“A stitch in time saves nine.” This well-known quote rings true for many marriages. If couples are able to prepare themselves for the blissful challenge that is marriage they may be able to save themselves for many difficult times in the future.

Lisa Kift, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist has listed six great reasons for premarital counseling. The reasons are: strengthen communication skills; discuss role expectations; learn conflict resolution skills; explore spiritual beliefs; identify problematic family of origin issues; develop personal, couple and family goals.

These six reasons will be discussed in more detail in following posts.