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Couple-to-Couple Mentoring to Strengthen mentee and mentor Marriages

Couple-to-Couple Mentoring is proven to enhance the Mentors marriage also

A study in the US has shown that couples with strong marriages may be able to play a significant mentoring role for less satisfied couples and become even stronger in the process. (McClurkan, J. S., The effect of couple-to-couple-mentoring on weak marriage relationships. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003).

The Marriage Mentor couple must know their limits when working with couples

The recruiting and selection process for Marriage Mentor Couples is very important, thus the following 5-step process has been developed.

Guidelines for Supervising Marriage Mentor Couples

All Marriage Mentor couples must be trained and directly supervised by a professional counsellor, lead couple or clergy member with solid experience in marriage education, certified in the PREPARE/ENRICH Program.

Pre-Marital Mentoring Programs reduces divorce rate by 2%

Pre-Marital Mentoring Programs using PREPARE/ENRICH Dramatically Reduces Divorce Rate to Two Percent. Since 1995, South Hills Church of Christ in Abilene Texas, under the leadership of Pastor Robert Oglesby, has offered a premarital mentoring program based on PREPARE/ENRICH.

Guidelines for Supervising Marriage Mentor Couples: Research has demonstrated that a good premarital program can help a couple get their marriage off to a better start

All Marriage Mentor couples must be trained and directly supervised by a professional counsellor, lead couple or clergy member with solid experience in marriage education, certified in the PREPARE/ENRICH Program.

PREPARE/ENRICH Dramatically Reduces Divorce Rate by Two Percent

Pre-Marital Mentoring Programs using PREPARE/ENRICH Dramatically Reduces Divorce Rate to Two Percent - 2005. Since 1995, South Hills Church of Christ in Abilene Texas, under the leadership of Pastor Robert Oglesby, has offered a premarital mentoring program based on PREPARE/ENRICH.

PREPARE/ENRICH Program has a Significant Impact using Marriage Mentors with Couples

Research indicates that the PREPARE-ENRICH program offered by marriage mentors to 1,070 low income couples over a four year period had a very significant impact in improving the couples’ relationship. 62% were married and 38% were premarital couples.

Marriage Mentoring Program offered six months or more prior to the wedding date, continuing on for six to twelve months after a marriage is the most effective

Implementing a marriage mentor program can be an exciting and powerful addition to your community program, or church ministry and/or outreach program. A formal mentoring program ensures that premarital couples get more preparation, and get it earlier in their engagement.

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