The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring: Connecting Couples to Build Better Marriages

Hardcover | October 19, 2005

byLes and Leslie Parrott

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A comprehensive resource to help churches build a thriving marriage mentoring program Les and Leslie Parrott are passionate about how marriage mentoring can transform couples, families, and entire congregations. The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring includes life-changing insights and essential skills for. Preparing engaged and newlywed couples. Maximizing marriages from good to great. Repairing marriages in distressPractical guidelines help mentors and couples work together as a team, agree on outcomes, and develop skills for the marriage mentoring process. Appendixes offer a wealth of additional resources and tools. An exhaustive resource for marriage mentorship in any church setting, this guide also includes insights from interviews with church leaders and marriage mentors from around the country."The time is ripe for marriage mentoring, and this book is exactly what we need." - Gary Smalley, author of The DNA of Relationships

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A comprehensive resource to help churches build a thriving marriage mentoring program Les and Leslie Parrott are passionate about how marriage mentoring can transform couples, families, and entire congregations. The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring includes life-changing insights and essential skills for. Preparing engaged and new...

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A comprehensive resource to help churches build a thriving marriage mentoring program Les and Leslie Parrott are passionate about how marriage mentoring can transform couples, families, and entire congregations. The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring includes life-changing insights and essential skills for ? Preparing engaged and n...

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:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.19 × 0.88 inPublished:October 19, 2005Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310270464

ISBN - 13:9780310270461

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CONTENTSForeword by Gary Smalley...11Acknowledgments...13A Personal Word to Marriage Mentors...15A Personal Word to Pastors...17Introduction: The Sleeping Giant in the Church...19PART ONE: THE BIG PICTURE ON MARRIAGE MENTORING 1. What Marriage Mentoring Is and Isn't...27 2. Can Anyone Be a Marriage Mentor?...35 3. Common Pitfalls of Beginning Marriage Mentors...43 4. The Boomerang Effect of Marriage Mentoring...51PART TWO: THE MARRIAGE MENTORING TRIAD 5. Preparing: Mentoring Engaged and Newlywed Couples...57 6. Maximizing: Mentoring Couples from Good to Great...73 7. Repairing: Mentoring Couples in Distress...87 PART THREE: THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR MARRIAGE MENTORING 8. Building Rapport...99 9. Walking in Another Couple's Shoes...105 10. Working as a Team...113 11. Agreeing on Outcomes...119 12. Asking Meaningful Questions...129 13. Listening Aggressively...137 14. Fielding Any Question They Throw at You...145 15. Telling Your Stories...151 16. Praying Together...159 17. Staying Sharp and Refreshed...165 18. Being Yourself and Going with the Flow...175 A Final Thought...183APPENDIXES FOR MARRIAGE MENTORS 1. Common Subjects to Explore with Your Marriage Mentorees...187 2. What You Will Find for Marriage Mentors at www.RealRelationships.com...189 3. Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts:A Tool for Mentoring Engaged and Newlywed Couples...190 4. Love Talk: A Tool for Mentoring Couples from Good to Great...192 5. Your Time-Starved Marriage:A Tool for Mentoring Couples from Good to Great...194 6. I Love You More: A Tool for Mentoring Couples in Distress...196 7. How Does Evangelism Factor into Marriage Mentoring?...197 8. Spotting Red Flags: When to Refer the Mentoree Couple...199 APPENDIXES FOR PASTORS AND MARRIAGE MENTOR LEADERS 9. What Every Pastor Needs to Know aboutStarting a Marriage Mentoring Ministry...207 10. Volunteers and the Local Church...213 11. How to Use the Marriage Mentoring DVD Kit to Train Mentors...218 12. Structure for a Marriage Mentor Ministry...219 13. Marriage Mentor Application Form...221 14. Marriage Mentoree Application Form...222 15. Marriage Mentor Meeting Report Form for the Mentoree Couple...223 16. Marriage Mentor Meeting Report Form for the Mentor Couple...224 17. Two Samples of Marriage Preparation Policies...225Notes...229Index...233