Pre-Relationship

Get Ready For The Rest of Your Lives

The months before a wedding are filled with exciting planning — everything from the colors to the guests to that special dress are selected with utmost care. A wedding is a special time, to be sure, but it’s also just one day. What about the days and years after? What about the rest of your marriage

Entering a marriage is one of the most important and life-changing decisions you’ll ever make. And, it can be almost impossible to anticipate all of the questions you should ask beforehand on your own…do you understand what you want and need from a spouse? Or what your potential spouse wants and needs from you? Everyone has baggage. When you bring two sets of baggage together, it can get complicated quick. Has an expert taken the time to help you two unpack? Are you confident that you and your partner will be able to successfully walk through life’s inevitable challenges together?

We can help you prepare for your relationship by building a strong and lasting foundation. We know what the important questions are to ask, and we can guide you through the process of answering and unpacking. Did you know that pre-marital preparation could reduce the potential for divorce by as much as 40%? We have been helping couples through pre-marital preparations for more than 20 years. Whether you’re engaged or still considering the possibility of marriage, start off on the best possible foot, and be sure you’re equipped with the tools for a successful journey.

Allow us to help you build the marriage and family of your dreams.

Common reasons couples attend

Are you really hearing each other?

Good communication is the cornerstone to building and maintaining any healthy relationship. It creates a sense of intimacy that can be shared throughout a lifetime, and it’s nearly impossible for any relationship to thrive without it. Whether you would like to improve your conflict resolution or experience a deeper connection with your spouse, you can achieve it through communication. Thankfully, it can be learned!

We can help you develop your communication skills so that you and your partner can establish and sustain a relationship filled with closeness, love and respect.

Can I feel happy and whole again?

We can never quite know what’s going to happen in life, but one thing seems to remain true: it’s so very rarely what we expected. Sometimes things happen that we never saw coming, and it can feel like the ground is shifting beneath our feet. What happens to your relationship during those times? Many marriage workshops teach the skills to help people deal with the past, but leave it at that. Relationship Lifeline provides a deeper experience that leaves you with the foundation and expertise that will allow you to be confident in your ability to face anything that comes your way — together.

We can help you find healing from emotional abuse, break the painful patterns that have resulted and learn to set boundaries to prevent it from happening in the future.

How do we set boundaries with within our families?

A marriage is more than a relationship with a spouse — it is the uniting of two families and the creation of a new one. It can be complicated trying to set boundaries with the in-laws as you start growing a new family with your spouse. How do you manage everyone’s expectations around holidays, birthdays and family traditions? These are common challenges, and in fact a recent study found that over 60% of couples felt that friction with their in-laws caused them long-term stress. But while these struggles are common, we believe that they are far from inevitable.

We can help you learn how to create balanced, stable and happy relationships with extended family that will bless your marriage instead of strain it.

How well do you know yourself?

There is no one else quite like you. You are a unique individual who has been developing over time and through all your life experiences. Your mix of hopes, dreams, fears, quirks, habits, and personality is unmatched…but have you really taken the time to really get to know and understand yourself? Do you ever find yourself asking why you behave a certain way? Focusing internally to increase self-awareness will help you understand what shapes your perspective, why you react as you do, and why other people “just don’t get it” when something seems so clear to you. Understanding yourself will revolutionize your behavior and relationships with others, and we can help you!

We will guide you through a process where you and your spouse will come understand yourselves individually, understand each other and learn how to more effectively grow together throughout life.

Can your partner be your shelter in a world of storms?

Maybe your marriage is fine, good even, but you just don’t have that sense that you are each other’s safe harbor — the place where you know you can bring the secrets of your heart and your deepest fears and insecurities, and know that you’ll be met with love and understanding. Maybe you can’t seem to find the right way or bring up the challenging topics. Maybe you’ve tried, and it didn’t go so well. Maybe you’re scared you’ll be met with judgment instead of empathy.

We can help you develop the skills necessary to have those important talks and cultivate that sense of refuge, both throughout the weekend and thereafter.

Real People, Real Stories

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Actual reviews from attendees

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Jeff and Nancy Blaha

This August my husband and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. 3 years ago I thought that was impossible. At that time we were separated and I was getting ready to sign the divorce papers. I had fallen out of love due to various issues in our marriage and saw no hope of Continue Reading

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