Workshops

Premarital Counseling Workshop

A great marriage doesn’t just happen—it is something two people consciously co-create over time. Premarital counseling prepares couples to navigate the ups and downs of marriage and deepen the foundation of love and connection that already exists.

During this fun, interactive six session workshop, you will learn how to…

  • Effectively communicate with your partner

 

  • Create a shared vision for your marriage

 

  • Navigate conflict and deepen connection

 

  • Build trust and intimacy

 

  • Keep the romance alive

 

  • Manage money together

Premarital counseling not only prepares you and your partner for the challenges and opportunities of married life, it deepens your relationship making you even more excited to commit to each other for life. Premarital counseling is so powerful that some states require it before issuing a marriage license. The pastors of many churches (most consistently, Roman Catholics) won’t marry a couple unless they first attend their pre-marital program. This isn’t arbitrary: a frequently cited, comprehensive study by researchers from the University of Denver determined that couples who received premarital counseling had a divorce rate 31% lower than those who didn’t.

Our premarital counseling workshop program includes The Prepare/Enrich Assessment, a scientifically developed program that has been shown to improve relationship skills such as communication and conflict resolution, decrease chances of divorce, and significantly improve relationship satisfaction.

Premarital Counseling Works

Research has confirmed that healthy marriages are correlated with physical and emotional health. However, relationships are always changing; even those that begin healthy and strong can deteriorate over time. The Prepare/Enrich process assesses your relationship on criteria shown to be important for healthy relationships. One of us will guide you through your results, highlighting relationship strengths and weaknesses and use skill-building exercises enhance a deeper connection. This process encourages heart-to-heart conversations that are the key to understanding your partner and developing lasting intimacy.

The Prepare/Enrich Assessment

Is a scientifically developed program that has been shown to:

  • Improve relationship skills such as
    communication & conflict resolution
  • Decrease the likelihood of divorce
  • Significantly improve relationship satisfaction

Testimonials:

“My wife and I started seeing Craig last year and it has been the best thing for us and our marriage. Craig provides a calm safe space to really examine the relationship as a whole. Craig makes you feel at ease and really helps you see between the lines. Our sessions with Craig h…   Show more >

“Craig Lambert and his special way of listening and experienced guidance helped our situation considerably. My husband was not happy about seeking counseling , but had a complete reversal within the first 10 minutes after meeting and talking with Craig. Craig was incredibly instr…   Show more >

“Debbie has a unique style of being open and kind, yet holding us both accountable in ways that are truly helpful. She tells the truth in a way that we both can hear it.”

“Debbie is also extremely knowledgeable about meditation and mindfulness (and professional in her approach). She spent time with each of us to teach techniques that would be effective for us personally. I highly recommend spending a morning with Debbie…”

“She welcomes you with such a peaceful and inviting demeanor and voice. Debbie is very positive yet real. She constantly reminded us of how to look at things and redirect our positive energies. The whole experience was one of a kind and I truly recommend this to anyone willing to…   Show more >

“…Debbie may be the kindest woman on earth and she is incredibly educated. Gave us so many wonderful tools to help with mindfulness and being calm that we can use in everyday life. “

“I wasn’t sure about therapy, but all the relationship tools & insights Craig provides makes communication and respecting each other’s boundaries so much easier. I know now we’ll have the nurturing, fun marriage we envision! I’m incredibly relieved that we took the plunge to …   Show more >

“My wife and I started seeing Craig last year and it has been the best thing for us and our marriage. Craig provides a calm safe space to really examine the relationship as a whole. Craig makes you feel at ease and really helps you see between the lines. Our sessions with Craig h…   Show more >

“Craig Lambert and his special way of listening and experienced guidance helped our situation considerably. My husband was not happy about seeking counseling , but had a complete reversal within the first 10 minutes after meeting and talking with Craig. Craig was incredibly instr…   Show more >

“Debbie has a unique style of being open and kind, yet holding us both accountable in ways that are truly helpful. She tells the truth in a way that we both can hear it.”

“Debbie is also extremely knowledgeable about meditation and mindfulness (and professional in her approach). She spent time with each of us to teach techniques that would be effective for us personally. I highly recommend spending a morning with Debbie…”

“She welcomes you with such a peaceful and inviting demeanor and voice. Debbie is very positive yet real. She constantly reminded us of how to look at things and redirect our positive energies. The whole experience was one of a kind and I truly recommend this to anyone willing to…   Show more >

“…Debbie may be the kindest woman on earth and she is incredibly educated. Gave us so many wonderful tools to help with mindfulness and being calm that we can use in everyday life. “

“I wasn’t sure about therapy, but all the relationship tools & insights Craig provides makes communication and respecting each other’s boundaries so much easier. I know now we’ll have the nurturing, fun marriage we envision! I’m incredibly relieved that we took the plunge to …   Show more >