What is Premarital Counseling?

It’s a Fun, Rewarding Experience that Increases Your Couple’s Connection

Many couples have told us that going through the Rock Your Relationship premarital counseling helped them to connect more intimately with their partner and to be more attuned to each other’s needs. This heightened awareness helps each person to understand their own feelings, thoughts, and emotions better so they are able to express personal needs and desires in ways they have never done before.

Couples say that it’s fun learning more about each other and learning new skills to increase constructive dialogue and to become better at problem solving. Couples gain greater confidence in their communication and conflict resolution skills and leave the premarital process knowing they are equipped and empowered to succeed.

Our premarital counseling is a safe and structured way to discuss in-depth all the key areas that help relationships to succeed. It’s an educational and therapeutic process that supports couples as they examine and address strengths and weaknesses in their relationship, while using the PREPARE/ENRICH customized couples assessment as a guide. Areas addressed include:

  • Communication styles, assertiveness and listening skills, empathetic skills and negative interactive patterns
  • Conflict Resolution Styles, Avoidance, and Partner Dominance
  • Partner Style and Habits – The things we don’t like about our partner’s habits/personality
  • Family and Friends
  • Financial Management
  • Leisure Activities
  • Sexual Expectations
  • Parenting Expectations
  • Relationship Roles and Decision-making
  • Spiritual Beliefs
  • Idealism and how it shapes our expectations of each other and of marriage

Premarital Group Classes are offered 7 times per year alternating Sundays or Thursday evenings in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Sunday classes are held on Sundays in Chanhassen from 6:30-8:30pm and Thursday classes are held in Minnetonka from 7:00-9:00pm

Private Premarital is customized especially to fit your busy lifestyle. You choose the days and times that work for you and your fiancé. You also get more one-on-one attention than a group class. Great for students, traveling professionals, and those with frequent schedule changes.

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