How to Strengthen Your Marriage on the Fostering or Adoption Journey

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.

Read their tips here.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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