You’re in love and can’t wait to get married. You thought your wedding would be wonderful…but it doesn’t seem possible to get everything accomplished. Everyone has thoughts about what you should do and shouldn’t do. You find yourself getting irritable with one another. All your conversations have become about the wedding. How can you keep focused on your relationship?
What can you expect FROM OUR SESSIONS TOGETHER?
Couples sometimes fear that I am here to tell them whether they should or should not get married. That is NOT true. In our sessions together, I want to get to know you better and help you get to know yourselves and one another better. I take a coaching approach to walking with couples to help them prepare not only for the big day, but the day after that.
DO YOU WORK WITH LGBTQ COUPLES?
YES! I believe that all people have the right to marry and am grateful that today I can not only bless a same-sex non-binary couples but also legally marry them. I also know that it can be difficult to find affirming vendors. Here is a list of vendors in Lancaster, PA who joyfully work with LGBTQ couples.
DO YOU WORK WITH COUPLES ENTERING SECOND OR THIRD MARRIAGES?
YES! This is one of my specialties. I believe recoupled marriages deserve special attention and care. The second or third marriage family will be different than the first, and I believe preparing for a wedding is the perfect time to begin learning how family life might be different than what you expect. Whether you will have children in your home or they are grown, stepfamilies face unique challenges that pre-marital work can prepare you not only to face but to grow with and through.
WOULD YOU OFFICIATE OUR WEDDING?
Absolutely! One of my joys of being an ordained pastor is the honor of officiating weddings for couples. If you are interested in including the wedding ceremony as part of your premarital counseling, we will collaborate to co-create a ceremony that reflects your relationship and your beliefs.
DO WE GET IN-PUT IN OUR CEREMONY?
Absolutely! We will work together to create the ceremony that best reflects you as a couple and your unique beliefs, practices, and traditions. There is no additional charge or fee for unity elements, readings, or special moments in your wedding ceremony.