Valorie Burton: You have probably heard the phrase, two is company; three is a crowd. But does that apply to your family?
Having a baby can be an incredible blessing that bonds a couple together. But the challenges and adjustments of parenting can also pull a husband and wife apart. You will hear a lots of people tell you that a baby changes everything and it really is true.
Those quite moments, staring into each others eyes are often replaced my falling in the bed after caring for a new born. And the time you use to spend together becomes time spent in the new roles of mother and father. There are some practical steps that a couple can take to lay the ground work for a stronger marriage before the baby arrives, finding a reliable baby sitter now will free you up a month or two down the road and make a decision to have regular date nights after the baby arrives.
Be intentional. Do whatever you can now to invest in each other before your delivery date. The stronger you are as a couple, the better. When baby comes you'll be putting most of your time and energy into parenting and rightly so. But remember, the best thing you can do for a child is to love each other first.