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CHRISTIAN MARITAL COUNSELING

CHRISTIAN PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING

Intimacy and partnership are the main purpose of a relationship. Through our Christian Pre-marital counseling, couples can learn how to resolve conflicts and create loving and supportive marriages. Couples can learn effective solutions with practiCal tools and new hope. Begin to make changes you most want on your new relationship after a brief relationship assessment.

WHAT IS PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING?

Pre-marital counseling prepares you for your new life together as a married couple. Instead of focusing on the wedding, a one-day event in your life, pre-marital counseling prepares you for what marriage is all the rest of the days that come after the wedding. This is one of the wisest investments you can make as you prepare for your life together because it will prepare you for a life-long relationship. The other benefit of pre-marital counseling is that you may qualify for a $50 discount on your marriage license.

 

Young Lee is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselor and utilizes this program. PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple's assessment, completed online, that identifies a couple's strengths and growth areas. Based on a couple's assessment results, feedback sessions are provided to discuss and understand the results as you work through the real life issues that you may be experiencing in your relationship now, and anticipate what may happen in your marriage. I will help couples improve their relationship skills in areas such as:

  • Exploring strength and growth areas

  • Strengthening communication skills

  • Identifying and managing major stresses

  • Resolving conflict using the "Ten Step Model"

  • Developing a more balanced relationship

  • Exploring Family of Origin issues

  • Discussing financial planning and budgeting

  • Establishing personal, couple, and family goals

  • Understanding and appreciating personality differences

CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE COUNSELING

Marriage can create the most rewarding relationship and can also create most emotionaly trying experiences in your life. One of the most difficult challenges in a marriage is communication.

 

If you feel that your relationship is on the rocks, and you both know it.

But you aren't sure how to fix things — or if you really want to.

It may be time for couples therapy or marriage counseling. Couples therapy can help you rebuild your relationship. Or decide that you'll both be better off if you split up. Either way, couples therapy can help you understand your relationship better and make well-thought-out decisions.

 

Couples therapy or marriage counseling, helps couples — married or not — understand and resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Couples therapy gives couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way.

I will help couples improve their relationship skills in areas such as:

  • Infedility

  • Lack of trust

  • Issues with in-laws

  • Problems with finances/money

  • Lack of sexual intimacy

  • Incompatibility

  • Alcohol and substance abuse

  • Lack of communication

 

Couples counseling may be long- or short-term depending on the types and severity of the relationship issues that a couple is facing.

WHY SHOULD WE HAVE DIVORCE/REMARRIAGE COUNSELING?

No couple expects to get divorced when they decide to get married. Yet, divorce happens. Divorce is more than a court order terminating a marriage. It is a life transition. Emotional divorces can be extremely difficult and painful, especially if there are children involved. Partners must learn to cope with the extreme range of mixed feelings, learn how to let go of their spouse, and how to move forward in their new life. Recovering from a divorce is a journey. It takes time and work. However, with the right counseling, a successful and meaningful new life CAN be created. Our goal is to help you to use divorce as a stepping stone to growth and renewal.

Remarriage after divorce can be wonderfully healing, but it can also bring back the problems and pain of the first marriage all over again. Approximately 75% of divorced people remarry. Unfortunately, remarriage after divorce is statistically more likely to fail than a first marriage. If marriage reoccurs within two years of either partner's divorce, the failure rate rises to 85%.

Many people enter into remarriage (and blended families) with the same expectations with which they entered their first marriage. Remarriage to a new family may bring expectations that everyone will get along quickly and will integrate well. The reality may be quite different. Remarried couples can bring greater self-knowledge and maturity to the new union. Couples may be much happier than in their first marriage. The difference may lie with the help of a good counselor who can help partners prepare for the challenging dynamics of remarriage.

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