When I began writing this post, I realized I had no clue (for once) what to say. I'm usually the biggest chatterbox so I can create random conversations out of nowhere, which has definitely helped in those awkward social events where people are forced to mingle and make small talk. Luckily for all of my avid readers, this post hopefully won't be a complete waste of your time as I finally decided on something to discuss.
Today I'm beginning my first session of premarital counselling. After much prompting from our respective parents and pastors, my significant other and I finally set up an eight week program with a trusted counsellor to better prepare us for the journey ahead of us. While we were tempted to skip counselling in order to "save" time and money, we realized that such sessions would be a tremendous aid to our future marriage and that we shouldn't skip out on something so important for the sake of convenience.
I am under no illusion that my marriage will be all hearts and roses for the rest of my life; while I enjoy the idea of romance, I am a pragmatic person when it comes to relationships. I understand that love and marriage require a lot of hard work and commitment and that no couple can escape from life's trials and hardships. However, if we learn how to weather those storms together, I know that those tough times will only make our relationship stronger and that we will grow together in love and trust.
As someone who enjoys discussing values, principles, and philosophies, I think I will quite enjoy counselling and I'm trying not to see it as something to dread. When any of you get married, will you consider counselling to be an important step?
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