Blog Category: Navigating Your Marriage As A Parent

5 Ways Being A Parent Can Improve Your Marriage & Make You A Better Human Being

By Dr. David McFadden | April 17, 2018 |

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…

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What To Do When You Are Parenting Alone In A Marriage

By Dr. Debbie McFadden | November 20, 2017 |

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…

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How Parenting Affects Your Marriage

By Dr. Debbie McFadden | June 6, 2017 |

For most couples, becoming parents is a normal part of being married. They have committed to each other in a wedding ceremony and begin their life together as marriage partners. The natural progression of things is to begin a family. The couple believes that they have discussed having children and both are on the same…

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Understanding Parenting Styles & Navigating Parenting As Marriage Partners

By Dr. Debbie McFadden | June 6, 2017 |

Most people would say that they want to raise responsible children. However, they may or may not do that based on their parenting style. There are technically three different parenting styles that we need to look at when we talk about parenting our children. Parenting is difficult and does not come with a manual. Often…

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Can Marriage Survive Colliding Parenting Styles? (Hint, It’s A Yes IF Certain Things Happen)

By Dr. Debbie McFadden | April 25, 2017 |

No one ever said that parenting was going to be easy!  We all enter parenting with some fear and trepidation. If you are like me, you probably made a vow to yourself that you would never do some of the things your parents did or one parent did.  The interesting thing is that we usually…

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