Christian marriage mentoring
A lifelong love, lasting spiritual intimacy, caring for each other, and conflict resolution skills are essential in building and keeping your marriage strong. The mentoring of a Christian couple helps build, keep, and maintain strong, prosperous marriage.
Why Christian couples need marriage mentoring
1. Help in understanding obligations
Power couples who stay together understand that marriage is treated as a sacred mystery of God. Mentors help you realize that marriage is a lifetime commitment that endures all challenges life throws at you. Like Jesus, “for the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame” (Hebrews 12: 2), you pursue your common goals in both good and bad times.
2. Marital spiritual intimacy
Successful couples have deep faith. They believe that Christ is the foundation of their relationship. They realize that in their marriage both partners practice the presence of God and receive his help.
3. Open communication
Mentoring in a Christian marriage helps couples feel free to talk openly about their difficulties and problems. Communication is the heart and soul of any relationship. Mentors give priority to communication and approach it as a process that involves openness, empathy and deep heart connection. A mentor helps to understand each other better and teaches to “hear” each other.
4. Be a positive example
A mentor helps to discover the love language of each partner. It is about strengthening and “encouraging one another daily” (Hebrews 3:13). It involves developing the spouse's strengths and covering his or her weaknesses. It takes an investment of time and efforts, but it is an investment that pays off in a relationship that can weather any storm.
5. Shared responsibility
Christian couples find ways to delineate the roles and responsibilities through the Scripture. They talk openly about their expectations and personal preferences. They do their fair share of housework. The common goal is to “carry each other's burdens” (Galatians 6:2) and work as one team.
6. Mutual support for self-improvement
A successful marriage means a union of two successful personalities. A strong marriage has two strong personalities - husband and wife. It is a partnership, not “cloning.” Mentoring can help a Christian couple realize that there is room in their relationship for self-care and self-improvement.
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