Discernment Counseling

Things aren’t going well in your marriage. It seems like you’re not on the same page in your relationship. Recently, or for a while, you and your partner don’t seem to be on the same path. You’re in a weird position with tough decisions to make regarding the future of your marriage. You’ve found yourself considering divorce.

“I am not sure I want to stay married, but I am not sure I want a divorce either.”
“Getting separated seems like a good idea. But this conflicts with my values.”
“I want a place that will help me gain clarity about my choices. And, I would like to feel supported in my decision to stay in my marriage or get a divorce. 
“I’m tired of being stuck in limbo. Do I stay or do I go?”

If this sounds familiar, you and your partner could benefit from discernment counseling.

When Should You Consider Discernment Counseling in Atlanta, GA?

A frustrated couple sits next to each other one the couch. They have decided to pursue discernment counseling in Atlanta, GA with Faith and Family Empowerment. They work with a certified marriage counselor to determine rather they will work on their marriage or get a divorce.

Living in this dynamic is exhausting. It can feel like there is a constant unknown of how it will play out. Yes, there have been issues in your relationship. But, is it worth salvaging? Is there something left than can be fixed? This is a tough question to ask yourself or your partner. What’s more, it can be even more difficult if your answers to this question are different. Luckily, this is something counseling can help with. Having differing ideas about will “fix” the relationship could mean that you’re a mixed-agenda couple. 

Do I Need Discernment Counseling?

Every relationship goes through hardship. When two people join together, there can be complications and they may not see eye-to-eye on lots of matters. Furthermore, every couple has unique circumstances that bring them to the position of considering a divorce.

Common signs discernment counseling is right for you and your partner:

  • One of you wants to save the marriage, and the other isn’t sure that’s possible.
  • It feels like you’re stuck in limbo
  • Nothing seems to help you make the decision
  • You’ve tried traditional couples therapy and someone’s heart just wasn’t in it
  • It’s unclear if a compromise is possible
  • One partner has had an affair.

These are only a few of the reasons couples pursue discernment counseling. Click here to learn about other common reasons.

Discernment Counseling Can Help Bring Clarity To The Status of Your Marriage:

A couple lays in bed next to each other playing on their phones, not talking to each other. They are good candidates for discernment counseling in Atlanta, GA with a marriage counselor at Faith and Family Empowerment.

As marriage counselors, we’ve worked helped many couples through the discernment process. Some have chosen to stay married, and some have chosen divorce. This is the reality of discernment counseling. In each case, the couple has started off feeling ambiguous. Through discernment counseling, they have found clarity in their decision-making process. Ultimately, discernment counseling helped them transition from being in limbo to moving forward in their lives.

The Faith and Family Empowerment approach to Discernment Counseling

During discernment counseling, the goal is not to make a decision right away. We understand this is a hard decision to make. Discernment counseling offers a chance to slow down. As a team, we examine the strengths and challenges of your relationship. It is an opportunity to reflect on the successes and the mistakes made in your marriage. Most of the sessions will be done together. However, individual sessions are necessary at times. This is because both partners start in different places. Through discernment counseling, the hope is that both of you find clarity in your decision-making process.

Begin Discernment Counseling in Atlanta, GA

A couple stands next to each other smiling after exercising, They are happy with their decision to pursue discernment counseling in Atlanta, GA with a marriage counselor at Faith and Family Empowerment 30071

You don’t have to live in limbo. Discernment counseling can help. You’ll bring clarity to your decision-making process and relationship status. Our Norcross counseling clinic has experienced marriage counselors that can help you. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
2. Get to know your new counselor.
3. Begin figuring out the future of your relationship

Other Mental Health Services In Atlanta, GA

Discernment counseling isn’t the only service we offer at our counseling center located in Norcross, GA. Currently, we have transitioned to primarily seeing our clients through online therapy in Georgia. Our mental health services are extended to individuals, couples, and families. For individuals, we offer anxiety counseling, stress management, depression treatment, grief counseling, and relationship counseling for one. In addition to discernment counseling, we offer marriage counseling and affair recovery. We also provide group therapy and counseling for adoptive families, and Christian counseling. Contact our Georgia counseling clinic today to learn how we can empower you to live your best life. 

315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030, suite 1045
Starting August 12, 2021

(678) 257-7831



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