PRE-MARITAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
We offer couples engaged or considering marriage a practical and comprehensive pre-marital program. When the program is completed, the couple receives a premarital certificate of completion. (Most jurisdictions will apply a marital license discount with the certificate - some up to 30% off.)
It's simple! Once the couple completes the questionnaire and application, we will contact them to set up an initial interview to discuss needs and scheduling. (This can be conducted long distance.)
Prior to scheduling the couple's first pre-marital session, we will conduct a confidential relationship assessment for each. During the pre-marital program, the couple will also receive relationship coaching and learn practical tools to assure they are healthy and ready to make the greatest commitment to each other and before God... Marriage!
November 7th, 2016, a day I was super excited for, yet scared out of my mind about. That was the day my husband and I were going to get married. In the beginning stages of dating, we rarely had disagreements. We were still in that fun stage where things didn't bother us. Then here we were planning a marriage and there were so many new and unexpected variables involved. The idea of “finally living together”, the realization of “this is forever”, the fear of “once we get married, everything is going to change” and then there was “the finances”. When we heard about the premarital program through Blessed Life Coaching, we knew it was something we not only wanted to do, but we NEEDED to do.
I realized the importance of premarital coaching after we were married. When you’re married, you are in each other’s life 24/7. When conflict arises, it’s then you realize how essential the premarital coaching and tools we learned are. Premarital is VITAL for all couples looking to build a strong foundation for their marriage. Because our relationship matters and is a priority to us, we chose to invest in the premarital coaching program. We are grateful for the countless hours of wisdom poured into us from the Cartlands, our church pastors, and the community around us. We feel every couple should have pre and post-marital coaching. So, why not invest
Growing up, I was blessed to have wise leaders in my life. But, I also experienced seeing hurt in married couples around me and I felt it would seem wholly irresponsible for me to go into a marriage without truly knowing my partner. Before I started dating seriously, I knew that premarital coaching would be a necessity for “my" marriage. I did not want my marriage to be the one that found out a year later of any hidden or unresolved issues.
My husband and I were best friends for 3 years before he proposed. We started the premarital program with Blessed Life Coaching a few months after we were engaged. We were both excited to see what new things we would learn. The assessment was fun to take and it was even more exciting to see our results and profiles compared. The unique aspect of coaching was the facilitated discussion of how we can appreciate and respect our differences, while recognizing similarities we didn’t even know we shared. They encouraged us to recognize the root of our processing, which enabled us to determine how healthy we were as individuals and as a couple.
Premarital coaching was an amazing introduction and preface to our marriage. We now have the tools and skills that have already proven to be a great foundation for our marriage. Aside from the program, we will always cherish the relationship that we established and strengthened with the Cartlands. As a couple, we feel completely at peace with calling them for anything. They are our life-long friends and mentors. We trust them and love them so much as they shepherded us into our most exciting phase of life - marriage!
Parents: Mr & Mrs Lothes
We believe that marriage is a holy act, ordained by the creator of the universe. We also believe the Bible is the Word of God given to man and inspired by God. Therefore, if marriage was created by God, it stands to reason that He would have some instructions on what it should and shouldn't look like.
As parents, we have certain hopes and prayers that we want for our children. We try to teach that Jesus Christ is Lord and they were bought with a price ( I Cor 6:19,20). We teach them the world we live in is cursed because of sin and we all need redemption and salvation. We also have aspirations that our children will marry, have children of their own, and teach them how to have a friendship and relationship with God. But most of all, we want our children to marry the right person, because God tells us what kind of world we live in (2 Tim 3:1-9).
When it comes marriage, God's instructions are clear on what it is to be in the book of Ephesians, the 5th chapter, shows the perfect premarital council for any couple wanting to get married. It is our prayer that our son loves his new wife like Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it, that our son will always love his new bride with all his heart and honors God. Proverbs 31:10 asks .."Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is above rubies". We believe our son has found her!
My wife and I have been married for 30 years. It hasn't always been easy, but we took our wedding vows very seriously... to love and cherish each other no matter the situation or circumstance. Marriage is a 3 way contract that is unbreachable. These truths have been taught to our son before he knew whom he wanted to marry.
We want to thank Brian and Josy for the love they have for God's people by sharing their lives, talents , heart, example, and service by equipping couples before they commit to each other. They teach what marriage is and looks like from a biblical, physical, and spiritual perspective. They both show God's abundant grace in their ministry and example to others. We, as the parents of the groom, are very thankful for getting to know them and look forward to a continued friendship. Thank you both for the impact you make in the lives of those you touch!