So you got engaged over the holidays!

Congratulations! No matter what your wedding will look like, there’s a lot to think about as you prepare to be married.

For a lot of couples, this is one of the most stressful parts of their relationship so far. You might be thrilled, but planning a wedding is a project that brings a lot of anxiety and stress and conflict to the surface. You may be spending more money than you ever have before. You may be working with coordinating schedules among family members who aren’t the biggest fans of one another. You may feel like you have to pick favorites.

I’m here to encourage you to invest in pre-marital counseling as part of this process.

Why? Think of it as preventative care, like getting your teeth cleaned or getting a flu shot.

Before you jump into this marriage thing, it can be a huge benefit to have some dedicated time to talk with your partner about your relationship, your goals, your dreams, and the things that trigger anxiety for you. In the premarital curriculum I use, Prepare/Enrich, we do an assessment which helps to identify areas of strength and of potential growth, and we focus our work together on those topics, including communication and conflict resolution, money, and values.

If you’re interested in premarital counseling, please check out my package deal, and get in touch! I offer a free, 30-minute “meet and greet” for you and your partner to come in and meet me and hear about the process before committing.

Best wishes to you and yours as you step into this new phase of life!

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