Many couples don’t seek out marriage counsel because they believe counseling means they’ve failed. In fact, marriage counseling can help couples have fulfilling and successful relationships. It sometimes helps to get an unbiased opinion from a third party and it may be that all your relationship needs is a gentle nudge in the right direction.
If your relationship is suffers from some of the following, you may benefit from marriage counseling.
Withholding Affection as a Punishment
If one or both of you is using a lack of affection as a punishment, you may benefit from advice from Christian psychologists. Getting angry and choosing to ignore your partner or use the ‘silent treatment’ isn’t going to solve any problems. The Bible says, ‘Love is patient, love is kind’, and Christian marriage counselling teaches you to approach problems calmly and quickly find solutions, instead of getting overwhelmed and angry.
It's not easy dealing with relationship struggles, so why do it alone when you can get help from a professional? At the very least, it's a step in the right direction. Relationships are work and turning to a professional is a sign of wanting to salvage your relationship. It’s a no brainer!