Premarital Counseling in Troy, MI

Pre-marriage and premarital counseling
 
 

Don’t just prepare for your wedding, prepare for the rest of your lives!

Studies have shown that a couple is most at risk for divorce during the first ten years of marriage. Premarital preparation seeks to enhance a couple’s awareness of the seasons of marriage and inform them of some of the types of challenges that life may present for them to tackle together. Additionally, many couples seek our premarital counseling services because we also offer Christian premarital counseling that combines spiritually into the preparation.

A couple can expect that premarital counseling will help them explore their family history to identify elements they would like to see repeated in their relationship and components they want to avoid. It's like show and tell, only as a couple that plans on sharing the same living space.

A couple can expect to be introduced to methods of communication so they can speak in ways that enhance the possibility of being heard, and learn to listen in ways that help them tune in to the needs the other is communicating.

Premarital counseling is also useful to teach couples methods for conflict and repair. Conflict is inevitable, so let’s prepare you for it.

Finally, premarital counseling will help couples begin to share an open dialogue about hot-button issues like money, sex, in-laws, religion, roles in the home, sex, the role of social media now that we’re married, and oh yeah, sex.

   Premarital counseling with a trained therapist can prepare you for a long and lasting marriage.

 Premarital counseling with a trained therapist can prepare you for a long and lasting marriage.

How can my future marriage benefit from premarital counseling?

Some churches require a couple to go through premarital counseling before they will conduct the ceremony. There are many reasons for this, and you will find some of the biggest below.

Face current issues

For many, their wedding is viewed as a new chapter. Some even go as far as to assume any problems they are currently facing in their relationship will be cleared away with their vows. Unfortunately, this is usually not the case. Leaving this issues unresolved now can lead to more significant setbacks later. Sitting down with a counselor prior to the wedding can help you resolve current conflicts before you walk down the aisle.

Reconcile issues from the past

For many, their wedding is viewed as a new chapter. Some even go as far as to assume any problems they are currently facing in their relationship will be cleared away with their vows. Unfortunately, this is usually not the case. Leaving this issues unresolved now can lead to more significant setbacks later. Sitting down with a counselor prior to the wedding can help you resolve current conflicts before you walk down the aisle.

Wisdom and guidance from a trained counselor

While not every marriage will be the same, sitting down with a premarital counselor can provide insight and perspective needed to truly prepare you for your vows. Hearing that your feelings or concerns are valid and finding ways to work through them will help solidify your marriage as a lasting union.

Premarital counseling can benefit any marriage

Looking to premarital counseling is in no way admitting that your relationship is in trouble. Even couples that seem perfect to those outside of the relationship can benefit from premarital counseling before taking the next step. More likely than not, the couples you find yourself looking to as role models have at one point sought outside perspectives and wisdom to help strengthen their relationship.

Build/reinforce effective communication strategies

No marriage can survive without clear channels of communication. If you can not openly talk about problems in the relationship, it becomes nearly impossible to resolve them. When you understand how your partner communicates, it improves your ability to listen. Premarital counseling can help you build communication strategies that will work to grow a lasting marriage.

  Set the foundation that will allow you to grow a lasting marriage

Set the foundation that will allow you to grow a lasting marriage

Prepare for the unforeseen

For most people, marriage comes with some individual expectations. Some of these expectations do not come up in natural conversations outside of marriage and can lead to possible conflicts down the road. Plans for child raising or interactions with in-laws are only a couple examples of areas where issues may arise. A premarital counselor can help you discover topics you have not yet discussed and find resolutions before they become a problem.

Premarital counseling is short-term

We offer preparation packages tailored to suit the needs and time constraints of the couple. Packages range from 5-10 hours. Contact us for further details.

Do you offer premarital counseling services near me?

Everyday Process Counseling Center offers premarital therapy to engaged couples in and around Troy, MI. We can help you prepare for a marriage, so the two of you share many happy years together in the future. Our offices are conveniently located just off of i75 at the big beaver exit.

Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment for your first session.