PREMARITAL

WHAT IS PREMARITAL COUNSELLING?

WHY PREMARITAL COUNSELLING?

Premarital counselling can help couples improve their relationships before marriage. You’ll be encouraged to discuss topics related to marriage, such as:

  • FINANCES
  • COMMUNICATION
  • DEALING WITH CONFLICT
  • BELIEFS & VALUES
  • ROLES IN MARRIAGE
  • AFFECTION & SEX
  • DESIRE TO HAVE CHILDREN
  • FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
  • DECISION - MAKING
  • DEALING WITH ANGER
  • TIME SPENT TOGETHER

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HOLDING HEARTS COUNSELLING

Premarital counselling helps partners improve their ability to communicate, set realistic expectations for marriage and develop conflict-resolution skills. In addition, premarital counselling can help couples establish a positive attitude about seeking help down the road.

Keep in mind that you bring your own values, opinions and history into a relationship, and they might not always match your partner’s. For example, family systems and religious beliefs vary greatly. Many couples have experienced very different upbringings and have had different role models for relationship and marriage. Many people go into marriage believing it will fulfill their social, financial, sexual and emotional needs — and that’s not always the case. By discussing differences and expectations before marriage, you and your partner can better understand and support each other throughout your marriage.