There’s that one old song that claims love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. But what if you start adding children to the equation? Does love and marriage even exist anymore after that? In our society we place so much emphasis on getting married for love and raising a family. But once the honeymoon is over and we’ve got a house that seems constantly messy due to a tribe of children running about, things are very different. It’s not to say that children ruin everything (though we can safely say they do ruin most upholstered items) but children definitely add more stress to a marriage and it’s up to us to be vigilant about it to hold things together. Here are some of the reasons children put stress onto our marriages.