What is Marriage Mentoring?
Married life can be wonderful, but it can also be filled with difficulty and frustration. These challenges can be more easily overcome through a mentoring relationship.
Mentoring has been around for centuries and has been the primary way of passing on skills and knowledge. The Bible is filled with examples of mentoring. Jesus was constantly modeling to His disciples how to love and minister to others as He taught them God’s truth. Today, mentoring is rarely seen.
Marriage mentoring is the linking of a younger married couple with an older, more seasoned couple who will come alongside to build a relationship. The mentor couple will listen, encourage, and guide them with biblical counsel to help strengthen their marriage.
The two couples will meet about twice a month for Bible study on topics related to marriage, to discuss problems that have been encountered, and to pray. The bonds of Christian fellowship will grow stronger as the couples get to know each other. The details of meeting times and locations, along with childcare provisions, are decided by the two couples.
How Do We Get Matched Up With a Mentor Couple?
If you find yourself struggling with certain issues in your marriage but aren’t sure how to overcome them, a mentoring relationship can be very helpful. This is not for couples whose marriage is in a state of crisis, but for those who need practical and biblical help to make their marriage all that God intends for it to be.
- Complete a Mentee Request Form.
- You will be contacted to complete an interview with a couple on the Mentor Leadership Team.
How Do We Become a Mentor Couple?
If you’ve been married for at least 15 years, have a desire to help others strengthen their marriages, and are committed to spending time in God’s Word and prayer, you are on your way to becoming marriage mentors! Couples interested in mentoring will need to do the following:
- Complete the RMC Volunteer Application online if you have not previously done so for a different serving opportunity.
- Complete the Mentor Request form.
- Complete an interview with a couple on the Mentor Leadership Team.
Once you’ve become a mentor, you’ll have the support of the Mentor Leadership Team, other mentor couples, and the RMC pastoral staff.