FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is a mentor couple selected for an engaged couple?
When an engaged couple provides their contact information, a representative will contact them for an introductory on-line meeting to explain how the program works and to answer questions. After the meeting, the representative will pray and select a mentor couple for the couple. The mentor couple will reach out to the engaged couple to schedule the first meeting. The engaged couple needs to complete the first three chapters in Session 1 for the first meeting with the mentor couple.
Is the mentor training in-person or on-line?
Mentor training consists of six on-line sessions conducted by a trainer and involves some role playing and Q&A with instruction from the mentor’s guide.
How much does it cost for mentor training?
$30.00 for two workbooks. The mentor’s guide and training are provided at no cost.
How much does it cost for an engaged couple to meet with the mentor couple for six sessions?
$175 covers the cost of the workbooks and the six sessions with the mentor couple
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What is our rating on Yelp?
Many of the couples have found our ministry through Yelp. Marriage by God receives 5-star reviews and recently received a 2020 “People Love Marriage by God on Yelp!” award from Yelp.
How does Marriage by God find mentor couples?
Marriage by God trains couples in churches who have marriages that have lasted a number of years, to mentor engaged couples in God’s plan for marriage.
How do engaged couples find Marriage by God?
50-60% of the engaged couples find Marriage by God through searches on Google and Yelp in addition to social media such as Facebook, etc. Churches, campus ministries, and other Christian ministries also refer engaged couples to the Marriage by God premarital program. Finally, former engaged couples that have gone through the program refer others to Marriage by God.
Is the mentor couple a professional marriage counselor?
The mentor couples are volunteers that share their experiences in marriage and guide the engaged couple through the material in the Marriage by God workbook. If there is a need for professional counseling, the mentor couple will tell the engaged couple to seek professional help.
How long does it take to go through all six sessions?
The program is very flexible and depending on the schedule of the mentor couple and the engaged couple, the sessions can be completed in six consecutive weeks or as determined by the two couples.
Is the meeting with the engaged couples confidential?
A mentor summary report is provided to a marrying pastor to be used for any complimentary meetings with the marrying pastor. Otherwise, all conversations in the mentor meeting are confidential.