Marriage is a commitment, and many couples want to spend their life with each other. Premarital Counseling is a great way to not only have an unbiased outsider look at your relationship, but also get advice on how to improve it. What does premarital counseling do? Is it worth your time, Let’s talk about it?
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- Preparing for Marriage Couples Guide
- Preparing for Marriage Leaders Guide
- The Meaning of Marriage-Timothy Keller
- Devotions for Engaged Couples- Gary Thomas
Not sure where to start with a premarital counseling conversation, start here.
Here are 4 things that premarital counseling does for a couple.
Provides a safe space for couples to discuss difficult topics.
Premarital counseling provides a safe space for you and your partner to talk about these issues. If you don’t they can lead to serious conflicts in the future marriage. What does premarital counseling do?
What it does is allow you both to learn how to discuss these topics without bringing the relationship down every time there’s a disagreement on an issue.
Teaches couples how to control their emotions during disagreements.
Couples will eventually argue in marriage. What matters most is how they handle those arguments together. Couples who go through premarital counseling classes are able to keep their emotions at bay when arguing with their partner.
What it does is helps couples learn how to have a mature conversation with one another.
Instead of throwing insults, name calling or raising voices at each other during an argument.
It teaches them to solve problems together as a team without hurting each others feelings because they are too emotional about the issue at hand.
Prepares you for what’s ahead in marriage and life.
Marriage is not easy most especially if both parties are different people with different backgrounds and mindsets.
What premarital counseling classes can do for you as a couple helps you prepare for your future together as husband and wife. By learning to set goals, communicate better, communicate effectively, understand differences , staying fair to one another in important decisions that you both will have to agree. Such as finances, household chores, and raising children.
Premarital counseling help you have a vision for your marriage.
Help couples identify the big relational struggles that needs immediate attention
What premarital counseling can do for couples is help them identify the big relational struggles that need immediate attention before they get married.
What it does is help you address those issues now instead of waiting until after you gotten married and realize that there’s a problem that needs to be fixed but because it was not handled early enough, solutions are hard to come by.
Research has shown that those who go through this process have higher levels of marital satisfaction than those who do not take part in it at all .
If you value your marriage and want it to last a long time, then I strongly suggest that you take part in premarital counseling. Consider going through pre-marital counseling if one or both partners have been divorced previously, because it can help them avoid repeating mistakes from past relationships.
We also recommend it to couples living together. It helps them have a vision for their relationship.
Check out the full premarital counseling series here