Marriage Preparation- Who Needs It?

Us counselor types are always trying to find ways to help people see the value of marriage preparation and relationship education, because it seems like it’s getting harder and harder to create and sustain healthy marriages. In our increasingly complex world, our emotional bandwidth is filled with so many mixed messages about romance and love.

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marriage contract or marriage covenant?

One of my favorite roles as a counselor is leading engaged or seriously dating couples through marriage preparation sessions. Among the many important topics we cover in the sessions is making the shift successfully from “me” to “we” thinking. The couple usually nods their heads and we begin to discuss what they think about that

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the ideal marriage

When I am at a wedding, I can’t help but wonder what the bride and groom are thinking their married life will be like at that point. For most, wedding day is like entering a fairy tale, leaving everyday reality behind. All the hard work and preparations pay off, and the ceremony is beautiful (although

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Children’s Hope for Family Act moving forward

The Children’s Hope for Family Act is one of our current initiatives. That’s the name of Georgia House Bill 684 which we helped get introduced into the General Assembly last session. This Act offers a healthy and sensible solution that will serve families with children who might otherwise become another divorce statistic, while saving Georgia

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family legacy

My mom, at 87, is a living legacy. I’m blessed in so many ways by her life in mine. I am one of those fortunate folks who has a fantastic relationship with their mom, as she has never been a source of contention for me. I think she’s say the same about me (hope so

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