Is pre-marriage coaching really worth our time and effort? The short answer is a resounding YES. Getting married without pre-marriage prep is like starting a business or any important venture without preparing. Half of all marriages end in divorce, and only half of those that endure are truly happy in the long run. Many happy engaged couples assume that they won’t be contributing to these statistics. But, if you just wing it and count on your luck to make your marriage a success, your odds are only one in four. There is another way.
Most couples don’t realize that good, skill-based pre-marriage coaching can reduce the risk of divorce by up to thirty percent and lead to a significantly happier marriage, according to marriage research. It can also reduce the stress of the pre-wedding period. Just a little effort now can make your odds a whole lot better over the long run. You want to do everything you can to ensure that your dreams of a great marriage and a great life are realized.
We like to think of pre-marriage work like a GPS device for your relationship. You use your GPS to determine where you are going and it figures that out by first determining where you are. Our coaching uses a CPS (Couple Positioning System) that helps you realize your views on how the relationship is going now and how you anticipate its direction in the future.
Our Pre-marriage coaching is based on the couple taking an individual inventory online from PREPARE/ENRICH. From that, we print out a 24-28 page report.
For further information on the rational for Marriage Coaching and the format, content and what’s covered in the sessions, please click here.
To take a short couple quiz as a sample of what the inventory is like, you can also go to this site.
We would be delighted to discuss this further with you. We do not require Pre-Marriage Coaching but we highly recommend it.