Post # 1
We aren’t required by our rabbi or minister to do any pre-marital counseling but I would like to. Mr. Shef doens’t see the point but will do it if I really want to. I do. but not sure when would be a good time to start. How long before your wedding did you begin? Or did you NOT do any? And why (both for or against it)?
Post # 3
We did ours in Feb-April this year. So 1+ yrs out. It wasn’t required but we saw it as a good idea. If you can put time and effort into anything NOW, why not into making sure you start your marriage off on the right foot?
If your FI doesn’t see a reason to it, then there’s no reason NOT to do it! =)
Post # 4
we did our about 6-8 months before we got married just because we found a program we wanted to do and we had other friends doing it at the same time. We did a group program at church where they also set you up with a mentor couple that had been married for a while. It was definitely a great thing for us. We were on the same page about most of the big issues, but it really equipped us for this first year! i recommend it for all couples!
Post # 5
we just started and we have 9 months till our wedding. we only started so early because he is going to be gone in 11 weeks till basically our wedding =( but my friends started a few months before their wedding like maybe 3? it really depends on how long it takes and what the you and counselors schedule is.
Post # 6
We started end of October, and will probably be done in February. Wedding is in April.