There’s no doubt that being engaged is exciting! Marriage is a major milestone in life, and the preparations and festivities that lead up to the big day are a lot of fun. In all the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to forget that the preparation shouldn’t just focus on the wedding day, but the marriage that spans the rest of your life. We’ve all heard the statistics — half of all marriages end in divorce, and lots of marriages that do stay together struggle along the way. There ARE marriages that don’t just hobble along, but provide partners with fulfillment, support, joy, passion… all the things that are so easy to focus on on the wedding day, but that so many couples report losing sight of over time. And yours can be one of them!
Lindsey Hoskins & Associates is proud do offer two vitally important wedding services: Premarital Counseling, and Ceremony Officiating. We especially love working with couples in both capacities, and offer a discount on our officiant services for couples who complete our 5-session premarital counseling package.
Premarital Counseling: It's no surprise that couples who invest in skills-based, comprehensive premarital counseling enjoy longer, happier marriages. Why? Because premarital counseling functions as a sort of immunization against the challenges you’ll no doubt face together. It allows you to think through and talk about how you’ll communicate, solve problems, make decisions, structure your family, and interact with the world. It provides a time and space where you can step back from wedding planning and do some marriage planning. And it allows you to explore how influences from your backgrounds and families might play out over time in your marriage.
We can almost guarantee that you’ll learn something new about your partner, and probably something new about yourself! You’ll leave with important new skills, and you’ll move towards breaking bad habits so that they don’t cause problems later on. You’ll have an opportunity to talk about the big, obvious issues, like goals, sex, money, and managing conflict. But you’ll also talk about everyday things, like how you spend your leisure time and division of responsibilities in your household. Understanding each other's perspectives on these issues allows couples to go into marriage with their eyes wide open and with realistic expectations about the life they are creating together.
Pre-Marital Counseling is most effective when it’s facilitated by a therapist who has been specifically trained to work with engaged couples. That's where we come in. Our clinicians are specifically trained to address the needs of engaged couples, guiding you through important discussions that cover both the challenges of planning a wedding together and the struggles that you might encounter over the course of your marriage. We have helped many couples achieve new levels of understanding, passion, and happiness in their relationships, and we can help you too!
If you are interested in learning more about the pre-marital counseling services offered at Lindsey Hoskins & Associates, please click here. When you're ready, please contact us via phone or e-mail. We are passionate about helping couples develop the skills and insight they need to create happy, long-lasting marriages, and we would love to work with you!
Wedding Ceremony Officiating: We also proudly offer wedding officiant services! Lindsey Hoskins is ordained through the American Fellowship Church and is authorized to perform weddings in the state of Maryland and in the District of Columbia. Our Ceremony Officiant package allows you to create a fully customized, personal ceremony that reflects your unique relationship with each other. Your officiant fee includes up to two hours of in-session ceremony planning, as well as unlimited phone and email correspondence to make sure that your ceremony is just as you'd like it to be. We invite you to read more about our officiant services here.
We are available to perform ceremonies for any couples, and offer an officiant discount for couples who also complete premarital counseling with us. We enjoy working with same-sex couples and have experience performing same-sex wedding ceremonies.
Contact us today at 301-785-7184, or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Recommended by 98% of couples
Erykah · Married on 07/29/2016
We planned our wedding in just six short weeks and started to run out of time to secure an officiant. After contacting several officiants in the area, Lindsey stood out to us the most. She was extremely responsive, efficient, and very easy to work with. She clearly understood our needs and walked us through the entire process. This made us feel very confident in her ability to direct our ceremony without a hitch. I highly recommend Lindsey as a wedding officiant and marriage counselor.Sent on 10/20/2016
Deirdre · Married on 09/05/2015
After searching high and low for a secular premarital counselor, we were very grateful to find Lindsey. After taking a detailed survey, we met with Lindsey over five sessions. She gave extremely helpful, practical advice on communication/managing disagreements and guided us through topics such as managing finances. As a result, my fiance and I feel that we are going into our wedding day better prepared for our marriage. The sessions were well worth the investment and highly recommended.Sent on 07/24/2015
J · Married on 04/28/2012
Highly recommend for anyone getting married to help learn how to effectively communicateSent on 08/08/2012
Lindsey is a fantastic therapist and professional. She would be a wonderful coach to guide you in achieving marital bliss.