Neighborhood Church of Redding
Monday, June 17, 2013
The mentor relationship is where an experienced married couple comes alongside another couple that may be preparing for marriage, or a couple dealing with crisis in their relationship. The mentor couple shares tools and insights learned from their own marriage and training.
Purpose: Strengthen Relationships
Today in our society more time is spent in preparation for the wedding than in preparing for marriage. One in every two marriages ends up in divorce. The effect on the family and society is devastating. Marriage Mentors is committed to preparing pre-martial couples for a lifetime commitment in a relationship that builds and nourishes each partner and provides a haven for their children. We are also committed to helping marriages in crisis and step-families in working through issues that are hindering growth and fulfillment in their marriages.
Our Foundation: The Word of God
Marriage Mentors is based on biblical truth. Our mentoring program began in 1997 as a response to accelerating divorce rates and the desire for couples to succeed in their marriages. Biblical precepts bring to light three major emphases of Marriage Mentors: how to communicate, how to resolve conflict, how to cherish (honor) one another Inventories are utilized to bring to light potential areas of conflict and communication problems.
Our Mentors: Regular Married People
Each mentor couple is experienced and trained, has been married a minimum of fifteen years, and has gone through mentor training. There is no perfect marriage. Mentor couples have learned through the years to work through many challenges. Experienced mentors offer their couple encouragement. They help the couple learn to work together through challenges and to build a strong marriage.
Time and Cost: An Investment with the Greatest Returns
Time involved for premarital mentoring is designed to take place over a four-month period. Mentors remain available to their couples for encouragement and support. Married couples in need of mentoring will receive help and encouragement on a regular basis as determined by the mentor couple. The only financial investment on the part of the couple being mentored is for the cost of processing the inventory ($30) and cost of the workbooks used during the mentoring. The most important investment on the part of the couple being mentored is to spend the time needed in homework assignments and working through the issues with each other. For more information, please contact the church office at 530.221.5683.
Applications for Marriage Mentoring and Premarital Counseling: