Invite a Marriage Mentor couple into your journey.
You are not alone in your experiences. Marriage Mentoring pairs you with an older couple who wants to listen and invest in your lives. Over the course of a year they’ll guide you through 14 conversations crucial for a healthy marriage. This isn’t crisis counseling, it’s an opportunity to share your story and learn from the life experience of another couple.
"Couples undergoing marriage preparation and on-going mentoring have a success rate of 80-90%."
- Vanier Institute -
Marriage Mentoring is for any couple who wish to strengthen their relationship; whether you’re drifting apart, feeling stuck or doing well.
No, in fact if there are serious issues in your marriage – unfaithfulness, abuse, addictions or severe mental health issues – we urge you to find a good marriage counsellor. Mentoring is not designed for serious relationship repair; it’s designed for couples who proactively want to strengthen their marriage.
You will meet with your mentor couple for approximately 90 minutes a month, over just 12 months. They will guide you through one of the conversations in your conversation guide and listen to you, encourage you and help you to determine some next steps to grow closer together.
The Marriage Mentoring initiative is brought to you from FamilyLife New Zealand. We provide coaching and resources that equip churches to encourage couples in their community.
Yes, both couples will commit to absolute confidentiality. They will protect your story, as you protect theirs.