first five years
If you’re married with kids, you’re probably keenly aware of that all too elusive commodity – time.
Your kids are in school, their schedules are packed with extra-curricular activities and you might both be working. Maybe you volunteer in your community, stay connected with friends, go to a Bible study and make it home with just enough time to do some chores before falling asleep when your head hits the pillow.
Question: My spouse and I have been thinking about starting a family, but for a number of reasons we’re nervous about “taking the plunge.” Do kids really change your life – and your marriage – as much as some people claim they do?
Question: What does it mean to be the “spiritual leader” in the family?
Question: My spouse and I still love each other, but married life bears little resemblance to the hopes and dreams we had while we were dating. Hardships and disappointments are beginning to wear us down. Sometimes I actually find myself thinking that I’d be better off on my own. Is this normal?
Question: My husband likes the “fun” part of raising kids – he’s great at getting down on the floor and “wrestling” with our toddler. But when it comes to the practical side of parenting, I don’t think he’s pulling his weight. He never offers to change the baby’s diapers or get dinner for the kids. What can I do about this?