A Great Marriage
Our calendars are filled with color-coded to-dos, including work responsibilities, appointments, social engagements, kids’ extracurricular activities, and so on. We’re a culture that battles busyness and trying to do it all. To be successful, we make plans by prioritizing and setting goals for our health and fitness, our jobs, our friendships, our parenting, and serving in our community and churches. The calendar and goals assist in executing our plans. We work at them, assess growth and challenges, adjust when something isn’t working, and seek outside resources when we need extra support, encouragement, insight, and accountability.
How much do you invest in your marriage versus other areas of life? In reality, most couples don’t realize how much it takes to maintain a healthy marriage until they have to fight to keep it together. This is reflected in that the divorce rate today is around 50% and for second marriages the rate is even higher. Of course, people that get married value commitment and intend for it to last a lifetime. However, life challenges hit and couples struggle having the tools to navigate through how to heal and repair the relationship. Many couples go their separate ways or live in a marriage that they are dissatisfied with.
Creating a healthy marriage does not just happen but begins with INTENTION. Counseling is not something that needs to wait until your marriage is in trouble. It is also a great way to enrich your relationship and protect it. God has given me a passion for helping couples. I love helping couples get to a place of looking past their spouse’s behavior and getting to the root of what their spouse is actually needing and longing for. This develops empathy and compassion when challenges arise then couples can choose to lean in to their partner instead of away.
I would be honored to walk alongside you as you work through communication challenges, conflict resolution, forgiveness, family stressors, intimacy issues, and anything that you may be struggling with. I also love working with couples preparing for marriage to set a solid foundation and also with couples who just want to deepen their relationship in a new way.
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it shows courage, vulnerability and strength.
I would love to support you in any way I can!