Has the inability to conceive created problems for your personal health, relationship with your spouse, or the priorities in your marriage? Harboring guilt or resentment quickly leads to a breakdown in communication that puts your marriage in serious jeopardy. Dr. Christina Rush joins us to discuss the emotional and psychological impact of infertility on both the spouses individually and the couple as a whole, and how to approach the goal of having children and the treatments that go along with them in a way that doesn’t overshadow the needs of the marriage.

Christina is in private practice with Wynns Family Psychology in Cary, NC, where she helps get couples get through some marriage’s toughest issues, from sexual trauma to eating disorders and depression. In addition to having clinical experience helping other couples with infertility issues, she has first-hand experience dealing with them in her own life. You can find out more about Dr. Rush by visiting the Wynns Family Psychology website, or by calling her office at 919.805.0182

Children add a new dynamic to every marriage, and adopting can bring challenges and rewards all its own.  Parker Herring, an adoption attorney in Raleigh, NC, talks about the adoption process, what to expect, and what part adoption can play in marriage.

Parker also discusses her own experience with the adoption of her children, and what she learned from being the parent that she wouldn’t have known any other way.

If you would like more information about Parker, or adoption in general, you can visit the website of her domestic adoption agency,, which helps place the children of North Carolina birth mothers with couples in North Carolina seeking children.