“If churches would become marriage mentoring centers, it would create a revolution in our society.”
— John Ortberg, Senior Pastor, Menlo Church
This program is designed to prepare seriously dating and engaged couples for a strong, lasting marriage based on Biblical principles. Mature mentor couples help each mentored couple explore their relationship with the guidance of curriculum. Some of the topics include communication, conflict resolution, financial management, spiritual beliefs and relationship roles.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT?
– Seriously dating couples
– Engaged couples
– Newly married couples (married less than one year)
WHAT DOES IT ENTAIL?
– Meet with a trained mentor couple to get acquainted
– Take an online assessment from home
– Engage in six 1.5 hour sessions with your mentor couple
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT?
– Research-based positive outcomes
– Improved relationship dynamics and satisfaction
– Significantly reduced risk of divorce
Contact: Email MPPCMarriageMentor@gmail.com
Comments from couples who were recently mentored through Menlo Church's Premarital Mentoring Program
“The Mentoring Program was very well developed and we especially liked having the online survey assessments at the beginning of our sessions to give us an impartial look at our personalities, background and compatibility. We also really enjoyed the homework exercises.”
– Jeff & Beth Ann
“We found the entire program to be very insightful and practical. The couple that mentored us was great: not only did they have a lifetime of experience and were so warm, open and honest, but they were very open and specific about their own marriage struggles which really helped us.”
– Marc & Medina
“The online survey helped us identify the unique strengths and growth areas of our relationship and it gave us an opportunity to talk through some issues that we had never discussed before. The couple that mentored us was wonderful and we felt very comfortable being open about our relationship dynamics; the wisdom they shared was invaluable.”
– Ben & Kaitlin
“The curriculum was great because it showed us as a couple where our strengths are and also areas we need to spend time working on. Our mentors were very thoughtful, supportive and loving in each conversation we had.”
– Tony & Lannie