Congratulations on your Engagement!
“Marriage is the deepest and potentially the most gratifying of all human relationships, but it is also one of the most demanding. Unfortunately couples seldom have more preparation than a little advice from their parents and a new set of china.” David Mace, Marriage Enrichment Expert
A happy marriage is one of the life’s most significant aspirations. Premarital counseling and prepare enrich education is one way to help people achieve that goal. Premarital counseling can be as effective as marriage counseling in preventing problems.
Newly engaged couples often believe that that love will get them through all of the rough times. While love is important, it won’t be enough if some basic attitudes and skills aren’t there. It takes more to create a successful vibrant marriage.
Lasting marriages require partners who respect one another, who have gained knowledge about what makes marriage work, and who have developed skills that will enhance the relationship.
Couples counseling and premarital counseling can be crucial to creating the relationship you desire and keeping it strong into the future. Like other types of prevention, the best way to stop problems and issues from arising is to be pro-active. And asking the tough questions — acknowledging where and what types of problems might arise before they do — can be the key to a lifetime of love and happiness.
Most couples face their most serious challenges during the first five years of marriage. These include:
Through conscious marriage preparation, many of these issues can be discussed and plans can be made to handle them so they don’t become sources of conflict early on in a marriage