What will it take?
In order to have a healthy marriage you need two healthy
people. No one is perfectly healthy so we all need to learn, grow, adapt and
Step One - Honesty
Whether you are just thinking about getting engaged or have
been married for years, the beginning step is to be willing and open to taking
an honest look at yourself and the relationship. Since every couple is unique,
you will meet with me to determine and personalize the best program for
Step Two - Assessments and
A problem well defined is a problem half solved. Depending on
your particular needs and objectives, you will complete a few assessments and
inventories (some available online) that will help you to more rapidly determine
what is needed to make you and your marriage more healthy.
Step Three - Individual Sessions
In order for me to get a clear understanding of how you see
yourself, your partner and the relationship, I will meet with each of you
alone. During that time, what you share will be confidential so that you can be
free to tell me whatever you feel I need to know to help.
We will discuss the different assessments and inventories that
you completed to make sure I have understood what you wanted to communicate.
Together we will set some goals and objectives that apply to you individually.
We will select a course of action designed to help you reach those
Step Four - Couple's Session
Now it is time to meet again as a couple. During this session
we will answer the questions: "Now what do we do? Where do we go from
Keeping the aspects of the individual sessions confidential,
we will discuss the relationship and the common goals and objectives that you
have. We will specify what you each need to do for your relationship. This
will be a very educational session as we see how you can better relate, how God
has uniquely created you, what each of you brings to the relationship and how it
can all work together.