Parenting children can create stress in a marriage. According to marriage experts, the top three things that married couples fight about are sex, money, and – you guessed it – children. Throw in the extra stressors of fostering and parenting a child/children with a history of trauma, and you’re going to need a rock-solid relationship to get through it all.
Dennis and Barbara Rainey are the parents of six children, one of whom was adopted. They’re also the leaders of a family-oriented ministry. In a recent article on the Lifesong For Orphans website, they share their best advice for keeping your marriage healthy and strong throughout a foster parenting and/or adoption journey.