Congratulations on your engagement! We are excited for you and your new life together! At Marriage & Family Counseling Center (MFCC) we believe forming healthy relationship patterns begins even before marriage, regardless of how long a couple has been together, and we offer pre-marital counseling for couples looking to give their marriage a boost from the beginning.
“Couples with premarital education reported higher levels of marital satisfaction and experienced a 30 percent decline in the likelihood of divorce over five years.”
– Journal of Family Psychology Survey
By taking advantage of pre-marital counseling, couples can create a deeper sense of understanding and awareness of their relationship by learning the strengths, dynamics, personalities and backgrounds that make up the DNA of each partner, identify the expectations that each partner is bringing into the marriage, and define possible areas of conflict and develop healthy skills to resolve conflict early in their relationship that strengthen their marriage later. Pre-marital counseling can also help couples find a deeper level of communication and connection by learning how to more effectively verbalize their feelings and emotions and improve and adapt communication patterns.