Christian Marriage Counseling

When two sinners get married, conflict is inevitable. Every married couple will disagree at times. Handling marriage problems well can pave the way for deeper intimacy and love. On the other hand, if marital conflict is not resolved effectively, a cycle of negativity and desperation can result.

If you’re looking for effective and professional Christian marriage counseling in Newport Beach, you’ve come to the right place.

The Christian marriage counselors at Newport Beach Christian Counseling are qualified professionals who work to cultivate hope and healing. Christian marriage counseling is an opportunity to work through issues with your spouse in a safe, Christ-centered environment.

Marriage Counseling: Does it Even Work?

If you’re feeling hopeless, desperate, or stuck in your marriage, you’ve probably considered getting marriage counseling, but you may have wondered if it actually makes a difference.

Statistically, the answer is yes! Couples who have received marriage counseling demonstrate greater marital satisfaction than 70-80% of those who don’t receive it.

At Newport Beach Christian Counseling, we approach marriage problems from a biblical worldview, and we’ve helped many desperate couples heal their marriages.

Do We Need Marriage Counseling?

The high percentages of divorce statistics can be staggering. But even if you’re not on the brink of divorce, you can still take critical steps toward safeguarding and strengthening your marriage.

Whether you’re facing serious challenges or you feel as if your relationship has plateaued, you and your spouse can benefit greatly from Christian marriage counseling.

The marriage counselors at Newport Beach Christian Counseling can identify specific mindsets and behaviors that are proven to contribute to divorce, along with tools to overcome these challenges.

Whether you’re engaged, have been married for a few years, are facing an empty nest and navigating new terrain in your marriage, or feel that you are on the verge of divorce, Newport Beach Christian marriage counseling can help you find faith-based solutions that last.

What Can Christian Marriage Counseling Do for Us?

The highly trained counselors at Newport Beach Christian Counseling offer customized treatment plans specifically designed for each couple.

Christian marriage counseling can help you:

  • Communicate more effectively
  • Resolve conflict constructively
  • Talk about your needs
  • Process difficult issues
  • Understand and appreciate your spouse
  • Set mutual goals
  • Restore intimacy and trust
  • Connect spiritually

We’ve worked with all ages, backgrounds, and marriage problems here at Newport Beach Christian Counseling. If you’re struggling, the Christian marriage counselors in Newport Beach are here for you.

Marriage Counseling Services at Newport Beach Christian Counseling

Communication

This concept is like Relationships 101, but it’s still true: men and women are different, and this often leads to communication problems. Most marriage problems aren’t “deal breakers,” but instead are a mountain of smaller, unresolved misunderstandings and conflicts.

Christian marriage counseling can help you:

  • Figure out what prevents you from communicating effectively
  • Learn to how to be an engaged listener
  • Understand nonverbal communication
  • Manage stress and emotional responses
  • Learn how to be healthfully assertive

Affairs, Infidelity, and Sexual Addiction

Issues of trust and deep betrayal require in-depth processing and communication. Is forgiving and forgetting the only option? This won’t bring healing if the root problems in the marriage aren’t addressed.

Christian marriage counseling can be invaluable to help you:

  • Process the emotional impacts of betrayal, such as flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, depression, etc.
  • Resolve the issues underlying an affair or sexual addiction of any kind (this is very difficult without professional help).
  • Rebuild trust on a foundation of honesty.

After an affair or sexual addiction is discovered, it can feel like your marriage is over, but many couples have been able to come out stronger on the other side. God can redeem these situations.

Faith and Spirituality

According to research, if you and your spouse have the same belief system and worship together, your chance of divorce is reduced by 35-50%. If you are married to an unbeliever, Christian marriage counseling can still help.

In either case, counseling can:

  • Help you understand your spouse’s spiritual needs
  • Help you make decisions regarding your faith and your children
  • Grow as a couple even if you have different beliefs

Finances

Financial concerns are one of the leading causes of conflict in marriage, with 64% of couples citing money issues as a “significant” source of stress. Financial advisors can help with legal issues, but gambling, careless spending, or hiding money are behaviors that require marriage counseling.

Christian marriage counseling can help you:

  • Build trust after financial infidelity
  • Address gambling or shopping addictions
  • Create a budget, set goals, and share financial responsibility

Sexual Intimacy

Sexual issues are another common cause of marital conflict. A marriage counseling professional can help you work through a breakdown in communication, including issues with:

  • Low sexual desire and frequency disagreements
  • Expectations and health of the high desire partner
  • Sexual performance issues and anxieties
  • Sex addiction

Problems with physical intimacy often stem from other issues in the relationship. Christian marriage counseling offers a safe environment to discuss these issues and help you reclaim a healthy and fulfilling sex life.

Parenting

Children are a gift, but the season of parenting brings many challenges.

In Christian marriage counseling your counselor will help you by:

  • Identifying your parenting styles
  • Working through areas of conflict
  • Discussing how to share parenting responsibilities
  • Helping you and your spouse maintain a healthy, intimate marriage

If you’re expecting a new baby or if you’ve been parenting for years, you might run into areas that cause friction or confusion in your home. Christian marriage counseling can help strengthen your relationship as a couple and as parents.

Divorce

Lost hope can quickly lead to thoughts of divorce. Sometimes divorce is necessary, but often it just leads to greater unhappiness. Divorce is often correlated with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, along with:

  • Financial problems due to the cost of the divorce itself and providing for two households
  • Children being negatively impacted for years to come
  • Emotional and physical effects such as stress, depression, sleep disorders, or medical issues; divorced people have a 20% higher rate of chronic health conditions

At Newport Beach Christian Counseling, we are dedicated to helping marriages in crisis. Marriage is a union created by God and designed to last a lifetime.

If you’re looking for Christian marriage counseling in Newport Beach, give us a call at (949) 668-0335 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.