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Potential Benefits Of Christian Marriage Counseling Explained

Tyrese . DunckleeAug 25, 2009 | edited Aug 25, 2009 - by @TyreseDuncklee

What is Christian marriage counseling anyway? This kind of counseling is used to assist relationships that are dealing with problems by teaching them how they can know God and one another better. Many people make the mistake of believing that their marital issues can be solved without the aid of professional counseling. It is amazing how many underestimate the usefulness of an outside perspective. Because it is based on Christian principles, this type of marriage counseling can help you determine what God wants from your marriage.

When you become a part of Christian marriage counseling, there are three areas that will receive attention by most counselors. They will examine general problems and issues like low intimacy and difficulty communicating. They will also tackle the personal problems that develop within the marriage relationship. The last area involves the loss of what God's principles for marriage mean in ordinary life.

For Christians, marriage is vital structure of life and culture. In fact, it is part of God's original plan. Many believe that it is being attacked by the secular society. It is the intention of such marriage counseling to give couples a place where they can recover and gain new strength who've been dealt serious blows the secular world.

It was mentioned earlier that Christian marriage counseling addresses with problems and issues. If there are certain issues that are not dealt within a reasonable time, they can become causes of more damaging problems that can injure a marriage. While it is true that every marriage will have its share of trials, Christians may have a unique approach to the solution. One of the starting points is to be ready to respond to issues in an appropriate way. This means identifying any issues and acknowledging them at the very first time they manifest. Marriage counseling helps focus attention on the problems and provides the resources to take care of them.

Perhaps the most common problems that are identified by couples and counselors include weak communication, anger, nagging, and a lack of intimacy. This fact makes the point that most issues can be summed up by pride. Many individuals feel too proud to admit their need for assistance in resolving their marital troubles. It creates frustration in the marriage since one spouse is ready to admit their need before the other. The biblical concept of examining one's self and any motivation is one that is applicable in marriage relationship as well.

Christian marriage counseling provides an opportunity to refocus the priorities of the marriage. Unfortunately, human beings are prone to distraction so it becomes easy to forget what and who is important in their lives. What Christian counselors do is provide the tools and the knowledge needed to form solutions for marriage problems and restore health and well-being to the relationship. Counselors are professionals that have been trained to bring in biblical principles to replace attitudes and actions that hurt the people in marriages.

By using competent counseling Christian couples are given a sense of assurance about God's love and His desire to be at the heart of the relationship. If you take the time to learn more about God's principles for Christian marriage, then you may recover a proper viewpoint. Being familiar with the verses in Scripture that speak of these things can be like shield to preserve you from the fiery darts of wrong attitudes that slip into relationships. At its heart, Christian marriage counseling is about sharing and encouraging these ideas.

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I've learned a lot attending Christian marriage workshops and I'd recommend it even to non-married people. There are a lot of practical ideas to be learned and a lot of these seminars are also very entertaining.

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