Hope Chapel Counseling Services
Are you hurting? Don’t know where to turn? Hope Chapel’s has referrals to many professional counselors, that provides professional counseling with a Christian perspective for individuals, couples, and families. Get the help you need now. Call Craig Mauck at 879-3853 to set up an appointment.
Hope Chapel believes that every couple anticipating marriage would benefit greatly by going through our pre-marital counseling program. Marriage can be difficult, and everyone brings baggage into a relationship.
What happens at premarital counseling?
The bride and groom will meet with a counselor to discuss wedding plans and the details of the questionnaires. An overview of the counseling program is discussed. Premarital couples also receive their program materials (workbooks, tapes, etc.) at the time of the premarital interview. Specific requirements to be married at Hope Chapel or by a Hope Chapel pastor are also discussed.
How long will the counseling take?
Our minimum requirement for premarital counseling is six (6) one hour sessions. All information is confidential between the couple, the counselor, and the pastor. During this time, we ask that you complete several information sheets, as well as the Prepare-Enrich Inventory. In addition, your counselor may have you study out of one of the books, Before You Say I Do or Before You Remarry.
What is the cost of the Hope Chapel premarital counseling program?
The Prepare-Enrich Inventory’s cost is $35. Counseling fees are set by the counselor you choose.
What do we talk about at the counseling sessions?
You will discuss many subjects throughout your time together. These subjects include marital roles and responsibilities; skills for communicating and resolving conflicts; realistic management of finances; your sexual relationship; your family of origin; and much more! Your relationship strengths will be discussed as well as areas that need growth.
Although the program is designed to cover certain topics, your counselors will design your time together to fit your individual needs. Details of the six sessions are discussed during your premarital interview. Homework assignments are given to enhance your understanding (and promote discussion) of the material.
What are the goals of counseling?
A broad goal of premarital counseling is to help equip couples with information, insights and skills, which will enable them to grow in their relationship towards intimacy and maturity. It’s a time for the couple to make an assessment of their beliefs, values, behaviors and ways of relating to one another. We hope to find ways to help couples to better communicate with one another. We also desire to identify weaknesses and problem areas. We will plan for continued growth in the relationship by anticipating various stages of their marriage. Our final goal is to have each person evaluate his or her commitment to Jesus Christ individually and as a couple.
If you are ready for pre-marital counseling, please fill out the forms below, and we will contact you about setting up an appointment. Please feel free to use the online forms, or, if you prefer, download the pdf files, fill out, and return to Craig Mauck at the church office.