Premarital Counseling

WHAT’S THE POINT OF PREMARITAL COUNSELING?
There are five purposes for premarital counseling.
  • First, we want to help you build a solid biblical foundation as your start your marriage.
  • Second, we want to help you begin a dialogue about your marriage. We’ll solve some problems, but many others will be worked through over the course of your entire marriage.
  • Third, we will point out areas of concern in your relationship. Despite all of your premarital bliss, you are going to have problems, conflict, and struggles in your relationship. We want to help you address these difficulties sooner rather than later.
  • Fourth, we want to preserve you from temptations. Premarital counseling will serve as a form of accountability for sexual temptation during the engagement period.
  • Fifth, we want to prepare you for the marriage, and not just the wedding day. Premarital counseling is meant to slow you down and help you think about the relationship.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN PREMARITAL COUNSELING?
Premarital counseling involves six sessions with one of our pastoral staff (Part of Session 5 is with the pastor performing the ceremony). The counseling will range anywhere from 6-10 hours total (approximately 1-2 hours per session). Premarital Counseling also includes listening to specific sermons that are to be discussed within the counseling sessions. For a link to all the sermon resources click below. 
 
 
HOW DO I START?
Call the church office (512-837-7725) and set up an initial premarital counseling overview session with the pastor who will be performing your wedding. At that time, you will walk through the Premarital Counseling Binder and you will be able to ask any initial questions you may have.