Premarital Counseling

The time has arrived. The date is set and the clock is winding down. Your wedding could possibly be one of the most exciting days of your life! (BTW, Congratulations!!)  But what about the weeks and years that follow the big day?

Couples tend to spend extraordinary amounts of time, energy, and effort preparing for the momentous occasion in hopes of creating a celebration so glorious that the love shared will carry them through all the trials and tribulations life will surely bring. Nearly all engaged partners prefer to include customs thought to bring about feelings of positivity and good luck for a happy marriage. Beyond those traditions, common convention would have you believe that all you need is love. But how you love matters.

Love never dies a natural death. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals.

Top factors that negatively affect marital satisfaction are:

  • Lack of individual identity

  • Not having a shared vision of relational success

  • Unmet expectations

  • Inability to resolve differences

While the careful preparation for your very special day is a worthy investment, so is your relationship. Love thrives or dies in the less grand, yet significantly impactful ordinary daily events of your lives.

Premarital counseling is a place where you:

  • Learn the strengths and growth areas of your partnership

  • Identify your relationship philosophy

  • Gain awareness of you and your partners communication styles

  • Set healthy boundaries in order to maintain your sense of person-hood in the partnership

  • Obtain skills, including ways to resolve conflicts, in a way that deepens the bonds between you and your loved ones

In essence, premarital counseling provides you with tools that allow you to continue to see your mate in the loving light you do today well beyond the wedding date.

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in.

According to the data:

  • Individuals who took part in premarital counseling indicated greater marital satisfaction than those who did not take part in premarital counseling. (Kepler, 2015)

  • The benefits of counseling cut across class, racial, ethnic, income and religious lines. (Journal of Family Psychology, 2006)

  • Couples who underwent counseling before their wedding had a 30% higher marital success rate than those who did not. (Healthy Research Funding, 2018)

 

Love requires intentional and focused effort. As you reflect upon your upcoming nuptials, think about how you to want to show up in your marriage in the days that follow. Premarital counseling is a worthy investment into your emotional and relational health that will make way for more than one big day.

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