The rates are even higher for second and third marriages.
No one enters into marriage planning to get divorced, but unfortunately, that is the reality we are faced with. Many times couples enter into the marriage relationship never having seen a healthy, functional marriage to pattern theirs after. Oftentimes, couples lack the essential skills in communication and conflict resolution or don’t fully understand the concepts of companionship and covenant that are required to see a marriage through for a lifetime.
Couples spend a significant amount of time and money planning the perfect wedding ceremony and reception, without really thinking much about preparing for their marriage!
As a Christian pastor providing pre-marital counseling from a non-denominational perspective, my primary goal is to equip you with the practical tools to set your marriage up for success. I want your marriage to be strong in both the good times and the tough ones. By investing in your marriage before the wedding through pre-marital counseling, you will be more prepared to have the strong, amazing marriage you desire!
Pre-Marital Counseling Sessions
The standard “Set Your Marriage Up for Success” pre-marital counseling package is six sessions and covers a broad range of topics. Additional sessions may be added to strengthen your marriage.
Pre-marital counseling sessions are available in person in Mocksville, NC, online via Zoom Video Conferencing or Skype, or download the digital version by clicking the links below. To schedule pre-marital counseling or for more information, contact us.
Discover what God originally created marriage to be, how the relationship became distorted and how you can use a few simple techniques to make your marriage amazing. This unique and non-traditional look at a few stories in the Bible will open your eyes to a new perspective of how God wants to help you uncover love with your spouse for the rest of your life.
Learn what your personality is and how the similarities and differences of your personality types will make your marriage work efficiently and the areas where you will need improvement. In this session Chuck Taylor creatively offers insight to what motivates us in love, communication and perspective.
Speaking to your spouse in love can be tough if you are not using the same dialect of love. Using the book, “The 5 Love Languages’ by Dr. Gary Smalley, Chuck Taylor explains what love languages are, how they are expressed and how to improve the connection between you and your spouse as you strive to give and receive intimacy, love and communication.
Different perspectives on how to use money is the number one reason people cite for getting a divorce. Discover how have healthy and creative conversations about budgeting and using money to help enjoy your funds for the entirety of your marriage.
If the use of money if the number one reason people get divorced then different expectations on sex is the second. Men and women have very different expectations of sex, its frequency and its purposes. Learn how engage in healthy conversations about how to make sex enjoyable, intimate and intentional throughout the course of your marriage.
Parenting is tough. From managing the expectations each spouse has for parenting, discipline, life-goals, personality development and so on for your children to the daily routines of life, parenting creates a great burden of stress on marriages. When you add in the tug from parents, friends, and other family members for time from each spouse, you have a recipe for frustration at the very least. Learn how to create conversations that set a framework for how your home will cooperatively manage these expectations.
Planning Your Perfect Wedding Day – Wedding Planning Session
Includes writing vows (90 minutes) – required for couples using SGCC officiant services – $75
- May be in person or via Skype (both bride and groom must attend)
- Payment is due at the time of the session
- Session is conducted from a Christian worldview with absolutely no judgement or pressure
Sessions are available in person at the SGCC office, via Skype or Zoom Video Conferencing, or online as a digital download. Contact me for more information or to schedule.