When we initially got engaged, pre-marital counseling wasn’t on my mind. I was SO happy to be engaged and was still on the engaged chick cloud.
When I finally landed back on earth, Myron and I had several conversations about whether we going to get counseling, who would be provide the counseling if we got it and where we should go. Myron’s dad is a minister, as is his uncle, and I also have an uncle who I am close to who is a minister. We collectively decided that getting counseling from family was somewhat biased in one person’s favor so we aren’t going that route.
I am a workbook type person and he is a life experience and talk it out person, so we won’t be going the worksheet route either..LOL!!
Through our discussions we realized that what was important is that we recieve guidance from a person of faith, preferably a minister and that the counseling and related materials/discussions be based on Christian principles. We are both Baptists Christian, which certainly makes it a lot easier.
(As an aside: I have decided to attend church with Myron. His church is actually the church I was baptized in and attended as a child. Also both sets of parents attend there as well. I know couples who have really battled over which church to attend so I feel really blessed that this will not be an issue with us.)
So we decided to attend the pre-marital counseling at our church, which is 12 weeks long. Myron is in charge of setting up the particulars, which he is working on right now.
If you are married, did you do any sort of pre-marital counseling? For my singles, would you do it? Is it important if it is faith based or not? Holla at me in the comments…