Yes! The program is built on sound psychological theory. Many therapists and counselors appreciate having educational tools that they can assign to couples. By assigning educational material between sessions you build relationship faster and your clients learn concepts that will help them heal. The concepts are explained in an easy, practical method that aids you in helping your clients apply healthy concepts to their marriage relationship.
Yes! Our desire is equip people with a passion for healthy marriage relationships to work with couples. This program gives you a framework and essential key concepts. It includes curriculum, insightful reports and exercises to help you be a successful mentor.
Your real life experience can be helpful to couples as you come alongside of them and help them to apply these concepts. Marriage mentors can be a fantastic aid in helping couples to heal.
We suggest that couples mentor couples. The most important qualification is a desire to help couples to have a healthy marriage. We ask mentor couples to be committed to one another and to be actively working on their own relationship.
- Care for other couples
- Be transparent, open and honest
- Listen without judgment
- Help a couple to become aware of their issues by not jumping to fixing or advice giving
- Share your own struggles and challenges
Mentors don’t have to be perfect, just working at it. We’ve found that some of the most successful mentor couples have gone through their own relationship struggles. In fact, we often recruit new mentors from couples that have been having problems. The act of mentoring helps both couples to improve their relationships.
No. This is marriage education. Connected Marriage contains key concepts that help couples to have a healthier relationship.
Yes! Connected Marriage has been designed for couples with a low marital satisfaction. It addresses tough issues like committing to the relationship, poor communication, conflict management, forgiveness and trust.
Absolutely! The key concepts in the course are helpful for couples, regardless of their marriage satisfaction. The material contains concepts and principle that can help a couple recognize problems before they are serious.
This program is not intended to be a substitute for couple’s therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Some couples may be better served seeking out a licensed mental health professional. Examples of this include:
- Evidence of significant physical or emotional abuse to the point where one partner expresses fear of the other.
- A history of significant mental health problems in either partner that would hinder productive engagement such as significant depression, significant addiction issues, bi-polar disorder, or psychotic disorders including schizophrenia.
Yes! A small group works great with this material. There are a few differences and mentors have access to a group guide.
We offer this program through churches, mental health professionals, social agencies and recognized ministries. Mentors, therapists, pastors and counselors must be associated with a qualified organization.
A site administrator handles the registration of a site. The administrator is able to log in and create mentors and manage mentees. The site administrator does not have access to any of the couple’s information beyond name, email and to which mentor they have been assigned.