Besides helping couples improve communication with one another, setting goals for your marriage, and developing skills for conflict-resolution, premarital Christian counseling also helps you to bring your own personal life, including opinions, values, and history, to the relationship. Often, individuals will enter marriages with the expectation of gaining financial, social, sexual, or emotional satisfaction; however, they do not realize that this can be a very long process. After getting married, you may find that expectation and reality do not align. Therefore, it is prudent to discuss your differences and the goals for your marriage ahead of time. This helps both partners better understand each other’s needs and wants.
Premarital Christian counseling can help you and your fiance with a foundation built on Christ. This way, you can establish a strong and healthy relationship before the stress of marriage.
The counselors at Santa Monica Christian Counseling are dedicated to helping you and your fiancé grow together in your relationship, but more importantly, in faith.
Benefits of a Christian Approach
Similar to other non-religious counseling services, Santa Monica Christian Counseling offers evidence-based counseling services. The counselors at Santa Monica Christian Counseling are experts in complex relationship dynamics and are trained to offer guidance from the Christian perspective. This helps provide you with a well-rounded healing process that incorporates the mind, body, and spirit.
Spiritual quarrels have very powerful effects on emotional and psychological states, and both require time to heal. Premarital Christian counseling helps each individual foster a better understanding and appreciation for their partner and how they express their Christianity. This is an integral step in understanding your partner’s needs.
The counselors at Santa Monica Christian Counseling will encourage you to engage in discussions about what faith means and how it will play a role in the future relationship. Although we take a Christian approach to counseling, we encourage individuals of all faiths to seek help to build a healthy marriage.
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