- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Ok, Bees, I was really nervous about this whole marriage counseling thing. This is my second time around, so I wasn’t really keen on being grilled about why I wanted to try it again when obviously it didn’t work the first time, and we’re only supposed to do this thing once, right?
Well fortunately, the counseling was pleasant. Our pastor explained to us the seriousness of what we were doing, talked to us about what the Bible said about marriage, and so on and so forth. Interwoven in all of that discussions were practical examples from couples that he had the pleasure of counseling (including some who walked out mid session), and he also mentioned that he had a good track record of knowing when a couple would or would not make it. He said he never told the couple these things of course, but you know I asked. (He said he did get a good feeling about us)
I guess my point of writing this post was that I thought that counseling would be some big scary thing that I didn’t want to be a part of. But it was really nice and I think I needed it. I wasn’t counseled the first time around, and I think if I had been, I would have known to not go through with it. Anyone who is on the fence about counseling or nervous about it, I recommend it. Keep an open mind and listen to what they have to say. Also don’t be afraid to ask questions and express your feelings. I’m looking forward to our next session. He requires 3 hours, and time flew by so fast last night that we covered over half of it, so we just have one left. It really makes you think about what you’re getting yourself into, and I also think that it brings the two of you closer. At least it did for us, and I didn’t think it was possible to get closer than we already were.