Going into pre-marital counseling, I was nervous from the stories I had heard before. I was worried about a compatibility test or being told our marriage wasn’t going to work by a Reverend who has baptized me.
It was nothing like that.
I grew up in the Methodist denomination and the marriage counseling was an approach of making anything work instead of seeing if we would work. After going through the experience, I definitely recommend premarital counseling, but remember, not all premarital counselings are the same.
I think something that really struck me and really tightened my relationship in Christ with my now-husband is that we believed and still believe that we were brought together by God to create a family that follows in His name. It was this idea that we are better together for God than apart. We make each other better people. We lift His name in all that we do. My Reverend really brought that purpose to light for us. In fact, it was the subject of so many discussions.