Premarital counseling


Many religions and faiths require engaged couples to undertake premarital counseling before their wedding day. Talk to your religious advisor in advance to find out more about what is required.

As well as any religious requirements, in some states premarital counseling with a licensed counseling provider is a prerequisite to applying for a marriage license or reduces the waiting period, so be sure to check the requirements in advance. Click here for Publiboda USA’s state-by-state guide to applying for a marriage license.

Why should we have premarital counseling?

Many couples find premarital counseling of use to them, even if it is not a pre-requisite to marriage. It is a good way to iron out any possible problems before they arise, particularly in possibly conflictive areas such as money and communication. In Florida’s state-sanctioned marital preparation program, for example, instruction is given regarding conflict management, communication skills, financial responsibilities, children and parenting responsibilities.

Premarital counseling can begin any time before you get married but may help when the wedding is approaching by reducing stress and focusing your attention on your relationship and your future marriage. This strengthens your relationship and prepares you both for any future challenges and conflicts that you face throughout your marriage.

Premarital counseling is a good way to prepare the bride and groom for a lifelong happy marriage as husband and wife.

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