With witty insight and an easy to follow style Dr. Mark Crawford demonstrates how to manage conflict, how to grow closer in your new life as parents, and how to work together in love to meet the needs of your newborn. Dr. Crawford explores the different ways men and women react after the baby arrives and shows how to make your spouse a priority despite the many new responsibilities. When Two become Three is the perfect instructional guide for any new couple seeking to nurture their marriage in preparation for their new baby.
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.
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.