Premarital Counseling

You have been in a relationship for a while. Now, you are thinking about taking the next step. Or, you are already engaged and have set a wedding date. But, you still want to be really sure. In either case, you want to know if your potential spouse is right for you. In addition, you want to be aware of some of the potential challenges you may face as you make this commitment. If this sounds familiar, your relationship could benefit from premarital counseling.
 

Premarital Counseling Gives You A Chance to Begin Your Marriage in a Strong and Healthy Way

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Premarital counseling is a great option. It can help you and your partner prepare for the life that you want to enjoy together. When preparing for marriage, it can highlight some of your strengths. In addition, it brings up challenges you may face as a couple.
 

How Can Counseling Help?

 
Premarital counseling can give you skills. You can learn strategies to build communication and solve conflicts. These tools can help you as you start your life as a couple. There are many challenges these skills can help with. This includes monetary values, family challenges, and views on parenting and household responsibilities. Counseling can help couples in different situations. For instance, couples who have children from previous relationships or divorce. It can help you make a smoother transition. We know that blending two families can be tough. These are only a few ways counseling can help, click here to learn more. 
 

The Faith and Family Empowerment Approach to Premarital Counseling

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In premarital counseling, we use the Prepare/ Enrich curriculum to work with couples. You will be given a premarital assessment. Both partners will fill out. This is so we know where you’re at in your relationship. Next, we’ll look at your areas of strength. Additionally, we’ll talk about the challenges you may face in your relationship. As experienced marriage counselors, we will give you tools to help you be successful in your marriage.

Topics Covered in Premarital Counseling

  • Poor communication: you can’t tell your partner how you really think or feel. And, you don’t know how they think or feel. We will work on communication skills and conflict resolution skills. The goal is to begin to build a safe place where partners can be transparent with one another
  • Financial issues: shared taxes, bank accounts, and mortgages. All are huge stressors in a romantic relationship. Talking about money in a relationship can be tough. Premarital counseling can help you through the conversation.
  • Poor conflict resolution: many couples do not have the skills to handle disagreements. Premarital counseling can help. Avoiding discussion of problems means that the problems not go away. Instead, that they will get bigger over time. In premarital counseling, we will talk about things going on. This includes financial goals, creating budgets, and the meaning of money.
  • Role clarity: marital roles patterns are deeply ingrained in us from our upbringing. So, it is important to clarify whether gender roles are flexible or traditional. And, which partner provides for the family or if they both share the responsibilities. 
  • Children: will you have them? Who will take care of them? For example, will one partner stay home or will the child be in daycare? Understand that parenting is one of the biggest challenges that couples face. Furthermore, discussing this in premarital counseling can help you make these decisions.
  • Parenting: what will discipline look like? What roles will each partner have? Understand that many couples parent like they were parented as children. It’s important to know how we were parented. We should also consider how we feel about it. This can be conscious acceptance or rejection of those values. Knowing this can help build a better home. In premarital counseling, we’ll explore these factors.
  • Religion: how will you manage your religious values? If you plan to raise children, consider different values. Especially if the partners have different religious orientations holidays. How will holidays be celebrated, especially if you have different religious beliefs.

Begin Premarital Counseling in Atlanta, GA

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You don’t have to live with worry or doubt about whether or not your relationship will work. Premarital counseling can help you discover your strengths. And, it can give you the tools to build your marital intimacy. Our Norcross counseling clinic has caring marriage counselors that specialize in premarital counseling. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
 
  1. Contact me and request an appointment.
  2. Get to know your new marriage counselor.
  3. Start your life as a couple with success
 

Other Mental Health Services at Faith and Family Empowerment

Premarital counseling isn’t the only service we offer at Faith and Family Empowerment. Currently, we’re able to see individuals and couples through online therapy while our Norcross counseling clinic is closed. Services for individuals including anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship counseling for one. We also provide marriage counseling, discernment counseling, and affair recovery. In addition, we provide group counseling and counseling for adoptive families.


4530 South Berkeley Lake Road
Norcross, GA 30071

willhemphill2@gmail.com
(678) 257-7831

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