More and more couples are choosing to have a period of premarital counseling before tying the knot. Of course, no amount of counseling can turn an immature and fundamentally shaky relationship into a mature, firm one in a matter of a few weeks. However, the couple which already has an understanding of the different ways that they approach couple and family issues, and which has taken the time to discuss values and basic beliefs has a much greater chance of lasting ’till death do us part’.
Most couples spend many thousands of dollars on their wedding. Premarital counseling can be an investment which pays back dividends for the whole of the marriage. Most of us do not get any training on what it means to be married; we learn what we know by watching our parents and other family and friends. Consequently we often don’t really know what our expectations and hopes are, until they are unfulfilled. Jill uses the Prepare inventory to help couples go forward into married life with a confidence based on knowing their strengths as well as the areas of their life together which may need special attention.