Family Life: Don’t Forget Pre-Marital Counseling


In the excitement of an engagement and wedding planning couples will sometimes forget a critical experience that better prepares them for marriage: pre-marital counseling. Pre-marital counseling is such a wise investment of time, typically consisting of three or four sessions.  At Faith Promise most pastors and our staff counselor, Dr. Ann Slimp use Prepare-Enrich. This tool is used as a guide to have discussions about personal preferences and what the Bible says about key areas of marriage including:

  • Communication
  • Personal Stress Profile
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Financial Management
  • Leisure Activities
  • Sexuality and Affection
  • Relationship Roles
  • Spiritual Beliefs
  • Marriage Expectations
  • Children and Parenting
  • Couple and Family Maps
  • Personality

The goal of pre-marital counseling is to both provide insight into your potential spouse and to prepare as a couple, to build a marriage that places Christ firmly in the center. Couples, take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to grow together and in your walk with the Lord.

Don’t forget pre-marital counseling.