Someone said that getting married is like gtting a huge surpise parcel. It may look beautiful on the outside, but you never know what is inside until you open it. Premarital counselling can help to avoid unpleasant surprises. You may not be aware of your partner's feelings or thoughts about certain issues until they come out in a discussion. You can also discuss how you will raise children, how money will be handled, what to do with interfering in-laws and more. Why not avoid areas of potential conflict if you can?
Christians should seek premarital counseling for the same reasons as any other engaged couples should. Marriage is a huge adjustment and probably one of the most significant and life-changing events in a person’s life. Just as with any other big event, such as moving house or changing careers, you would invest much time and effort in planning and preparation, in order to make the transition as effective and fruitful as possible. For a Christian, marriage is a lifetime commitment, one which requires counting the cost and being completely sure before making a promise before God and the witnesses of this serious marriage covenant.