Marriage Counseling

All couples need to have a dream for their marriage.  Without a vision, there is less reason to work at the marriage.  Proverbs 29:18 says, “where there is no vision, the people perish.”   Far too many marriages today are ending in separation, divorce, or the couple is just existing in the relationship with no real connection.  There is a lack of willingness to try, a lack of energy to work at it, and no faith that it will even make a difference.

There are many reasons a couple attends marriage counseling.  Not all of them have to be for unresolved problems.  Some attend to strengthen what they already have together and revitalize their commitment to one another.  Whatever the state of your marriage, christian counseling can offer hope in rebuilding the union that can withstand the problems and pressures that inevitably come to every marriage.

It is highly recommended that a couple invest in the Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) to learn the weaknesses and strengths of each individual as God gave them as an inborn temperament.  Learning this as a couple can be an important tool as it creates awareness of how each partner needs or does not need social connections, the need for control, and affection. Many marriages have successful outcomes when this information is revealed, especially when the doors of communication are re-opened.

Marriage can be one of the most intricate and, at times, most complicated relationship in life.  Marriage is a gift from God that will require a check up and maintenance work from time to time.

engagement-637789_960_720Secure and healthy marriages should display the following characteristics:

  • forgiveness
  • patience
  • kindness
  • love of truth
  • loyalty at all costs/no secrets
  • belief and faith in their partner

Secure and healthy marriages should NOT display the following characteristics:

  • jealousy
  • envy
  • selfishness
  • irritability
  • holding grudges
  • disrespect

Areas of marriage counseling:

  • Emotionally Destructive Relationships
  • Marital Conflict, Communication
  • Separation
  • Divorce Contemplation
  • Pornography in the relationship
  • Forgiveness: Affairs
  • Seven Habits of a Healthy Marriage
  • Sexual Relationships in Marriage
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Preparing for Remarriage

Marriage counseling is Hope-Focused which is designed to focus on love, faith, and work within the marriage and developing healthy strategies in resolving differences.

If you would like to answer the A.P.S. profile prior to counseling, you may purchase the profile under Services, and then the A.P.S. tab or call for an emailed or mailed copy.