Marriage Mentoring: Connecting Couples, Building Strong Marriages
Orillia Alliance Church in Partnership with FamilyLife Canada Trained Couples willing to Mentor Other Couples
Marriage Mentoring is for any couple who want more from their marriage. Whether you are drifting apart, feeling like you need marriage help, feeling stuck, or doing well, mentoring will give you an opportunity to strengthen the relationship you have.
You might be wondering, “How does Marriage Mentoring differ from the Marriage Course?” Whereas the Marriage Course is specifically designed to give you and your partner time for private discussion, Marriage Mentoring pairs you with a seasoned couple who commits to listen and invest in your lives over the course of a year.
In partnership with Family Life Canada, we are pleased to offer Marriage Mentoring in our community. Over the course of a year our trained mentors will meet with you once a month and guide you through 14 conversations crucial for building a healthy marriage. This isn’t crisis counselling, instead it is an opportunity to share your story and learn from the life experience of another couple. Both couples commit to confidentiality which creates a healthy atmosphere for growth.
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.
Who is behind this initiative?
The Marriage Mentoring Initiative is brought to you from FamilyLife Canada. We provide coaching and resources that equip churches to encourage couples in their community.
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.
Is this confidential?
Yes, both couples will commit to absolute confidentiality. They will protect your story, as you protect theirs.
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. If you think you may need marriage help or marriage counseling, we can still point you in the right direction though.
Contact our Co-ordinator for further Details.