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Preparing for Marriage Counseling
By Barrington H. Brennen, MA, NCP, BCCP, JP
Marriage and Family Therapist



WHAT IS IT?:  Preparing for marriage counseling sessions are for couples getting married who desire to have a professional prepare them for a life-long relationship.  They will also be able to deal with any current issues, if any, that are impacting the relationship.  Link



  • Eight (8) session before the wedding day.  The sessions are spaced between one and three week apart.  However, they also can be weekly.

  • One session (9th session) six months after the wedding day.

  • One session (10th session) is one year after the wedding day.   These last two session are follow-up session to simply evaluate the couple's adjustment and growth in the marriage


Ideally, a couple should begin pre-marriage counseling between six and one year before the wedding day.   However couples can begin session closers to the wedding day.   Also note that sufficient time is needed for effective evaluation, assimilation, and application of information learned.



Barrington Brennen tailors the topics to be dealt with to the needs, dynamics, and characteristics of the couple.  However, as a guide, he utilized the following:

  • Prepare Enrich Work Book for Couples.  This workbook provides a curriculum guide for the sessions.  The workbook is bought during the first session.  See Cost

  • Prepare Enrich Inventory.  Prepare/Enrich is an excellent assessment tool for couples (married or dating)  to discover their relationship strengths and growth areas.  This inventory is done online within the first week of counseling.  See Cost


$120 to $140 for first session (Includes the Work Book)

$80 for all other sessions.

$35 for Prepare Enrich.  The couple pays this one-time fee online.  Barrington Brennen will register to take the inventory.  After which they will each receive an email with instructions where to pay the $35 and to take the inventory.



  • Blended Family

  • Children and Parenting

  • Cohabitation Issues

  • Communication

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Family, In-laws, Friends

  • Financial Management

  • Health and Life Transitions

  • Mission Statement


  • Intimate Partner Abuse

  • Leisure Activities

  • Marriage Expectations

  • Parenting

  • Personality Issues

  • Roles in Relationship

  • Sexual Expectations

  • Spiritual Expectations

  • The Wedding and Honeymoon


Call 242-327-1980
Email: marriage@soencouragement.org



Barrington H Brennen, Facilitator, Director, Trainer


Preparing for Marriage Tools and Sessions


Call or Email to Make and Appointment to take Prepare/Enrich
Prepare/Enrich Fee: $35 US

Or Call to Have Preparation for Marriage Sessions

242-327-1980  or  marriage@soencouragement.org


Prepare/Enrich is an excellent assessment tool for couples (married or dating)

to discover their relationship strengths and growth areas.

Contact Barrington Brennen today.



Helping couples with their relationship is no easy task.  How do you stimulate the right kind of conversation with an engaged couple?  What types of issues should a married couple focus on? Which assessment tools are the most effective? What sort of materials allow couples to get the most from their time and effort?  For over thirty-five years, PREPARE/ENRICH has served as the perfect guide for helping couples explore and strengthen their relationships. Built on a solid research foundation, PREPARE/ENRICH has been improved and refined over the years to become one of the best, most effective, easy-to-use resources available.












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