Many of the Pre-Marriage Counseling components will mirror Individual Counseling .
A lengthy pre-marital questionnaire may apply.
Weekly session length may be extended up to two hours.
In certain cases half-day (4 hours) sessions may be available.
General outside commitment applies: Books to read, questionnaires, etc…
A Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis will be administered early in the process. It will reveal many helpful things that will be explained during a session and referred to often.
The first step and a vital part of the counseling process is taking the client's social history.
The purpose of taking a Social History is four-fold:
-Assists in building report and trust, as well as deepens compassion and understanding
-Helps in gaining understanding of how belief systems begin and have been reinforced
-Reveals the need to dethrone old belief(s) and embrace God’s system of belief
-Shows areas needing forgiveness and emotional healing
-Will be demonstrated throughout the process.
Note: It is preferable for pre-marital counseling to take place at least 8-12 months prior to the wedding date.