Before I DO! – Premarital Counselling
Many couples spend a great deal of time and effort preparing the perfect marriage vow, for what they imagine would be their perfect wedding day. Before witnesses, they commit to cherish, treasure and love each other in sickness and in health till death do them part.
But the truth is, their ability to fulfil these very vows are directly tied to their ability to handle conflict healthily, in a way that brings them closer together instead of tearing them apart.
Gary Thomas says “It doesn’t matter how strong your infatuation is, if you can’t come out of conflict with greater understanding and intimacy, then your marriage is going to become stone cold or even antagonistic. Conflict is inevitable.”
Your ability to use conflict to build and not strain your relationship is essential to the growth and intimacy of your relationship.
As you plan your wedding day you are also preparing for your life as a married couple and premarital counselling is a critical step for couples who want to make sure they’re on the same page with their relationship and the life they want to build together.
I provide both faith-based and non-faith-based counselling that seeks to guide couples through a discussion about their goals, hopes and dreams as well as your differences and areas of conflict in their relationship.
Some of the topics we will explore include:
Sexuality And Family Planning
Values And Goals
Communication And Conflict Resolution
Health And Habits
Engaged couples can expect to have between seven to ten one hour sessions. Before the first session you and your fiancé would be given a “Preparing for Marriage Inventory” questionnaire to fill out, on your own without consulting with each other.
There is no right or wrong answer, your personal opinion and viewpoint is what counts, and after you have thoroughly and honestly completed the questionnaire we’d explore your answers, together with your fiancé, in our sessions together.
Why not Contact Me today to get started.