Marriage mentoring is a couple-to-couple relationship that seeks to help couples live out their vision for marriage. For couples who are intent on building a happy marriage, mentoring brings sage advice, personal support and encouragement, and help in hard times.
What is a Marriage Mentor?
Marriage mentors are couples who are motivated and excited to help guide premarital and newlywed couples through the challenges of beginning a new life together.
Marriage mentors are not only seeking to help couples through difﬁcult times, but are also interested in hearing couples’ success stories, humorous experiences, and other positive aspects of their relationship.
Marriage mentors are a resource of support, encouragement, and accountability for premarital and newlywed couples.
The primary goal of marriage mentoring is to help equip couples for a happy, healthy marriage by teaching them vital skills in communication and conﬂict resolution, and by sharing their own life experiences.
Marriage Mentoring Goals:
- Strengthening premarital couples’ relationships and preparing them for marriage
- Improving the quality of marriage for newlyweds and married couples
- Enriching the marriages of the Marriage mentors
- Matching premarital couples with more experienced married couples who have similar interests and backgrounds
- Establishing a caring community of couples.
The Couple Checkup generates deep and productive conversations that couples would not otherwise have about their relationship. These conversations restore insight and understanding about one another. The Couple Checkup can help to revive a relationship and increase intimacy.
The Couple Checkup is an online couple assessment based on the PREPARE/ENRICH couple inventories. The Checkup assessment and Checkup report are designed to go directly to couples at any stage of their relationship (dating, engaged or married). The online system allows for dynamic customisation of the assessment to each couple based on how the couple answers background questions. The goal is for the Couple Checkup to reach a more diverse group of couples, to empower couples to deal with issues on their own and to emphasize prevention over remediation.