Help in Marriage – Christian Marriage Counselors — Marriage Problems

Posted on May 7, 2011

Looking for a Christian marriage counselor?  Struggling to know where to go and what to look for?  Sometimes it isn’t easy to know where to go to get the help with marriage.  Marriage problems are very common but what do we do when we just can’t get unstuck from the marriage problems?  Here are five questions to review if you are in marriage counseling now or seeking to find a Christian marriage counselor. 

1)  Is the marriage family therapist a Christian?

All of our Indianapolis marriage counselors are Christian and come from a variety of Christian denominations.  We believe your spiritual health is as important as your emotional health.  We desire for you to know who Jesus is and the plan He has for your life and family.  Our bottom line belief is: “We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God.” 

2)  Is the marriage family therapist a licensed practitioner? 

Our Christian marriage counselors are professionally trained to provide solid Christian marriage counselling.  We have Master’s degrees in Marriage Family Therapy and are licensed in the state of Indiana.  We have a passion to save your marriage.  We have been trained specifically in marriage therapy and understand how to integrate solid marriage advice to help with marriage problems.

3)  Is your marriage family therapist offering sound marriage advice, which is alleviating your marriage problems?

At Groff & Associates, we don’t believe one couples therapy fits for all couples.  We work to identify your marriage strengths and growing edges and look to create a environment which feels open, emotionally safe, and focused.  In other words, “you don’t pay to us to see you fight!”  We offer effective communication skills and the tools you need to know how to save your marriage. 

3)  Is your marriage family therapist teaching you effective communication skills to communicate more effectively with your partner?

Our Indianapolis counseling center will teach you:

  • Active listening skills
  • To understand your partner’s emotional needs
  • To love your partner more fully
  • To build a love bank with your partner to stop arguing
  • To empathize with your partner’s childhood wounds
  • To identify your marriage love busters

4)  Do you feel your marriage family therapist understands your marriage problems better than you do?

When you go for your first session and you explain your marriage problems to your marriage therapist, you should feel he/she understands your marriage problems and has an immediate game plan to know what your marriage needs.  They should be able to identify how many sessions they believe you need to get started and know to how to set goals and treatment that match your needs. 

5)  Is your marriage family therapist working as hard as you are?

I’ve heard from previous clients statements like:, “All they did was let us fight, we could do that at home for free!”  Or “They just didn’t seem to get my struggles and know how to help me navigate through them.”  Or “Half the time, we were doing most of the talking and my counselor looked like they were half-asleep!”  I always tell my clients, I won’t work harder than they do.  I expect when I give homework or an exercise for them to practice, I look at how the couple will take hold of the assignment and make their marriage a priority. 

Marriage counseling does work; if you look to get the right person for the job.  Make sure you research the marriage therapist before you spend valuable time and money.  Remember the first session should make a remarkable impression.  Realize your marriage is an investment that needs time, effort and resources.  Don’t let your marriage suffer one more day!  Help is on the way!

Written By:  Sally Groff, MA, LMFT, RPT

Sally Groff is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist in Indianapolis, IN.   She is the Clinical Director of Groff & Associates and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.  Her passion is to offer professional, outpatient care to couples.  Her desire is to restore and reconcille marriages; taking a good marriage and making it a great marriage!  Contact Sally Groff to discuss your marital situation with her.

 

 

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