The transition from “married” to “married with children” is not always easy especially with less sleep, tight budgets and busy schedules. We love our children, and do our best to do parenting right, but let’s admit that the “for better or worse” promise can be challenging with kids. Once we enter this new phase in life, it can be hard to always honor this promise. It’s important that we build God-centered marriages over child-centered or me-centered marriages. It’s also important to remember that children may join marriage, but they don’t have to come between you and your spouse. If you are ready to love your spouse with kids in the house, here are five ways to keep your marriage strong. These tips will help you explore ways to parent as a team, avoid spouse neglect, communicate in the chaos, find balance in the busyness and keep God at the center of your marriage.