Implementing a marriage mentoring program can be an exciting and powerful addition to the ministry of your church or community. A formal mentoring program often ensures that premarital couples get more preparation and get it earlier in their engagement; two factors which promote healthier relationships.
Consider the following benefits to implementing a marriage mentoring program:
For premarital and newlywed couples, Marriage Mentors provide helpful role models during the premarital stage and first year of marriage. For Marriage Mentors, investing in other couples can be an enriching experience for their own marriages. For the clergy, a mentoring program provides a way to offer more comprehensive premarital and newlywed programs to their congregation and community. For the Church, it expands ministry options, facilitates outreach to young couples, and helps to develop more sharing and connection among members of the congregation.
Research has demonstrated that a good premarital program can help a couple get their marriage off to a better start (Doherty & Carroll, 2003; Knutson & Olson, 2004). Research also indicates programs offered six months or more prior to the wedding date, continuing on for six to 12 months after a marriage, are the most effective. A solidly equipped group of Marriage Mentor Couples will help expand and strengthen the programs offered to couples in your church and community.
We believe we have developed one of the best marriage mentoring training programs available today. Together with some of the nation’s most respected marriage leaders, teachers and ministers, AACC has developed this training program with the hope of reducing the number of divorces within the Church and our communities nationwide.
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Tim Clinton, Ed.D., LMFT
Mentoring Couples in Making a Heart Shift
Mentoring Couples in Good Communications
Mentoring Couples in Experiencing God Together
Mentoring Couples in the Five Love Languages
Mentoring Couples Facing Marital Pain and Disaffection
Mentoring Couples in Parenting and Family Relations
Mentoring Couples Facing Infidelity and Betrayal
Mentoring Couples to Create Safe-Haven Marriages
Mentoring Couples in Marital Forgiveness and Forbearance
Down through the centuries, mentoring has been the most effective way for learning a new trade or skill and the same principles hold true when it comes to marriage. And now, more than ever, we need good models of healthy marriage.