Many are unfamiliar with pre-engagement counseling and how it can benefit their future marriage. Why premarriage counseling?
Divorce has become more prevalent and accepted in our society. For that reason, it makes sense we should take extra precautions to have happiness in marriage. A newly divorced friend once told me, “I knew we weren’t supposed to be married, but too much money had already been spent on the ceremony and reception. Invitations had gone out. It would’ve been too embarrassing and hard to break the engagement.” This story is a great example of why pre-engagement counseling or mentoring can be of value.
Counseling should ideally focus on answering two main questions: Is the couple emotionally and spiritually ready for marriage? If so, when should they ideally do so? Counseling should come after the engagement, focusing on how to be married, revealing strengths and growth areas. —Olan Stubbs
Premarital Counseling Training is designed for leaders in ministry and small group leaders to help couples who are thinking about marriage to give a Biblical foundation for marriage, as well as help them to build a stronger foundation for future marriage.
Date: January 8 (Sunday)
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
To register, please click here.