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Premarital Counseling

Our premarital counseling is specifically designed to help guide you and your partner to a successful marriage. We have honest and transparent discussions about proven principles that contribute to and affect marital satisfaction. We also help you identify trouble areas and areas of strength to determine whether to continue, deepen, or make adjustments to the relationship.

 

Some topics we may cover are God’s Design for Marriage, Sex & Intimacy, Divorce Predictors & Prevention, Cultural and Gender Issues, Communication & Conflict, Goals & Expectations, Child Rearing, Financial Literacy, Extended Family Dynamics, and more.

Services & Prices

Weekly Sessions

We recommend this option of premarital counseling if there are unresolved problems or presenting issues in your relationship that need attention. We do not recommend the 1-Day or 6-Week premarital package if there are unresolved issues.

 

Typical sessions usually begin by meeting with the counselor to discuss the problem(s) that led you to counseling, what you want to get out of counseling (your goals), and a plan that may be taken to achieve your goals. Sessions that follow will all support achieving your counseling goals and minimization of the problem(s).

 

Sessions are 45 minutes to 1 hour.

$60 - $80 Per Session

6-Week Package

This option is for couples who have already worked through any major issues and are actively making plans for getting married. The benefit of six (6) weeks is that over the course of this time you are allowed to practice the skills you learn in the counseling sessions. You will be provided with the workbook, God’s Design for Marriage, that will contain the session content, as well as, enrichment activities to complete for the week. Certificate upon completion.

 

You are welcome to purchase additional copies on Amazon. It is available as a paperback and Kindle.

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Examples of topics covered over the course of 6 weeks are:

God's Design for Marriage – This teaches you a Biblical perspective on what it means to be a husband and wife, and establishes Christ as the head of your marriage. Here you will learn why a heterosexual monogamous marriage is important to God and His eternal plan. Explore what biblical masculinity and femininity are. Learn the importance of marital unity as it relates to marriage, community, fellowship and God’s eternal plan.

 

Family History - Here we deal with the dynamics of the family of origin (the way you grew up) and the family of procreation (the family you create through marriage). With such an array of family structures and socioeconomic dynamics, families are structured a variety of ways. Likewise, social media and modern technology have forever changed our social patterns. Learn and establish how you will handle family, friends, and strangers in your relationship. Will there rules and boundaries when dealing with those of the opposite sex, how much of your family of origin will you bring into your family of procreation? How will/does your past impact your marriage?

 

Communication and Conflict – Say what you mean and mean what you say. Learn how to communicate on deeper levels - beyond basic statements of “I’m happy” or “I’m angry.” Learn how to use and recognize non-verbal and symbolic communications. Master the art of healthy disagreements without name-calling, yelling or shutting down.

 

Sex & Intimacy – Learn how touch, eye contact, verbal affirmations, emotional communication, mental stimulation, sex, and more all work together to create a healthy fulfilling sex life. Sex is not only intercourse, but a holistic experience that begins in the mind. Learn how to explore your spouse’s unique sexuality through new stimulating and romantic expressions.

 

Sessions are 45 minutes to 1 hour.

$450