The season of engagement parties, wedding showers, and wedding planning can be so much fun. It takes a lot of time and energy to make sure that day will be just like you dreamed. But are you and your fiancé taking the time to focus on the things that will shape your relationship in the future? Pre-Marital Counseling lasts anywhere from 6-8 weeks and helps couples build a foundation in their relationship that will make the difficult parts of marriage easier. Where marriage classes or conferences are helpful supplements, pre-marital counseling will focus specifically on you as a couple. Are you concerned about finances? In-laws? How your past will impact your relationship? We will spend more time talking about the issues that are most important to you. You will learn about yourselves as a couple, be made aware of unhealthy habits that easily form if you’re not careful, and discuss topics that may not have naturally come up in your dating relationship. Come ready to discuss communication styles, conflict resolution, marriage expectations, and more. Once the wedding day comes, you’ll have a better understanding of what you’re walking into, and you also will have built a relationship with a counselor you can reach out to again if you and your spouse encounter something difficult in the future.