Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wife Candice Crawford didn’t think their marriage could get any better until their baby boy, Hawkins, came into their lives.  “If it’s possible to bring you and your wife closer together, something like this really does,” Romo told People“It strengthens your family values and your family and the love you have, which is already really strong. It’s been a great blessing from God to put us in this situation. We feel very honored.”  The star NFL quarterback has a very busy schedule, but he makes as much time for his beauty queen wife and newborn son as possible, and Romo says he feels very fortunate to have a wife that understands the demands of his athletic career and supports him all the way.

What are some ways that being a parent can bring you closer as a couple?

Cupid’s Advice:

Marriage might have been the best day of your life, but having a child can easily become the new front runner. Cupid has some tips that can bring you and your partner closer:

1. The pregnancy: This nine month process is going to be a roller coaster ride of emotions along with preparation and planning, and they’re all things that you should go through together. You’ll see the best and worst of each other, and in the end, the prize is beyond anything you could have imagined.

2. The birth: Whether your partner has your hand in a death grip or you’re watching the miracle of life right before your eyes, the birth will be a moment that you and your partner will cherish together for the rest of your lives, especially since the baby will be your little miracle and you become mom and dad.

3. Parenthood: Raising a child is no easy task, and parents before you will have all kinds of warnings and tips to make it easier, but it’s something that you and your partner will have to figure out for yourselves. It’s a journey that you will adore taking with your partner and your child, because you will all grow and become the best you can be as a family.

In what ways did having kids strengthen your marriage?  Share your comments below.