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Preparing for Marriage


Preparing for a lifetime of marriage can be one of the smartest investments you'll ever make.  Going into this relationship blind or ignorant of what lies ahead is very dangerous.  Most couples think it will be all fun and games and a piece of cake.  My folks did it, certainly I can do it.  If you're going to a place where you've never been, it's in your best interest to be prepared as possible.  Otherwise you may face some very uncomfortable, if not impossible, situations that you may regret.  

Most couples spend most of their time, energy and money on the wedding ceremony and the reception and honeymoon that follows.  Any kind of pre-marital counseling seems to be so unnecessary and inconvenient.  It can be considered a formality to be checked off just to please parents or other authority figure.  Most people who get married don't receive any kind of pre-marital counseling or training.  The divorce rate in the U.S. is almost 50% and there's a reason for it.  Men and women are not being trained for the most wonderful and at the same time most difficult relationship they will ever be in.  Many just give up because they don't understand the nature of what they're getting into.  They don't really understand this creature they are agreeing to share the rest of their life with.  

All of that to say that pre-marital counseling is not the be-all end-all that will guarantee you a great marriage.  It will be hard work.  Everyday.  But it will be worth it.  You increase your chances of having a better marriage by being as prepared as you can before you enter in.  We provide an 8-week face to face pre-marital counseling service in the Birmingham area. The only charge is for the books you will use which are very practical and can be used after you are married also.  We'll provide the coaching you'll need to be better prepared for your marriage.  Invest in your relationship.  Get the advantage and know how to be married well.

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