“Marriage is not a course to be entered into lightly,” as the traditional service says. Religious or not, starting off on the same page can lead to a lifetime of benefit.

I use an assessment called PREPARE-Enrich (www.prepare-enrich.com) to identify the strengths and weaknesses in each relationship. I tailor the session time to each couple instead of using the same material for every couple.

Here’s what pre-marital/pre-engagement counseling can offer your relationship:
-A non-biased look at the health of your relationship.
-Tools for preventing problems in the future.

Premarital counseling is not a test to see whether a couple should get married. Instead it is an opportunity to celebrate the areas of the relationship where the couple concurs, and to recognize those places where there is a different perspective to come to a deeper understanding of where the other person comes from. I consider 6 sessions to be sufficient (although we can do more or less, if needed).

As an ordained Presbyterian minister, I am also available to officiate weddings. I work with couples to help them in design a ceremony that reflects the love they share.

If you are interested in pre-marital counseling, or want to find out more regarding fees and what is provided, feel free to reach out using the form on my Contact page.