

Parenting is a source of joy and presents many challenges.  The task of being a parent can sometimes be a never-ending tug of war emotionally and physically.  Emotionally there is the need to balance being the “parent” and maintaining control, teaching important lessons, setting boundaries and providing the love and nurture children need.  Physically there is the need to handle all the daily chores, tasks and issues involved in child rearing and managing a household while

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Couples Counselor & Relationship Coaches Drs. David and Debbie McFadden