Once you get engaged, couples can start to encounter some areas that can be
hard to navigate such as blending families, financial stress, differences in cultural
and religious views etc. Pre-marital counseling can help you learn the tools that
will be helpful in creating a solid foundation for your relationship going forward.
Based on the research by Dr. John Gottman, our program includes state-of-the-
art information and activities that will help you manage conflict effectively,
enhance your friendship, and build on your shared dreams and vision for the
future. According to recent research, couples that completed some form of
premarital counseling reported 30% greater satisfaction in their marriage than
couples who didn’t.
The cost of the pre-marital package is $850 which includes:
1) A customized couples assessment. The assessment will identify your
strengths and areas of growth. We will review the results during one of the
sessions and offer guidance on the areas of growth.
2) Four 80-minute sessions with both Shane and Michelle Elsdon at every
3) The Seven Principles Couples Set by Gottman which includes two
workbooks, a paperback book and two-card deck games to play.
The topics of discussion:
Feel free to call with questions regarding this package. Note: All four sessions
must be taken within two months after signing up for the package.
By the way, this is a great pre-wedding gift.
This is by far some of the most important and rewarding work that we do. We help couples to get started on the right foot... developing positive attitudes, good relationship and personal habits, and healthy communication styles. They learn how to understand their emotions, communicate what they are thinking and feeling, and build the beginning of a happy and healthy relationship.
We believe pre-marital work makes a big difference for couples. Helping couples to understand what is to be expected realistically is important. Teaching couples the tools to succeed in their relationship together is very valuable. Helping them after the problems have grown and their bad habits have formed is much more difficult than preventing the issues in the first place. Couples doing pre-marital work must be willing to take off their rose-colored glasses for a period of time; long enough to discuss some challenging questions.
Second marriages have a higher divorce rate than first marriages; therefore, it is important to learn from past experiences and mistakes, and take the enlightened understanding and awareness into your new commitment. Our positive and pro-active approach helps couples in blended families, as well as, childless situations to form the pathway for success. Come learn from the past, and make it a great future.
Call us today: 425-358-8558
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