first five years


Q&A: Do kids change your life?

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?

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Q&A: Discovering that married life can be hard

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?

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Q&A: Husband won’t help with the kids

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?

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Q&A: Masculine and feminine roles in marriage

Question: Lately my spouse and I have had several sharp disagreements about the division of chores and responsibilities in our household. What’s your perspective on the proper distinction between masculine and feminine roles in marriage?  

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