Marriage counseling can aid in creating a safe, strong, and emotionally connected relationship. Instead of waiting for a "crisis", proactively seeking out couples counseling can build a more solid foundation for your relationship.
Skills learned include building trust and accountability, intimacy development and more effective communication.
Another important component is understanding the families we came from and the impact this has on how we do relationships. The messages and beliefs we picked up in our development can show up in unhealthy ways that kill intimacy in our current relationships. Understanding and awareness become critical tools to not let these beliefs become intruders on the relationships.