Surveys find that divorce rates drop by 30 percent or more when engaged couples seek premarital counseling.
Preparing for Marriage
Statistics doom second marriages like Jerry and Kelly’s. Seeking premarital guidance from a Christian counseling ministry was the logical choice to proactively protect their marriage.
Many people mistakenly believe that living together is an effective way to test a potential marriage. But is cohabitation really a smart move for couples interested in a healthy, lasting marriage?
The quintessential trait of a good husband is the tenacity to love at all costs. I can’t be like Him unless I return love when my ego is wounded and unless I pursue love when I’d rather avoid pain.
It’s far too easy to get so engulfed in wedding details that you lose site of the lifetime you will be spending together. So, how can you plan for your special day and your marriage?
A secure and functional culture requires the establishment of stable marriages and the nurturing of families. Without healthy marriages and family life as a foundation, no community can long survive.
Physical intimacy and romantic love are not what keep couples together. It’s the emotional and spiritual aspects that make a marriage sweet.
Planning for “the day” or for a lifetime? Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley discuss the benefits of preparing for marriage and the beauty of God’s design for marriage.
How will I know that I’m ready to wed? Dr. Greg Smalley is often asked this question by engaged couples, so he offers his personal insights on how couples can better understand loving and being loved.
Non-Affectionate This is not the problem for most couples. Often there’s a need to restrain the passions that run so strong at this point in a relationship. Setting the flames of romance aside for a moment, is your friend comfortable with giving and receiving affection? Does he/she show appropriate affection to friends, parents, siblings, etc? …