Don’t Wait ‘til the Wedding! Build these Boundaries Around Your Relationship Now

Don’t Wait ‘til the Wedding! Build these Boundaries Around Your Relationship Now

Healthy boundaries are essential in all relationships, but you may find the notion of boundaries within a marriage a surprising concept.  Establishing these boundaries prior to your marriage during pre-marital counseling can save heartache later on.  Read on to understand some of these boundaries and why they are important.

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5 Ways to Become Your Spouse's Best Friend Again

5 Ways to Become Your Spouse's Best Friend Again

The foundation of any satisfying marriage is the quality of your friendship.  Do you know each other well enough to accept the quirks and eccentricities of each other's personality?  Do you trust each other enough to disclose your hopes, fears, and dreams?  If your marriage or committed relationship has started to lose its friendship qualities, you will find this blog helpful.

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Discernment Counseling: What to Consider if You’re the Partner “Leaning Out”

Discernment Counseling: What to Consider if You’re the Partner “Leaning Out”

Discernment counseling is becoming more popular for couples who recognize that there are problems in their marriage, but are at odds about what to do.  One person wants to work on improving the marriage.  The other person believes it is hopeless or too late.  Engaging in this process of discernment with an experienced professional can be beneficial.  Read on to learn more . . .

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Life Happens: How Premarital Counseling Helps You Weather Change Well

Life Happens: How Premarital Counseling Helps You Weather Change Well

Marriages inevitably have their ups and downs.  Changes and transitions that life throws your way can't always be anticipated.  There are, however, proven skills that can help you prepare for future events so they don't throw you off course.  Before the marriage is the time to learn these skills.  Read on to see how pre-marital counseling can be beneficial to your future.

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Flaws and All: Why Honesty and Acceptance Are Vital Long Before “I Do”

Flaws and All: Why Honesty and Acceptance Are Vital Long Before “I Do”

You have found your soul mate.  You're engaged and planning a wonderful wedding.  You anticipate a "happily ever after" future together.  Congratulations!  It truly is wonderful to find the person you want to spend your life with.  It's important, however, to take the time to genuinely get to know your partner, even their flaws, and allow them to truly know you.  Those flaws, in both yourself and your partner, look like mere irritations from time to time at this point.  As time goes on, they will turn into huge irritations.  Talk, talk, and talk some more before saying "I do."

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Mixed Feelings About Your Future Together? Discernment Counseling Can Help

Mixed Feelings About Your Future Together? Discernment Counseling Can Help

Discernment counseling was developed to help those couples who are uncertain about the viability of continuing their relationship.  Perhaps one partner is all in while the other partner has one foot out the door.  The structure provided in discernment counseling allows partners to feel certain about their commitment to each other before engaging in couples therapy.  

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