Remember when you were first married? You and your spouse talked, had fun every weekend, and always seemed to have time for one another.
Then you became parents.
Now it seems every moment is busy with sports practice, dentist appointments, and school programs. Once a couple has children, it can be tough to fit each other in. Their marriage routinely gets pushed down the priority list.
It seems justifiable in the moment because parenting does require a lot from parents. Our children do need our attention and affection. But the desire to be great parents becomes unhealthy when it overshadows the desire to be a good spouse.
Couples need to protect their relationship. They need to continue loving one another, serving one another, making time for one another, even while they’re trying to parent together.
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Loving Your Spouse in the Midst of Parenthood,” we’re talking with Patrick and Ruth Schwenk about how to bless your children by having a marriage-centric home.
They’ve authored a book called “For Better or for Kids” that offers couples fun, practical ways they can keep their love alive even in the midst of busyness. Tune in on your local radio station, online, or on our free phone app.