A couple in our church recently got engaged. Knowing that my husband and I have experience doing pre-marital counseling with soon-to-be married couples, they approached us to ask if we would meet with them.

Before we could even schedule a time to meet, the bride-to-be spoke up: “I have a question. Why do we only do this after couples get engaged? Why is there no such thing as pre-engagement counseling?”

She makes a good point.

My forehead scrunched as I thought hard about her question. Why don’t we offer pre-engagement counseling?


Why Pre-Marital Counseling is


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