And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy.Hosea 2:19
Premarital counseling is one of the most important services offered at the counseling center. It encompasses a comprehensive biblical approach, and is geared to equip couples to successfully navigate the many tides and currents of married life. Our goal is to help couples evaluate their relationship and to equip them with the skills needed to begin a life-long season of marital growth and contentment.
Engaged couples often spend endless hours and untold dollars planning the “wedding day,” making sure that every aspect has been thoroughly thought through, and every minute detail has been attended to. In contrast, many neglect the investment of time and effort needed to successfully prepare for the “marriage years.” Couples always desire to live in harmony as a married couple, but because the marriage license does not come with an instruction manual, most couples begin married life with high hopes and good intentions, but limited skills and some unrealistic expectations.
Premarital Counseling Opportunity:
Fee: $100 per session, $35 for the Prepare/Enrich Premarital Inventory.
Private counseling affords the ability to customize the sessions and to more fully address the individual couple’s needs and issues. The engaged couple, or a couple contemplating becoming engaged, meets privately with a counselor for 6 sessions. In addition, we recommend that during the first year of marriage the couple schedules a “marital check-up” at the end of the 3rd, 6th, and 12th month.
- Online assessment
- Identification of potential problems before they occur
- Clarification of expectations: child training, finances, in-laws, holidays, roles
- Examination of emotional, spiritual, and physical intimacy needs