So, you’re engaged–congratulations! Marriage is a relationship like no other, and while you cannot know every detail about your partner beforehand, the time leading up to the wedding can be an excellent opportunity to get to know one another more intimately. Have you discussed issues such as living expectations, financial habits, and plans for raising children? These topics will come up in marriage, and it’s important to know how your partner feels beforehand. Premarital counseling offers a neutral space to get to know each other better as you prepare for marriage.
Premarital counseling is an excellent opportunity to ensure that you and your spouse-to-be make time for each other during your engagement. Your counselor is trained to provide you with expert insight that will help you navigate relational challenges and uncover the particular joys of a fulfilling marriage. Committing to the person you love in marriage is one of the biggest life decisions you will make, and it’s important to consider together your expectations and hopes for your life together.
Your journey in pre-marital counseling will depend on your needs and desires as a couple. No matter what your goal is in premarital counseling, your counselor will encourage you and your partner to consider both practical and difficult questions about your relationship. At times, premarital counseling will force you to take an honest look at yourself: this is an excellent preparatory step toward marriage. You can also find out more about how each of our premarital counselors works with couples by visiting their personal profiles.