Premarital counseling can help pave the way to a partnership that grows and lasts. Our therapists encourage couples to explore potential strengths and needs in the relationship, to discuss and resolve areas of disagreement, to develop a vision for the future, and to accept each other as individuals. The Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis is used to discuss strengths and explore areas where further growth is advised. In order to develop communication that goes beyond surface level communication and selfishness a couple must understand that the relationship cannot be taken for granted with little desire to give attention to the other.

Attempting to establish a new course in life with one’s future partner can be emotionally and physically exhausting. Therefore, if there is any wind of self-centeredness within the storm of one’s anger and frustration the engaged person can find themselves propelled from gradually making any effort to work on such issues. Rather than seek measures to deepen the relationship and return to shore so that the both of them can learn how to become one flesh, their ship aimlessly wanders over the course of time with the assumption that the marriage is as good as it is going to get. At this point, there is a subtle inference between both partners in refusing to make any changes- personally or corporately. So many marriages that have been taken for granted present themselves with a false appearance before family and friends. In fact, issues are dealt with on a superficial level rather than working through one’s feelings so as to develop emotional intimacy. Therefore, our counselors will provide a warm, encouraging context to clarify, identify, and enhance effective communication tools so as to help each couple with strong lasting relationships.

About Prepare-Enrich

PREPARE-ENRICH is the leading relationship inventory and couple’s assessment tool. Scientifically validated as a foundational program for premarital counseling, marriage enrichment, couples therapy, marriage mentoring and marriage education. PREPARE-ENRICH automatically tailors the content of the relationship assessment to fit each couple’s unique relationship stage and family structure

PREPARE-ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counseling and premarital education. It is also used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement. Based on a couple’s assessment results, a trained facilitator provides 4-8 feedback sessions in which the facilitator helps the couple discuss and understand their results as they are taught proven relationship skills.

Prepare-Enrich Goals

The PREPARE/ENRICH Program has these goals for the couple:

  • Explore relationship strength and growth areas
  • Strengthen couple communication skills, including forgiveness
  • Identify and manage major stressors
  • Learn conflict resolution strategies using the Ten Step Model
  • Explore family-of-origin issues using the Couple and Family Map (Circumplex Model)
  • Discuss financial planning and budgeting
  • Develop personal, couple and family goals
  • Understand and appreciate personality differences
Each partner completes the inventory online (a 40-60-minute process that can be worked on and saved, if needed). Then you meet with me, the facilitator, together to go over areas of strength and growth in your relationship. At this time, I will help you talk to one another about the issues identified and/or whatever is on your mind leading up to marriage and commitment. I will provide you with time-tested exercises to increase understanding and skill in the areas of growth.

Benefits & Discounts

Preparing couples for marriage is important, so important that is has been found to reduce the rate of divorce by 30%. Premarital counseling, coaching, and education are investments in each partner’s futures, investments you shouldn’t risk to pass up. This is marriage after all! Therefore, upon completion of qualifying classes you will be presented with a certificate that will discount your marriage license by $60 when presented to the county clerk – Making the total cost of the license $21! Additionally, the presented certificate will also waive the mandatory 3-day waiting period.

Premarital Packages Available

There are 6 different package options available that can be tailored to each couple’s needs. There are 3 class versions available: 

  • Standard Version
  • Catholic Version
  • Biblical Reference Version