Thanks to our diverse staff, we can offer many kinds of premarital counseling at Family Strategies Counseling and Mediation. Our approach to premarital counseling, therefore, falls into two categories; secular or faith-based premarital counseling. In addition, we tailor each process to offer a holistic approach to our clients. Honoring your whole being is the best way to get positive results.


Secular Premarital Counseling

Many people do not realize they can access marriage counseling outside of a religious setting. Traditionally, marital counseling was an option only through one’s church, synagogue, or another pastoral setting. However, more people are choosing to get married outside of a religious setting. Plenty of people want the option of premarital counseling that isn’t faith-based.

We offer couples counseling to anyone in a relationship – whether they are married or not. During premarital therapy, you and your partner will work towards learning how to:

  • Show each other love and respect
  • Effectively resolve conflict
  • Communicate around important issues (parenting, money, etc.)
  • Keep the relationship interesting
  • Support each other in all aspects of life

Skills like these are vital for your ability to work through the ups and downs of marriage. Your partner is who you will rely on when things get tough. Premarital counseling can help you both get on the same page before you say, “I do!”


Faith-Based Premarital Counseling

At Family Strategies, we also offer faith-based marriage counseling. Just like you, our counselors each experience their faiths differently. The goal of faith-based premarital therapy is to help couples plan marriages that will glorify God. You will learn to set reasonable expectations for each other. Christian Pre Marriage Counseling teaches how to:

  • Build a solid, biblical foundation for marriage
  • Begin a dialog about important topics (sex, finances, parenting, etc.)
  • Uncover areas of concern
  • Prepare for married life, not just the wedding day

The most crucial part of premarital counseling is having a serious conversation about your upcoming marriage. The temptation to avoid the tough stuff will come back to bite you! All marriages are full of problems, even those in a Christian household. So rather than avoiding the issue, discussing and preparing is best.



We retain a diverse staff at Family Strategies. As a result, we have the unique opportunity to offer secular and faith-based premarital counseling to the Chicago South Suburban area. Traditionally, premarital counseling is provided inside a religious setting, but that does not necessarily have to be the case. Whether you work with a faith-based counselor or not, you can expect to learn good communication patterns and conflict-resolution skills. These will help you and your partner navigate marriage’s ups and downs.

Family Strategies Counseling & Mediation provides in-person couples counseling in Homewood, IL. In addition, we offer family counseling and mental health counseling. Our therapists are skilled at working with those struggling to process traumatic events. Call our office at (708) 798-5433 or email us at for appointment details.


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