INVITE A MARRIAGE MENTOR INTO YOUR JOURNEY
You are not alone in your experiences. The Marriage Mentoring Initiative 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.
Marriage Mentoring is for any couple that wants more from their marriage, whether you’re drifting apart, feeling stuck or doing well, you’re eager to strengthen your relationship.
Is this counseling?
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 improve their marriage.
How does it work?
You will meet with your mentor couple for approximately 90 minutes a month. 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 conversations are: gratitude, showing love, family history and in-law relationships, communication, conflict, rituals and habits, money, pace and priorities, household partnership, spirituality, fun and recreation, emotional and physical intimacy, parenting, and holidays and celebrations.
Is this confidential?
Yes, both couples will commit to absolute confidentiality. They will protect your story, as you protect theirs.
Download an application form today! Your completed application may be emailed to [email protected] or dropped off at the office. The cost is $20 for your reading materials and can be paid in cheque or cash submitted to the office once you've been paired with a mentor couple.