51 Creative Ideas For Marriage Mentors: Connecting Couples to Build Better Marriages

Paperback | May 1, 2006

byLes and Leslie Parrott

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51 Creative Ideas for Marriage Mentorsoffers an "idea box" of activities and innovative ways to deepen relationships between mentoring couples. It can beused in any of the three areas of the marriage mentoring triad:. Preparing-mentoring engaged and newlywed couples. Maximizing-mentoring couples from good to great. Restoring-mentoring couples in distressCreative ideas for marriage mentors are grouped into these three areas. There is also an entire section of ideas appropriate for mentoring any couple. With activities that vary from quickly implemented suggestions to more involved interactions, this easy-to-use reference will help alleviate the stress of couples overwhelmed by mentoring . and take experienced mentors to a whole new level.Designed to work on its own or in tandem with the Parrotts' other marriage mentoring resources, 51Creative Ideas for Marriage Mentors will inspire freshideas, increase a sense of vision for the marriage mentoring process, and build the confidence of all marriage mentors, regardless of age or stage.

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51 Creative Ideas for Marriage Mentorsoffers an "idea box" of activities and innovative ways to deepen relationships between mentoring couples. It can beused in any of the three areas of the marriage mentoring triad:. Preparing-mentoring engaged and newlywed couples. Maximizing-mentoring couples from good to great. Restoring-mentoring ...

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51 Creative Ideas for Marriage Mentorsoffers an ?idea box? of activities and innovative ways to deepen relationships between mentoring couples. It can be used in any of the three areas of the marriage mentoring triad: ? Preparing?mentoring engaged and newlywed couples ? Maximizing?mentoring couples from good to great ? Restoring?mento...

A psychologist and a marriage and family therapist, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott are founders of the Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University. Their bestselling books include Love Talk, Crazy Good Sex The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring, and the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Their wor...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5.33 × 0.38 inPublished:May 1, 2006Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310270472

ISBN - 13:9780310270478

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ContentsAcknowledgments 11Introduction: Getting Big Results from This Little Book 13Part OneIdeas for Mentoring Any Couple1. Practice the Thirty-Second Rule..... 212. Curb Marriage Gossip..... 223. Place a Photo of Your Mentoree Couplein Your Home..... 244. Keep Contact Information Handy..... 255. Send a Word of Encouragement..... 266. Ask the One Question That Could ChangeTheir Marriage..... 277. Pass Along a Helpful Article or Email..... 298. Teach the Single Most Powerful Marriage Principle..... 309. Let Them Know about a Local Marriage Seminar..... 3210. Be Aware of "What's On"..... 3411. Open the Church Doors..... 3512. Practice Old-Fashioned Hospitality..... 3613. Be One of the First to Send a Christmas Greeting..... 3714. Double Your Serve..... 3815. Remember Their Anniversary..... 40Your Additional Ideas for Mentoring Any Couple. 41Part TwoIdeas for Mentoring Engagedand Newlywed Couples16. Identify Their Top Ten Needs..... 4517. Help Them Sink Their Roots Down Deep..... 4718. Cautiously Connect with Your Mentorees' Parents..... 4919. Do Some Coupon Cutting..... 5120. Consider a Babysitting Opportunity..... 5221. Give the In-Law Inventory..... 5322. Make a Splash with a Low-Cost Gift..... 5523. Chart Their Spiritual Journey..... 5624. Make Their First Noel One to Remember..... 5825. Explore Their Roles..... 5926. Note the Little Things..... 6027. Envision Their Golden Anniversary..... 62Your Additional Ideas for Mentoring Engagedand Newlywed Couples..... 63Part ThreeIdeas for Mentoring CouplesMovingfrom Good to Great28. Dream Big..... 6729. Find Inspiration Around You..... 6930. Turn the Tables..... 7131. More Time or More Money?..... 7332. The Most Influential Person..... 7533. Homeward Bound..... 7634. "I Love You More Than....."..... 7735. Decisions, Decisions!..... 7836. Monkey See, Monkey Do..... 7937. Start a Date Club..... 8038. Pay Now, Play Later..... 8239. The Big Question..... 84Your Additional Ideas for Mentoring CouplesMoving from Good to Great..... 85Part FourIdeas for Mentoring Couplesin Distress40. Take Inventory..... 8941. Steer Clear of the Number-One Marriage Problem..... 9142. Turn Murphy's Law on Its Ear..... 9343. What Would You Miss?..... 9544. Reveal the Two Most Overlooked "Romantic" Phrases..... 9745. Give Them a Reputation to Uphold..... 9846. The Couples-Communication Strengths Finder..... 9947. Explore the Lesson of an Old Farm Couple...... 10148. Avoid the Blame Game..... 10349. Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda..... 10550. What's Your Favorite?..... 10751. What Have You Been Looking For?..... 109Your Additional Ideas for Mentoring Couplesin Distress..... 112Conclusion: Where Do We Go from Here?..... 115Notes..... 117