Happy Thursday Dolls & Gents! I pray you’ve had a great week so far and you’re getting ready to enjoy you’re weekend.
I’ve been a little bad with these bridal posts by missing a few weeks only because I haven’t had much to say. Lol. Now that I’m less than 3 months away (someone pinch me) from my big day, things are getting a bit crazy and stress levels are definitely rising. In the midst of finalizing table runners and guest lists, Bran and I have been engaging in pre marital counseling with our First Lady at church.
Now I know the word counseling can often rub people the wrong way. In many cases, young people in particular do not see the importance of doing this. However, pre-marital counseling is not to be seen as therapy, but rather an educational tool used to benefit any couple who participates in it.
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider doing pre-marital counseling before your big day too:
1) It prepares you for what’s to come – As much as you think you may be ready to take on such a big and new phase in your life, there are certain aspects of marriage that many couples just don’t tend to discuss during the courtship or dating period. Counseling can be a big help by letting you in on certain things that didn’t cross your mind. This is also a great time to discuss finances and roles in the home in a more purposeful way.
2) Allows you to gain wisdom from more experienced couples – It can make a world of difference to be able to sit and talk to someone who actually has experience in marriage. There are so many nuggets of wisdom that can be passed down from the counselor to the couple that only they would know.
3) Teaches you effective communication – There’s no better place to learn the art of communicating with your partner than during the counseling sessions. You’re given the chance to listen keenly to your partner’s thoughts and really try to understand them on a deeper level. You’re also given the best advice on how to communicate correctly and effectively to make a smoother transition going into marriage.
4) Allows you to face the issues at hand – Counseling gives you the chance to express feelings that may have been suppressed during courtship or dating. There are certain matters that your counselor may bring to your attention that you probably didn’t think about before. You’ll get the chance to hear how your partner feels about different aspects of marriage and even some of your tendencies in order for you to adjust accordingly.
5) Improves your overall marital satisfaction – If you take in all you learn during the sessions, by the end of it all you and your partner should be more comfortable expressing your feelings to each other and should be able to benefit during your marriage from learning how to handle most situations that come your way.
What are your thoughts on pre-marital counseling? Do you think it’s necessary? Let’s talk about it 🙂
Until Next Time…