Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romantic love is the most important part of the marriage, that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best possible solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. All those modern day assumptions are, in one word, WRONG! (Quote from Tim and Kathy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage).
Getting married! CONGRATULATIONS! You're about to embark on the journey of a lifetime! Ready for blood, sweat, tears, humility, broken pride, and exhaustion? Marriage is hard work with humbling defeats and rewarding, wondrous victories! And yes, a profound mystery...
I have been blessed to partner, guide, lovingly confront, and assist hundreds of couples move toward a satisfying and healthy relationship. I am extremely passionate about helping couples discover one another and their needs in marriage and this starts with the pre-marital process. Together, we will discuss your family of origin and how you grew up, what you are bringing into the marriage, personality traits and selfishness, communication and conflict styles, decision making and gender roles, and physical intimacy.
Pre-Marital counseling on your TO-DO list? Switch it to the top of your MUST-DO list and start your marriage on the right foot.
Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor / Relationship Consultant and a regular guest on FOX 2 News in the Morning, St. Louis.