You are planning for a great wedding celebration. You have found the perfect location and planned your invitation list. A lot of money and countless hours have been spent on other aspects, such as flowers, catering, reception plans, honeymoon, wedding dress, tuxedos … the list goes on and on!
How much are you planning for a lifetime together? Although no one enters a marriage intending to divorce, no couple is immune from vulnerability. We all go through stressful stages (moving, job changes, growing family, financial challenges, etc.) which can lead to decreasing feelings of intimacy and mutual support. Proactively identifying strategies before challenges occur helps you manage them more successfully.
Premarital education is an investment that will last well beyond the wedding ceremony and honeymoon. In fact, studies show that couples who invest in marital preparation report higher levels of marital satisfaction, lower levels of damaging conflict, and higher levels of commitment to one another compared to those who do not. The most effective premarital preparation happens before or just after the engagement, before the bulk of the wedding planning begins.
I use the Prepare-Enrich program for premarital education. This successful and informative program uses an online assessment tool to identify couples’ strengths and areas for growth. This information helps accomplish the following crucial goals for marital preparation:
- Identify current strengths as well as areas for growth
- Continue to build strong communication through assertiveness, active listening, and a model for conflict resolution
- Identify and manage major stressors
- Establish personal, couple, and family goals
- Discuss financial expectations and budgeting
- Identify and appreciate personality differences
This program is a comprehensive and active approach to marital preparation and has been used with thousands of couples. For more information, take a look at their website: www.prepare-enrich.com
I currently offer three premarital packages to choose from. All packages include the comprehensive assessment and Couple Report, as well as two Couple Workbooks. I offer flexible scheduling and have some evening hours available. You can also take advantage of these through an online therapy format as well. For more information click here.
PLATINUM – $699
8 45-minute sessions. This offers the best value and opportunity to cover every dimension from the assessment. There are also opportunities to address other areas of interest important and personal to you. In addition, you are eligible for 12 follow-up visits at the individual session rate for one year from your wedding date.
GOLD – $469
5 45-minute sessions. This allows you to address what you feel are the most important areas from the assessment. In addition, you are eligible for 6 follow-up visits at the individual session rate for six months from your wedding date.
SILVER – $330
3 45-minute sessions. With this plan, you have an opportunity to receive the assessment results and discuss a few areas of the greatest interest. In addition, you are eligible for 3 follow-up visits at the individual session rate for four months from your wedding date.
You want to have a wedding you will remember forever – call me today to prepare for a lasting marriage after the unforgettable celebration is over. Do you have a loved one who is engaged? Consider one of these premarital packages as a gift to prepare them for a long and happy future together.