You did it! You said yes to each other! You are ready to start the rest of your lives together. Amidst the venue searching, finding the perfect dress, picking out the fun music to play, you realize that the most important part of the wedding planning is planning for the marriage to follow.
We have all seen how a strong relationship at home can impact all the other areas you are in. The quality of your marriage not only impacts how you are your fiancé will connect, but also how you connect with your children, your coworkers, and your community. You realize that creating a strong marriage will not only change your life, it will have the power to change the world.
And you want to make sure that you do this right. You want to set-up your marriage to succeed, to beat the 50%. You don't want divorce to be an option for your marriage in the future, you want to see your relationship flourish and grow into the most beautiful marriage this world has ever seen! And you recognize that you can't do this alone. You need help and guidance to prepare your marriage for the journey ahead. Look no further!
Did you know that premarital work reduces the likelihood of divorce by 31%? Imagine how much more it helps when you have a specialist helping you! From first marriages to blended families, premarital counseling will help you to build a marriage with a foundation of love, empathy, and passion.
Premarital counseling will help you and your fiancé find the hope and understanding you need to overcome the challenges your marriage will face. We begin by creating a foundation from which your marriage can grow and thrive. We start the conversations necessary to ensure your communication is strong in all the important areas, including sex, finances, and parenting. When we hit a topic that may turn into a tough struggle, you and your fiancé will work together to learn new ways of connecting over these potential issues to reduce the negative impacts they can have in the future.
For those of the Christian faith, we can also incorporate biblical principles into the work we do for your marriage. Your relationship with your spouse can be the strongest testimony you have to share the love of God, and we want to help you succeed. We want your marriage to show how a lifelong commitment, centered on Jesus, can transform even the most broken people into loving and joyful souls!
Building a relationship that is fulfilling and meaningful. Most couples want their marriage to last a lifetime. But going the distance isn't the only thing we should strive for. You want a marriage that goes deeper and does more, and premarital counseling can help you do just that.
Reduces your risk of divorce by 31%! The research proves just how important it is to engage in premarital counseling. The tools and skills you learn can help to prevent those unwanted outcomes in marriages.
Instills honeymoon habits that last for decades. You want to do the things that bring you closer together as a couple, that ignite passion and intimacy. We can help you find out what those are for your unique relationship through premarital counseling.
Set realistic expectations for your marriage. We all go into relationships with hopes, dreams, and yes, expectations. In premarital counseling, we help you have those conversations so you both can understand what expectations support your marriage, and which ones are unrealistic, especially for first responder couples.
Establishes a positive foundation for seeking help further on down the road. All couples will hit rough patches. When you engage in premarital counseling early on, you actually set yourselves up for overcoming those rough patches yourselves. You both learn to feel comfortable having conversations with a counselor, and can even create a relationship with your counselor that can help make it easier if you do need to return.
At Code 3 Counseling, we have team members who are certified in utilizing the SYMBIS Assessment. SYMBIS stands for "Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts". It is a powerful tool that can be used to help the two of you strengthen your relationship.
This tool assesses your personalities, communication styles, strengths and potential pitfalls to help you both prepare for a lifetime of commitment and love.
"I hold you in my heart, for we have shared together God's blessings."