Dr. Tyler Rogers was recently quoted in an article published in Counseling Today titled, “Premarital Counseling: Clergy or Clinician?”
In the article, written by Kathleen Smith, Rogers shares a few thoughts on the optimal timing for premarital counseling.
Other professionals take issue with the assumption that counseling should only occur before marriage. “I leave my door open for counseling beyond the wedding day, primarily because many issues in premarital [counseling] are discussed in the abstract,” says Tyler Rogers, who is both a pastor and a recent Ph.D. recipient in counselor education. “I find that couples’ expectations and reality never quite intersect as expected, so I find it helpful, though perhaps counter-cultural, to encourage couples to pursue some follow-up meetings beyond the honeymoon.”