(Closed) How many sessions of Pre-Marital Counseling

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
33 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m in a similar situation only we haven’t got our results back yet. I’ve heard that the amount of sessions all just depend. My parents only had to meet 2xs for example, but a friend of mine and her now husband had to meet 10xs. It seems to depend on the issues you are facing (if you live together that’s a big no no for most churches, so they’ll want to counsel you more) and it depends on the person you are getting the counseling from (they all see situations differently). It’s nothing to be worried about. I’m paitently awaiting my call back with the amount of sessions we’re expected to have. I bet we get at least 6. We live together and we don’t attend church as regularly as we should. Oops!

Post # 4
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We didnt go to religious counseling but we only went to one premarital counseling session through a therapist – our relationship was already very strong and we had already been through more than most people in a short amount of time. However after the one session it really helped us deal with the Mother-In-Law problems we were having at the time and thats all we needed! 

Post # 5
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We actually opted to do pre-engagment counseling because we wanted to be sure we had the right tools and were ready to actually look at marriage. It basically transitioned into pre-marital counseling once we got engaged, but we did a year in total, with one session per month. I think it breaks out to about 6 sessions before getting engaged and 6 sessions before getting married.

Post # 6
1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did 3 over the course of 6 months. I really felt we needed a few more though and I wish we would’ve requested them.

Post # 7
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We met 5 times after the separate tests.  We really enjoyed them!

Post # 8
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We never had to take a test and we are in the process of doing six sessions only for the reason we are following a Christian marriage book that has six different sections.

Post # 10
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Six seem fairly standard, the program we went through with our church was 6 weeks and then a more intensive program through a local family ministry organization was 6 weeks plus one weekend.

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