Pre-Marital Counseling

The act of marriage takes place at the kitchen table, during long talks, on the phone while driving to work, on walks with the dog, on sleepless nights stretched out before the fireplace.  The Wedding, with all of its planning, expense, and many choices is simply the celebration.  It is the big (or small)  party that celebrates the celebrating the marriage.

At Stillwaters, we do not work to prepare couples for their wedding.  We prepare them their marriage, for living life together, for handling obstacles and celebrating triumphs, for sharing tears and laughter, for being resilient while never losing focus on why they chose one another.  We work to help make strong marriages between two people who know what they want and are willing to work to have it, and are grateful for the opportunity.  That is what it takes to make a good marriage.

To help our engaged couples develop the skills and knowledge they need to be successful, we offer an 8 session premarital counseling protocol.  This comprehensive protocol uses the Prepare-Enrich Assessment to develop information used in sessions to help identify and address couple strengths and areas for growth.  In addition to resources developed through that source, we also include sessions specific to sex and sexuality, financial management, boundaries in marriage, gender differences in conflict management, expectations of marriage, and more.

Are you planning to marry and seek a comprehensive, truly effective pre-marital counseling experience to help your marriage to get off to a good start?  We would be so pleased to help.  Simply call us at 757-404-3747!