Engagement Anxiety: What It Is and What It Means for Your Relationship

Engagement Anxiety:  What It Is and What It Means for Your Relationship

You have worked up the courage to say “Will you marry me?” or to say “Yes” in response to that question. Or you have decided to live together. Now you’re feeling anxious about whether you’re doing the right thing. Are you really prepared for such a big step? Even if you have complete faith in your decision and know you are prepared, engagement anxiety still creeps in. Read on to learn how to manage those feelings.

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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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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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Are Your Marital Expectations Ruining a Really Good Relationship?

Are Your Marital Expectations Ruining a Really Good Relationship?

Too often, couples enter into marriage with unrealistic expectations of enduring love that withstands all the challenges life throws at them. When these expectations fail to be met, it is easy to become disillusioned and lose hope in the future.  Make sure you and your partner are entering a lifetime relationship with reality in tow. Read on to find out how to develop realistic expectations.  

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5 Marriage Myths to Address Before You Walk Down the Aisle

5 Marriage Myths to Address Before You Walk Down the Aisle

Many couples have preconceived notions about what marriage will be like. Even when these notions prove to be false, they doggedly continue the same destructive patterns. Take time before getting married to talk about your expectations. Face the reality of the myths discussed in this blog. Walk down the aisle with a clear idea of what you're walking toward. It can help minimize the likelihood that you'll become a divorce statistic.

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How Pre-marital Counseling Helps Tame These Top 3 Reasons for Divorce

How Pre-marital Counseling Helps Tame These Top 3 Reasons for Divorce

Many couples choose not to seek pre-marital counseling. It's easy to believe that you're been together long enough to know that you're compatible.  Sure, you might not agree on everything, but it all works out.  For some couples, this may hold true.  But far too many couples end up thinking, "I wish I had known about this before the wedding."  Don't be one of those couples.  Invest in the future of your marriage.  Read more to understand how pre-marital counseling can be helpful.

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