Pre Marriage Preparation

“A wedding planned well has little if anything to do with a successful marriage.

With this in mind, it is easy to understand why premarital counselling is, in the long term, more important than wedding planning.”

Gary Chapman, author of “The Five Love Languages”

Pre Marriage Preparation at Let’s Talk Life is about planning for your marriage, not only your wedding day

Traditionally, couples spend thousands of dollars and many hundreds of hours preparing for their wedding which lasts for one day.  Yet many couples give very little thought to preparing well for the years of married life that lie ahead.  Many hope or believe that marriage will naturally work itself out.  But with every third marriage in Australia ending in divorce, the statistics show that this does not always happen.  Divorce can be extremely costly – emotionally, financially, socially and psychologically – so it makes good sense to give yourselves the very best chance of many happy and successful years together by preparing well for marriage and your future lives together.Premarriage

Some have done this when first talking about marriage, even before their engagement.  Others have done so in the three to six months leading up to their wedding date.  Still others have started a few weeks before the wedding, and continued after the honeymoon.   All have found the program we use extremely helpful.  Some couples marrying for the second time have expressed how they wished they had done something like this before.

Pre Marriage Preparation at Let’s Talk Life

At Let’s Talk Life in Nerang, Gold Coast we use the Prepare-Enrich Australia program.  We begin with inviting you to individually complete an online, customized questionnaire.  This questionnaire is not a diagnostic tool and there are no right or wrong answers.  It is simply a set of questions designed to take a snapshot of your current relationship strengths and growth areas in order to facilitate exploration and discussion.  We also cover areas such as assertiveness, active listening skills, resolving conflict,  discussing families-of-origin, coping better with stressors and working towards establishing personal, couple and family goals, and much more.

Couples find that 8 one hours sessions (usually one hour per week) are required to thoroughly cover all aspects of their relationship.   Some program providers offer three or four sessions, but for something as important as the rest of your married lives together, we like to take an in depth approach that takes a little longer but is well worth it.

 “We are on a tight budget for our wedding, but if we have to choose between pre-marriage counselling or a wedding dress, we’d choose the pre-marriage counselling.”  NM & JS after Session 6

Call or text us now on 0417 781 331 or email info@letstalklife.com.au