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Why you need premarital counseling

20 August 2016, 23:14 Jackson Okata

Premarital counseling is an essential stage of the marriage process that any couple intending or planning to settle down must pass through.

Premarital counseling is normally done by a senior religious or spiritual leader or as well a marriage counselor.

In the modern world, many young couples tend to overlook this important stage, but what they don’t know are the benefits that come with premarital counseling.

Here are the top five benefits of premarital counseling:

1.  It prepares couples to confront marital issues and problems.

They say that marriage is not a bed of roses and true as it is, the institution comes with its own challenges.

Premarital counseling helps young couples to realize that marriage has its own challenges and it prepares to confront such challenges when and if they occur.

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Couples who undergo premarital counseling are better placed to deal with marital issues than those who missed this important stage.

2.  Helps couples understand the meaning of marriage.

Premarital counseling is critical because it helps young couples to understand what marriage is and why the marriage institution is sacred.

Many think that marriage is all about sex but the truth is that marriage is more than just love and sex. Premarital counseling provides a forum for new couples to understand this.

3. It helps couples sharpen and enhance their communication.

Communication is very vital in any marriage and lack of communication has been blamed for most failed marriages.

Most marriage problems could be solved if only couples could learn how to communicate.

Premarital counseling is one avenues for couples to learn how well they can communicate especially when problems arise in their marriage.

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