Most people take their time these days to prepare for wedding ceremony without considering preparing for the real marriage itself. Marriage is the only school you take your certificate before graduation, the reason why the learning process become tedious and unbearable for many in marriage. You can guard yourself with all the necessary information and preparations requires to pass the school called marriage by registering for our pre-marriage counseling.
If you have decided to marry or make a long term commitment to each other, congratulations! This is an ideal time to focus on the future and to plan your lives together beyond the wedding day. Committing to a long-term relationship brings with it a range of challenging and exciting considerations. Having a clear sense of yourselves as 'individuals in a couple unit' forms the basis of your future life together.
Doing a Pre-Marriage course such as “it takes two” will assist you in the development of those necessary skills. It is a five counseling sessions designed to draw out shared values, ideals, expectations and any issues that may need attention or be kept in mind. Couples are asked to fill out a questionnaire to help them think about all aspects of their relationship, intimate counseling facilitates a review of the results and a discussion of what emerges for each person in relation to the other.
The program involves assessment of a couple’s strengths and challenges, as well as an educational component teaching them core relationship skills. Program includes five one-hour sessions, culminating in a written report which is given to the couple, with a summary of what was accomplished and recommendations for the future, if any.
Assessment/evaluation.- Each person fills out a detailed psychosocial history form with extended checklist for relationship status, which addresses communication;
conflict/anger management; trust; sexuality; time management; spirituality; substance use; and potential for conflicts with extended family.
Review research on Stage of Committed Relationships & teach Daily Temperature Reading communication exercise
Learn key intimate tools: The Daily Temperature Reading experiences and the Dirty Fighting/Fair Fighting exercise to assess history of non-productive conflict resolution strategies and teach a healthier alternative
Review Daily Temperature Reading and Fair Fighting (if necessary) and teach Dialogue Guide, to give couple structured tool for deeper conflicts as they emerge over time
Conclusion and Written Recommendations