The Benefits of Premarital Counseling

The Benefits of Premarital Counseling

The Benefits of Premarital Counseling: Building a Strong Foundation for a Lifetime of Love

Entering into a marriage is an exciting and joyous time, but it can also be filled with uncertainty and apprehension. As you and your partner embark on this journey together, it is important to lay a solid foundation for a strong and healthy relationship. One valuable tool that can assist in this process is premarital counseling. At New Vision Counseling and Consulting in Oklahoma City, we believe that premarital counseling is an essential investment in your future, and we are here to guide you through this transformative experience.

Understanding Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is a form of therapy that helps engaged couples prepare for married life. It typically involves meeting with a trained and experienced therapist who specializes in working with couples. The counselor facilitates discussions, provides guidance, and offers strategies and tools to help couples navigate common challenges that arise in marriage.

Strengthen Your Connection

One of the key benefits of premarital counseling is the opportunity to deepen and strengthen your connection with your partner. Through guided conversations and activities, you will explore important topics such as communication, conflict resolution, family dynamics, financial management, and shared values. These discussions lay the groundwork for better understanding and empathy, enabling you to build a strong emotional bond with your partner.

Develop Effective Communication Skills

Communication is the foundation of any successful relationship. Premarital counseling provides a safe and supportive environment to develop and enhance your communication skills. You will learn effective listening techniques, how to express your needs and desires clearly, and how to navigate difficult conversations with respect and understanding. By developing these skills early on, you can prevent misunderstandings and conflicts from escalating and maintain open and healthy communication throughout your marriage.

Learn Conflict Resolution Strategies

Conflict is inevitable in any relationship, and being equipped with effective conflict resolution strategies is essential for a thriving marriage. Premarital counseling focuses on teaching you constructive ways to address and resolve conflicts in a healthy manner. You will learn how to manage disagreements, negotiate compromises, and find win-win solutions that honor both partners’ needs and desires. These skills will lay the foundation for a peaceful and harmonious marriage.

Addressing Unresolved Issues

Premarital counseling provides a space to address any unresolved issues or concerns before entering into marriage. This could include discussing past traumas, addressing trust or commitment issues, or exploring individual goals and expectations. By addressing these issues in therapy, you can identify potential challenges and work through them together, ensuring that you enter into marriage with a clear understanding and a solid foundation of trust and support.

Setting Goals and Expectations

Premarital counseling allows you and your partner to set goals and establish shared expectations for your marriage. You will have the opportunity to discuss your vision for the future, family planning, career aspirations, and how you will navigate major life transitions together. By aligning your goals and clarifying your expectations, you can ensure that you are both on the same page and working towards a future that brings fulfillment and happiness to both partners.

Enhance Intimacy and Emotional Connection

A successful marriage requires a deep emotional and physical connection. Premarital counseling provides a platform to explore and enhance your intimacy and connection. You will learn about the importance of emotional attunement, expressing affection, and maintaining a healthy and fulfilling sexual relationship with your partner. By prioritizing intimacy and connection from the start, you can create a foundation for a passionate and loving marriage.

Develop Resilience and Navigate Change

Marriage is a journey filled with ups and downs, and it is important to develop resilience as a couple to navigate the inevitable challenges that life may bring. Premarital counseling equips you with the tools and mindset to face adversity together. You will learn how to support each other through difficult times, foster resilience, and adapt to changes in your relationship. By developing these skills early on, you can create a marriage that can weather any storm.

Conclusion: Invest in Your Future

Premarital counseling is a valuable investment in your future as a couple. It provides a supportive and nurturing space to address potential challenges, improve communication, and strengthen your connection. At New Vision Counseling and Consulting in Oklahoma City, we are committed to helping couples build a strong foundation for a lifetime of love. Our experienced and compassionate therapists are here to guide and support you through the premarital counseling process, ensuring that you enter into marriage with the tools and skills necessary for a successful and fulfilling partnership.

Take the first step towards a strong and healthy marriage by scheduling a premarital counseling session with us today. Contact us at (405) 921-1776 to learn more about our premarital counseling services. Invest in your future and build a lasting love that thrives on understanding, communication, and mutual support.


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Andrew BrownAndrew Brown
11:05 06 Feb 24
Shawn called me directly and sought out a resolution with me for a recent poor experience I had. He showed genuine care and consideration over the phone, and demonstrated he truly cares about the clients that come here and wants everyone to get the help they need. That's how it needs to be in any place helping others in God. God bless.
Andy EatonAndy Eaton
21:00 11 Oct 23
I totally recommend Josh Rhoades. He's helped me overcome a lot of anxiety and work-related stress and the effects it's had on me this year. For any guys out there wondering if they should go to counseling, you should definitely give Josh and New Vision a try.
Mark VonFeldtMark VonFeldt
12:04 23 Aug 23
I admit I didn't think I needed counciling but when I hit a tough period in life. Caleb McKean at New Vison Counseling was extrodinary in helping me out and providing encourgement, prespective and confidence. In addition, it was great seeing Shawn McGuire who consitantly provided an uplifting personality that’s just contagious.
Elizabeth ProtzmanElizabeth Protzman
11:41 24 May 23
My husband and I just wrapped up counseling with Shawn. And if you told me 6 months ago our family would be how we are now, I would have been in total disbelief. Shawn’s approach to counseling is next level and took us to new places we never thought that we could experience freedom and he put a light on places we never knew were still dragging us down.My husband (before counseling) had past trauma that weighed him down so heavily that his negative self talk was taking over his mental life. He was completely unable to be social anywhere, see positivity in anything, and talked with a super meek voice because he didn’t see worth in himself. We thought that “this is just his personality”, but Shawn was able to uncover the trauma that was holding him back and helped him break free of it. He now speaks with a voice to be heard and even he engages in social situations!I went through a terrible health scare while we were going through sessions. My optometrist thought that I had a tumor or fluid build up in my skull. Shawn helped me navigate all of the feelings that I kept shoving down. On my second session of talking about this medical situation, we really got to the root of my stress and behavior in this situation and in life. I felt a ton of weight lifted off of me in that moment just by digging out every root in my heart that wasn’t welcome there. Later that day (a Thursday) I had my MRI scans and that Sunday I woke up headache/migraine free for the first time in four months. Monday I got the news that nothing was there. I truly believe that God did a healing work in that therapy session. A physical healing of my body and a spiritual healing of my mind.Through all of this Shawn was not only there for just our counseling sessions, but when I was going through all of the medical stuff he would check in and see how everything was going. He recommended for my husband to go to a camp that absolutely played a part in changing my husband’s life. And all that I’ve shared is only the surface of all of the healing we received. I would have to write a novel for the rest, lol.If you’re looking for healing and willing to show up and put in the work…Shawn will help you get there.
Steve RodriguezSteve Rodriguez
14:25 06 May 22
New Vision Counseling and Consulting saved my marriage as they helped and are helping me deal with my issues with depression and anxiety. I have been taught new methods of dealing with these issues and they are life saving. I have enjoyed my experience with Shawn Maguire, the best therapist I could ask for, and feel this place is a Godsend. I never thought therapy would work for me but I was wrong and wish I had come here sooner. Excited for what the future holds.

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