Friday, November 09, 2007

Marriage Mentoring

Sabrina Beasley has several articles on the Family Life website about mentoring younger couples:

Are You Ready to Be a Mentor?
The Dos and Don'ts of Mentoring
Young Couples Need Your Help!

Beasley writes in "Young Couples Need Your Help!":
Historically, it was parents that took a role in shaping the lives of young couples, but in recent years, our society has veered away from dependence on extended family. In addition to that, parents often come from a background of divorce and have a difficult time understanding marriage themselves. As a result, they find it hard to mentor their children in an area where they have been hurt or don't understand.

That's why mentoring is so important—someone must fill the void. Mentoring takes place when older married couples in the church are willing to invest in the lives of younger people, showing them what marriage is meant to be. Sometimes it involves guiding and teaching in a private setting; other times, it just involves a willingness to share.

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