Pre-marital counseling not only prepares you and your partner for the challenges and opportunities of married life, it enriches the pre-marital stage and deepens your relationship, making you both even more excited to commit to each other for life.
In fact, pre-marital counseling is so helpful and even powerful that some states require it before issuing a marriage license. The pastors of many churches (most consistently, the Roman Catholics) won’t marry a couple unless they first attend their pre-marital counseling program. These requirements may seem strict, but research supports the usefulness of pre-marital counseling. A frequently cited, comprehensive study by researchers from the University of Denver found that pre-marital counseling lowered the divorce rate by 31%.
Craig Lambert also offers couples The Prepare/Enrich Assessment – a scientifically developed program that has been shown to improve relationship skills such as communication & conflict resolution, decrease chances of divorce, and significantly improve relationship satisfaction. Learn More.