the Couple Considering Marriage
You are moving toward one of the most wonderful and challenging of
human endeavors. I wish you every possibility of bliss and
contentment! And, I’m ready to help you look for ways to
make it happen.
We in the religious community feel a responsibility to help couples get
the best start that they can. Against the backdrop of a high
divorce rate in El Paso county (almost 70%!) we know that we need to
keep our marriages in a special focus. As a result, your pastor
may be encouraging you to get some pre-marital counseling to help you
on your way.
I do three sessions that are 50 minutes long. The cost is $75
dollars each, or $225 for the three total. Scheduling depends on
your availability, as well as, mine. I’m usually in the
office between noon and 7:00 pm, M, W, F.
The intent of pre-marital counseling is preparation. It’s
not about making a judgment about your readiness to marry.
That’s your job.
Every marriage has problems to face. That’s part of the development over the years of a couple’s
maturity. It’s just the way it works. Let’s
call these problems, “potholes in the road.” Our job
together in pre-martial counseling is to look ahead and see if we can
identify some potential potholes in the road ahead. If we
don’t find any that means we haven’t done our job.
I have a list of questions I will ask. Most of the material you
will have been over already together. Hopefully, we’ll find
a few things you haven’t spoken of. And, if something
interesting comes up, we will take a side trip to check it out.
The Worst Part about Pre-Marital Counseling:
The worst part is just coming through the door of my office the first
time. That’s it. It gets a whole lot easier after
that! Oh…finding my office is a little challenging, too.
Centered Life is located in First United Methodist Church downtown,,
420 N. Nevada. Park in the parking lot off St.Vrain Avenue.
The North door is the only one open.
Our offices are in the extreme South end of the church in Room 138
South. Walk in to the Welcome Desk, then, just follow the wall
signs go Centered Life.