If you are engaged to be married, pre-marriage counseling is a great first step. Pre-marriage counseling can help ensure that before you even begin your married life together, you both have the foundation in place to build a healthy, happy, long-lasting marriage.
Staying married is hard. It takes work. Many couples can have very challenging years in the beginning of their marriage as they learn to live together. Studies have shown that couples who jointly participate in premarital counseling with an experienced and skilled Licensed Marriage Therapist (LMT) have much lower divorce rates than couples that don’t seek counseling first.
It is a wise decision to learn the strategies of a successful marriage before you walk down the aisle. In that way you will be in a better place than many newlyweds and even long married couples. The skills learned through premarital counseling will carry with you for years to come into your life together. So why wouldn’t you want to give your best effort to the most important event and relationship in your life?
How can Pre-Marriage Counseling help?
Premarital counseling intends to teach both of you what you need to know about each other as individuals and as a couple for a successful and satisfying marriage that lasts til death do you part.
Couples entering pre-marriage counseling can expect to learn their strengths and weaknesses as individuals and as a couple, improve communication and conflict resolution skills, and learn other skills and behaviors necessary for a stable, happy marriage. They may also learn what behaviors often contribute to divorce and how to avoid them.
There is no one size fits all skill set or training for marriage as every couple is different. Our counseling is tailored to what makes you unique as a couple and what we identify through our sessions your unique needs are.
Even every good marriage has its ups and downs and challenges to overcome. Committing yourselves to counseling prior to saying “I Do” is admirable. It shows that you are truly committed to each other and to making it work. It can give you confidence going into your marriage knowing that you both have the same desire to resolve future conflicts in a mutually respectful, healthy way.
Let us assist you in strengthening your bond and building your trust with each other. Let us help you set the course for a truly blessed, happy, healthy forever marriage.
Contact us for Pre-marriage Counseling within in St. Peters, St. Charles, O’Fallon, MO and surrounding areas.