Premarital Counseling

Are you a newlywed?

Are you engaged?

Are you preparing for engagement?

We believe one of the best gifts you and your future spouse can give each other is the gift of being as prepared as possible for all of the ups and downs of married life. Part of that preparation should include premarital counseling.

If you aren’t yet engaged, we even recommend starting earlier with pre-engagement counseling. If you have any doubts about whether engagement or marriage is right for you, let us help walk you through that process.

We recommend a minimum of six sessions of counseling prior to the marriage, ideally closer to twelve to fifteen. And then we recommend three follow up sessions after the honeymoon is over, perhaps literally, to work out any additional issues that have come up once you have said “I do”.

Issues that we work through in premarital and pre-engagement counseling include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Family-of-origin issues
  • In-laws
  • Boundaries
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Intimacy
  • Sex
  • Finances
  • Roles and Expectations
  • Pornography
  • Infidelity
  • Abuse

From our marriage counseling experience, we can say with authority that the time invested in counseling before the marriage, even prior to getting engaged, can save a lot of headaches later.

We recommend that couples read Catching Foxes: A Gospel-Guided Journey to Marriage in conjunction with pre-engagement or pre-marital counseling with us.