Upstate Chapel of Greenville premarital counseling is offered to clients being performed by any minister on our staff or another minister of the gospel. While premarital counseling is not a requirement for officiant services, premarital counseling is a fabulous way to start your marriage off right. It is a good way for couples to grow together and to start to think constructively about their future union as husband and wife. We offer premarital counseling online or in person at our pastor’s office.
The Benefits of Premarital Counseling
Premarital counseling allows couples to proactively assess their strengths as a couple.
- find that premarital counseling is a positive experience
- feel rewarded by identifying their strengths together
- see ways in which they complement each other as partners
- identify areas where they need improvement
With the experienced guidance of Reverend Jason K. Buddin, couples will be able to constructively identify and work through areas for improvement in their relationship before committing to a life together. Couples who partake in premarital counseling are more likely to have a happier, longer-lasting marriage. Statistics show that couples who take premarital counseling are far more likely to have a successful marriage than those who do not attend a premarital counseling course.
The counseling sessions help couples:
- learn more about themselves, as well as more about each other
- feel more secure in their decision to pursue marriage
- reach greater satisfaction in their marriages
- be more likely to avoid discontentment in their marital relationships
How Premarital Counseling Works
The first step to premarital counseling involves both the bride and the groom taking an assessment through Prepare-Enrich. The results of this assessment are then used in future counseling sessions. What you are sure to find through this assessment is that nearly every couple has both strengths and growth areas.
- gives a good idea of strengths in the relationship
- points to clues for growth areas that might cause friction in the relationship
The assessment is used as a starting point for further discussion. Reverend Jason K. Buddin will offer substantial Scriptural guidance during premarital counseling discussions. The discussions will cover many areas of preparation for a successful marriage. Some topics that may be covered during premarital counseling discussions include, but are not limited to: relationship history, relationship dynamics, personality compatibility, relationship roles, marriage expectations, financial planning, and spiritual beliefs. Throughout the premarital counseling course, Scriptural support is offered to support the suggestions made to the couple during each session.
It is true that the couple’s approach to the counseling will often determine the outcome. If a couple comes to each session with a willingness to learn, they assure their partner that they truly want not just a lasting marriage, but a happy marriage! This goes a long way toward strengthening trust and forming a solid foundation in any relationship.
Although we do not require premarital counseling as prerequisite for services, we do highly recommend taking a premarital course somewhere if at all possible. Who wouldn’t want to invest 8 hours of their preparation time to gain a lifetime of success and happiness?!
Contact us to start your premarital counseling course today!