Become Marriage Mentors
Becoming a Marriage Mentor couple might sound intimidating, but it’s not. You and your spouse have more to offer than you realise. Your story, with all its ups and downs, can give hope and help to a younger couple. The best part? Mentoring another couple not only sets them up for success, it’s guaranteed to strengthen your own marriage in the process. Join a growing number of couples who are making a difference among families in New Zealand.
Becoming a Marriage Mentor Couple
If you have a good marriage and you want others to experience the same kind of marriage you have, mentoring could be for you. We know your marriage is not perfect but your success could be shared with others. This is not counselling, so you are not ‘experts’, and you don’t need to have all the answers.
"We were surprised how easy the Mentor Guide is to follow and understand.This is great information. We are not just helping enrich other couples’ marriages but also our own."
How does it work?
After attending an evening of Mentoring Training you will be ready to start mentoring another couple. You will get together with them once a month over the course of one year and guide them through a series of conversations found in the Marriage Mentoring Conversation Guide.
What's the commitment?
There is a 3½ hour training to get you started and then you will meet with your mentee couple once a month over the course of a year to guide them through the Conversation Guide. Your meetings with them will probably be 60-90 minutes. You will decide where to meet; either at your home, or maybe a nearby cafe.
Are we qualified?
If you have a healthy marriage and a heart to help others’ marriages, your life experience qualifies you to be a mentor. You don’t need a perfect marriage, just a willingness to share your story with another couple and listen to theirs.
Who do we mentor?
If your church is a Marriage Mentor Centre, they may have people wanting to be mentored right now but you can mentor any couple that is not as far down the road as you. We recommend that you be at least one stage further along in life than them and have been married for a minimum of 7 years.
Apply to be a Marriage Mentor Couple
At this stage of our Marriage Mentoring Programme we are only training couples to be Mentors who regularly attend church and have the support of the Pastor. This is because the training content is very practical and also Biblical, and the timeless principles need to be fully understood and modelled by the Mentor Couple.