We offer Welcoming Marriage program to engaged couples to help them talk to each other about their shared experiences, their similarities, differences, and their expectations of marriage. It is a dialogue that we hope will last a lifetime.
The first part of the program consists of an online assessment inventory that both members complete at home, as well as temperament & personality tests. Couples print out and score their own test results. There are no “right” or “wrong” answers. Next, couples read Dr. John Gottman’s research-based book, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.”
Finally, couples meet with our Associate Pastor to discuss their response both to the test results and to the “Seven Principles.” Couples may share as much or as little of their testing results as they choose. Couples may schedule up to three one-hour sessions over a period of several months. For those who would find additional counseling helpful, professional referrals are available.
For more information about Premarital Counseling, please call 377-6771 ext. 105 or email Family Ministries.