Supporting Marriage Mentors
Marriage mentors have a unique privilege of walking alongside another couple, offering encouragement and support that moves them towards a more healthy, happy and Christ-like relationship. Whether you are a pastor, ministry leader, professor or counselor, our goal is to equip you with the insights, tools and resources that you need to make an impact on marriages in your churches and communities, and ultimately on the kingdom of God.
The Biola University Center for Marriage and Relationships offers training opportunities for marriage mentoring including:
Marriage Mentoring Workbook
(Now Available in English and Spanish)
Our workbook provides an interactive roadmap that will help you guide couples through the foundational core aspects of building a strong and intimate marriage based on biblical wisdom and scholarly insight. Dr. Chris Grace, Dr. Tim Muelhoff and Alisa Grace translate insights from leading marital researchers into easy-to-understand principles and practical application exercises.
The Workbook includes:
- 8.5” x 11”, perfect bound, 71 full-color pages
- An introduction to the purpose and definition of marriage mentoring
- An introduction to the purpose of marriage
- Assessments, questionnaires and exercises woven through the sessions and appendix
- A guide on using the workbook with another couple
- A guide to recognizing the cycle of abuse
- A guide on knowing when and how to refer for professional help
Or download a PDF sample to get a feel for the workbook before you buy.
Marriage Mentoring Training
We will provide marriage mentoring conferences and seminars designed to equip individuals and couples in leadership, including pastors, ministry leaders and experienced couples who are growing in their own marriages and would like to invest in the lives of less experienced couples. Our training includes a 12-session workbook that provide insights, tools and resources for helping mentors address important issues including communication, conflict management, family backgrounds, sexual intimacy and spiritual intimacy. We frequently host marriage mentor training conferences at Biola University. To find out more information on the next one, visit out events page! We also host these training conferences at churches around the country. Are you interested in having us visit your church? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Media Resources
Our goal is to equip you for mentoring, coaching and counseling by providing biblical and scholarly resources on marriages and relationships through our blogs, videos and assessments. We also offer free access to relevant educational content including class sessions, conferences, chapels on YouTube. To access our newest resources, blogs, or podcast episodes, visit our blog.