What Most Couples Need Before (or instead of) Couples Counseling
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Marriage or couples counseling
or therapy, while helpful in its own way, usually doesn't provide
the same kind of intensive and comprehensive skill-building as marriage
education. (Just as marriage education doesn't provide the more
extensive exploration of individual problems and underlying issues
that longer-term counseling can.) Skill-building and education are
the key factors in long-term divorce prevention and marriage success.
Today's marriages need all the help they can get.
When married couples
run into normal compatibility and conflict issues they often turn
to couples counseling or therapy to find help. Couples don't realize
that the challenges they are running up against are a normal part
of relationship development. In many cases, what these couples really
need (at least for a start) is a quality, skill-based, marriage
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seminar can still be very private.
Some couples do decide
to do both marriage education and marriage or couples counseling.
Many couples who are considering private counseling find that MST
is a very helpful preliminary or adjunct approach. They can quickly
cover all the general issues, develop skills and get an overview
of their relationship profile in the seminar. Many couples discover
that MST gives them what they need to advance their relationship.
We encourage couples
to complete group marriage education first because it is the most
effective means of providing comprehensive coverage of marriage
success issues and strategies. Couples who still feel that they
need more can then use this foundation to address more specific
or problem issues in their counseling. MST starts their counseling
on a fast track.
Marriage Renewal & Rescue is often more appropriate for many
couples than marriage counseling. Here are some of the advantages:
A more comprehensive, structured, but flexible, approach to marriage
success skills and strategies.
seminar setting where you’ll feel less "on the spot,"
more inspired and your relationship issues won’t seem like "problems.”
Many couples discover that the relationship issues that worried
them are very normal and are shared by many other couples.
More intensive experience that produces a 'high' of excitement;
complete in one weekend.
Covers all the basic marriage education,
so you get an accelerated start in any counseling you want to pursue
Most couples, though, discover that it's not couples counseling
that they need: What they need are the strategies and tools to manage
the normal challenges that all couples encounter in their relationships
At a Marriage Success
Training seminar you'll learn the skills you need to manage your
compatibility issues, communicate more effectively and resolve conflicts
in a healthy way that will dramatically increase your intimacy.
You'll learn how to protect your relationship, including your sex
life, from being undermined by the normal issues and stresses that
eventually surface in any relationship.
Not all marriage education
is the same. While the benefits of marriage education are beginning
to become more widely known, most couples don’t yet understand that
a program like Marriage Success Training focuses on specific factors
that research has shown will boost a couple’s ability to succeed
in today's demanding marriages. Research shows that couples who
have skill-based marriage education are much happier and more successful
in the long run.
Click here for more details about MST Marriage Renewal
& Rescue seminars.
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