Marriage Mentoring

In Development (the verses in RED are complete and ready to use for monthly sessions) –
See Instructions below.  

Marriage Mentoring (MM)  / Ron Lively, M.Div., M.A.
Developed for Training Couples to serve as Marriage Mentors
Verse # Topic Verse
MM-1 Marriage – Man & Woman / Creation Genesis 2:23-25
MM-2 Marriage – Effects of the Fall Genesis 3:22-23
MM-3 Marriage Covenant / Companionship Malachi 2:14-16
MM-4 Marriage: Two Becoming One – Not to be Separated Matthew 19-3-6
MM-5 Marriage & Family: Be Fruitful and Multiply Genesis 35:10-12
MM-6 Marriage Communication (Active Listening) Proverbs 18:12-14
MM-7 Marriage Brings Rejoicing Isaiah 62:4-5
MM-8 Marriage is a Mystery Walk in Love Ephesians 5:31-32
MM-9 Marriage Partnership / A Life-Long Commitment 2 Corinthians 6:14-16a
MM-10 Marriage & Honor Hebrews 13:4
MM-11 Marriage & Adultery Matthew 5:31-32
MM-12 Marriage & Sexual Morality I Corinthians 7:2-3
MM-13 Marriage With a Non-Believer I Peter 3:1-2
MM-14 Marriage: Thanksgiving, Submission & Love Colossians 3:17-19
MM-15 Marriage Support:  A Couple Plus Christ Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Revised: 20240724

Introduction:  This is our first and only set of verses to be used in a couple-to-couple mentoring setting.  One older seasoned couple can have a passion to encourage another younger couple along in their journey together.  No one does life or marriage perfectly.  The idea is that this is a great monthly face-to-face session but this can certainly be done with a facetime session or even a phone session after you get to know each other visually.  Important:  This is NOT therapy but there are benefits similar as everyone seeks to be humble and teachable.  The mentoring becomes training to become marriage mentors possibly for life as you invest in the lives of another couple.  This is so needed and workable.

The format for this is the same as for our one-to-one (life-to-life) mentoring / training.  These will probably be best suited for monthly meetings or calls but it could easily be for weekly sessions if participants have that kind of time.
First:  each person reads the key verse (memory verse).  Offering these verses by memory is ideal but a summary or reading will work.  Each person should review the key verse or verses as well as the chapter in preparation for the session.
Second:  Then someone prays for the Holy Spirit to serve as the Teacher and that there will be clarification and accurate understanding and application of the Scripture.
Third:  Next, take turns to read and offer a commentary / explanation of the verse or group of verses.  It is usually best to limit each reading to 2 or 3 verses.
Fourth: Ask for personal prayer requests and close by each couple praying for the other couple.  This works.  It is important that each couple understand that they are receiving training as a marriage mentoring couple as they experience this marriage mentoring.

Contact Ron for your request to participate as couple-to-couple and for coaching.  May God bless your efforts to encourage healthy functioning marriages and families.