PreMarital Counseling

Thank you for considering The Excellent Marriage, a Premarital Counseling Charlotte NC organization, for your couples counseling needs. We are so excited for you and your fiance. You are now on a journey to one of the most profound relationships on earth, marriage. We provide an array of premarital therapy services that will prepare you for the lifelong days after saying “I Do.”

Let the skills learned and practiced using one or more of the services below become the foundation of your marital unit.  Our Pre-Marital Counseling Charlotte NC services are listed below with a subset of those services offered around the world.  Contact us today if you have any Premarital Counseling Questions.

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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our premartial counseling sessions with Deona. She is very knowledgeable and her skillset is amazing. We gained so much and now apply it to our relationship daily. She’s easy to talk to, makes you feel extremely comfortable, she’s fun, and just has a wealth of knowledge to share. I also loved how we learned about the truths of marriage according to God’s Word and on Christian principles.

Additionally, we enjoyed our workbook sessions which allowed us to dig deep within our past and childhood experiences. We could then see how it reflects within our relationship. It was very insightful. We already felt that we had a great foundation but with all that we gained, our foundation was not only reinforced, but strengthened.


Each Pre Marriage option can include topics such as:

The Art of Effective Communication (The Imago Dialogue Process)
Intimacy: Understanding You (Spiritually, Emotionally and Physically)

Couples will also discuss topics such as finances, conflict resolution, personality differences, extended family, holidays, etc…

These topics and techniques are also taught during Marriage Counseling.  However, we greatly applaud you for learning these required skills from our counselors prior to marriage.

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Private Therapy ($100/hr)

Private counseling sessions will provide you the greatest opportunity for individual and collective growth as you prepare for marriage.  Sessions are in an intimate setting where total focus is on you having The Excellent Marriage.  The private time spent with the therapist will enhance communication, sharpen listening skills and increase connectivity.  Any area that will impede you having a successful marriage must improve, however in a non-obtrusive manner.  Typically this is a Premarital Counseling Charlotte NC service, however The Excellent Marriage does travel occasionally providing private couples therapy.

Premarital Group Services

In addition to Private Couples Therapy, a primary offering under our Charlotte premarital counseling servicesThe Excellent Marriage also provides group related offerings.  These services listed below are highly educational and will prepare you for life beyond the wedding day.  The group type offerings don’t typically include private therapy sessions or discussion of private and personal information.  Couples enjoy the wealth of information the Premarital Counselor shares along with the shared experience of being with other couples journeying with them to their own wedding day.  Visit our Events page or see our list of current Premarital Offerings to attend one of thees popular events in your area.  Below is information about each offering.

PreMarital Experience ($250)

This one day Premarital Experience is perfect for couples who can’t attend our popular nine-week course.  You will gain some basic but necessary knowledge before the wedding day.  The Excellent Marriage has condensed some of the topics shared during the nine-week course.  The compilation will give you an awareness or insight into being married.  If you want to join other couples journeying towards having The Excellent Marriage, we encourage you to participate in this one day event.

Topics covered could vary based on the overall need of the group.

Start Right Stay Connected 9 wk Premarital Counseling Class ($50/wk)

This is a very popular class that contains lots of energy and excitement. If  engaged or soon becoming engaged, we encourage you to participate in the next Pre-Marital Class. This nine-week class covers topics such as finances, conflict resolution, personality differences, extended family, holidays, etc… You can anticipate learning therapeutic techniques that promote marital and individual success, while in a safe class-like setting.

A few misconceptions About Premarital Counseling

  • You have to be unhappy and experiencing problems.

You do not have to be unhappy in your relationship or experiencing problems to do any type of pre marriage work.  Most engaged couples are happy and are not having doubts about their choice to get married. Premarital counseling allows you both to commit to a specific time to be present and focus on the relationship. It allows you time to learn more about one another while preparing for your lives together.  It also allows you to talk about things that you may not think to talk about while wedding planning.

  • There is something wrong with me/you.

A common misconception in culture is that you have to be “crazy” or dealing with mental health treatment needs to attend any type of counseling. Let’s face it, we all will experience some type of emotional challenge in life and there should never be a stigma on acquiring help. However, pre-marital counseling gives you the opportunity to openly and honestly asses your health in every area of your life (spiritual, emotional, physical, financial, relational). The most courageous people in this life go to counseling. It sends a message to your partner, you care about your relational health and the longevity of your marriage.

  • Counseling is the last resort to SAVE my relationship; we are getting married…No time for Pre-Marital Counseling.

Jon Gottman reported that couples wait an average of 6 years of being unhappy in their relationship before getting help. Do not wait until you begin to feel unhappy or unfulfilled in your marriage. Taking care of your relationship health is just as important as you taking care of your physical and emotional health. Prevention is KEY.


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