Raising children is one of life's greatest joys, but the impact
of introducing a child into a marriage is staggering. Many couples
don't realize the relational stress that parenting can cause. Most
parents experience decreased intimacy and increased conflict. They
may even find themselves asking, "Am I still in love?"
When Two Become Three helps couples recognize the inevitable challenges to their relationship that occur during the childrearing years. It provides practical advice designed to help couples nurture their marital relationship in order to ensure it remains strong during this phase of life and beyond.
Bringing home baby doesn't mean kicking out romance.
Children put a strain on even the strongest marriages. In When Two Become Three, husband, father, and clinical psychologist Dr. Mark E. Crawford offers you insight and advice on dealing with the effects a child can have on your marriage.
With wit and a highly readable style, Dr. Crawford shows you how to handle conflicts, how to work together as new parents, and how to draw closer to one another as you bond with your little one. He explores how men and women react in different ways when baby arrives. And he shows you how to make your marriage a priority despite your new responsibilities.
Children will change your marriage, but they should--and can--change it for the better.
"Dr. Crawford walks you through this family transition time with ease and grace, giving practical and useful help."--Linda S. Mintle, PhD, PureMedia Group, Inc.
"I can say unreservedly that When Two Become Three should go on the 'must read' list for every couple expecting a baby."--Freda V. Crews, PhD, licensed professional counselor; host, Time for Hope TV talk show
"When Two Become Three is an invaluable tool for new parents who want to give their children and their spouses the greatest gift of all: the gift of a happy, healthy marriage."--Rallie McAllister, MD, physician, author, and nationally syndicated columnist for Your Health
Mark E. Crawford, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, team psychologist for the Atlanta Hawks NBA team, and cofounder of Lyles and Crawford Clinical Consulting, PC. He is the author of The Obsessive-Compulsive Trap and a contributor to The Complete Parenting Book and Caring for People God's Way. Mark and his wife, Dana, have two sons and live in Georgia.
Mark E. Crawford, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and cofounder of Lyles and Crawford Clinical Consulting, P.C. He is the author of The Obsessive-Compulsive Trap and a contributor to The Complete Parenting Book and Caring for People God's Way. Mark and his wife, Dana, have two sons and live in Georgia.