I think pre-martial counseling is VERY important, couples should learn what their spouse to be's goals are for the marriage and themselves before taking the plunge.
Marie McKinney-Oates with Nashville Marriage Studio is offering a discounted rate of $30/session (sessions are regularly
$50/session) on premarital counseling if your wedding date is after July 1st, 2010. Don't forget you get a $60 discount on your license if you complete a pre-martial counseling course.
Here is how she breaks down her sessions:
Premarital Counseling consists of 8 sessions:
Session 1 – Initial meeting and evaluating what the couple’s strengths and weaknesses are.
Session 2 - Meet individually with each of partner for approximately 30 minutes to find out about any anxieties/concerns about marriage.
Session 3 - Determine how the families you come from will impact your marriage.
Session 4 - Practice skills that will help you communicate in a healthier way.
Session 5 - The couple will have an argument over a typical problem and will resolve it using conflict resolution skills.
Session 6 – Finances are one of the biggest reasons couples give for getting divorced. We’ll look at how to avoid frustration surrounding money.
Session 7 - Sexuality can be another confusing issue during the 1st year of marriage. We’ll talk about what each partner needs in the bedroom.
Session 8 - A great marriage won’t happen without goals. We’ll layout what you