Reader Chas was ordained online to perform weddings and he’s done a few of them to this point. But, in an email, he asked about another aspect of marriage that I didn’t have an answer to:
Our local county offers a discount on marriage license fees for people who go through about 12 hours of premarital counseling, so I also wish there were local secular classes I could refer prospective couples to for secular pre-marital counseling since I’m certainly not qualified to offer it.
But are there options for a service like this? For what it’s worth, Chas is in Minnesota, but I’m curious on a national scale. Do atheists just have to pony up for an expensive counselor (if they choose to do that) or are there secular alternatives available?