Premarital Counseling ?
Because it helps couples to appreciate how much of their experience (including their fears and doubts) is normal and shared even by
other engaged and newlywed couples.
It also helps them to understand their own and their partner's long-term expectations which are very important to overcoming uncertainty
and building an even stronger bond.
If you read the Bible, You would have the information for your marriage. But I think it would be like a reporter telling you about the birth of your child . . .
he would miss all the important parts: the love, the joy, the knowledge that this is YOUR Baby.
You need someone to explain God's plan and to share their experience.
substantial time building relationship skills. Usually understanding these
skills (and that different strategies work for different types of couples)
can be an important part of developing confidence in your personal readiness for marriage.
reassuring to many people to learn that an intentional, strategizing approach to
relationships can take a lot of the risk out of marriage
and make for a much more fulfilling relationship over the long run.
We will also cover issues like gender and style related differences in relationships, the evolution of sexuality in long-term relationships.
thing is that you get some expert understanding of what it will take to make
YOUR style of relationship work best for BOTH of you,
a lot of private time talking together in a structured way, understanding each other more intimately and strategizing about your relationship,
and an opportunity to involve us in assisting you IF you want.
Itís not at all unusual for couples to experience doubts about marriage and commitment, even (and in some cases, especially)
when they have announced their engagement or set a date. When some couples encounter conflict, they assume that these challenges cast
doubt on their compatibility.
realize that all couples face conflict; there is no perfectly compatible
partner. It is the couple's approach to their differences
that can make the difference between relationship success and failure.
We will help
you identify and work though some of the underlying sources of your concerns.
To give you and your partner more confidence in your capacity to succeed in your marriage.
You will be reassured by your improved understanding and preparation for the reality of marriage, including its tremendous prospects
for enriching your lives.
married without pre-marriage prep is like starting a business or any important
venture without preparing.
Half of all marriages end in divorce and only half of those that endure are truly happy in the long run.
Many happily engaged couples assume that they won't be contributing to these statistics.
mistakenly believe that having lived together or known each other for a long
time will prepare them for marriage.
Surprisingly, research shows that cohabiting couples have no better chance at marriage success than others.
If you just
count on your luck and romantic attachment to make your marriage a success, your
odds are only one in four.
There is another way.
Most couples just don't realize that pre-marriage counseling can reduce the risk of divorce and lead to a significantly happier marriage.
It can also reduce the stress of the pre-wedding period. Just a little effort now can make your odds a whole lot better over the long run.
You want to do everything you can to ensure that your dreams of a great marriage and a great life are realized.
Pre-marriage counseling is based on the reality that it's important to strengthen your relationship and prepare constructively for future challenges
and conflicts that everyone will inevitably face at some point in their marriage, now while you have so much fresh positive energy in your
counseling will always help a marriage, however couples get the optimum benefit
from pre-marriage counseling before stress,
negative habits and relationship patterns have become established and be much harder to resolve.
Couples now face more demands and have fewer supports than ever before.
The typical complex marriage - managing two careers while rearing children - really requires that couples have very strong, well-established
abilities to communicate, resolve issues, maintain mutuality and set goals. Without this foundation, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by stress
and time pressures. Problems can intrude much more easily than most couples realize.
As much as it's important to come to terms with unrealistically positive expectations, those who grew up with divorced or
unhappily married parents may find that they have unacknowledged and unexplored expectations that their marriage, too, may
become unhappy. Marriage counseling functions as an immunization that boosts your capacity to handle potential difficulties.
Couples need every advantage to succeed in today's marriages.
What Is Premarital Counseling?
Assessment inventory to help you understand your areas of compatibility and strength, as well as areas you may need to address?
Real skills, real expectations and real knowledge of self and partner to face the inevitable challenges of a committed relationship.
Intensive and comprehensive skill-building (skill-building is a key factors in long-term divorce prevention and marriage success.)
Help to advance your relationship.
Comprehensive coverage of marriage success issues and strategies.
Skills, habits, attitudes, and enrichment techniques that research shows lead to happy, enduring marriages.
Normal issues and challenges that all couples face in the course of their marriage.
I am a happily married man to the greatest woman I have ever met. As a Pastor, I would like to share my knowledge and experience with as
many couples before they marry and also with those who are married and would like to improve their marriage as possible.
I am not a Doctor, so there is no judgment from me, just advice and direction for a great life.
Now that you know how important pre-marriage counseling is, consider attending with your partner.
Pre-marriage counseling helps couples handle the increased stress of the pre-wedding period in a much healthier way, so that they can use the
pre-wedding experience to deepen their intimacy--not stress their relationship--during this special time.