51 Creative Ideas for Marriage Mentors: Connecting Couples to Build Better Marriages

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Zondervan, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 117 pages
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51 Creative Ideas for Marriage Mentorsoffers an 'idea box' of activities and innovative ways to deepen relationships between mentoring couples. It can beused in any of the three areas of the marriage mentoring triad:* Preparing---mentoring engaged and newlywed couples* Maximizing---mentoring couples from good to great* Restoring---mentoring couples in distressCreative ideas for marriage mentors are grouped into these three areas. There is also an entire section of ideas appropriate for mentoring any couple. With activities that vary from quickly implemented suggestions to more involved interactions, this easy-to-use reference will help alleviate the stress of couples overwhelmed by mentoring ... and take experienced mentors to a whole new level.Designed to work on its own or in tandem with the Parrotts' other marriage mentoring resources, 51Creative Ideas for Marriage Mentors will inspire freshideas, increase a sense of vision for the marriage mentoring process, and build the confidence of all marriage mentors, regardless of age or stage.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
11
Getting Big Results from This Little Book
13
PART
19
IDEAS FORMENTORING ANY COUPLE 1 Practice the ThirtySecond Rule
21
Curb Marriage Gossip
22
Place a Photo of Your Mentoree Couple in Your Home
24
Keep Contact Information Handy
25
Send a Word of Encouragement
26
Your Additional Ideas for Mentoring Engaged and Newlywed Couples
63
PART THREE
65
IDEAS FOR MENTORING COUPLES MOVING FROM GOOD TO GREAT 28 Dream Big
67
Find Inspiration Around You
69
Turn the Tables
71
More Time or More Money?
73
The Most Influential Person
75
Homeward Bound
76

Ask the One Question That Could Change Their Marriage
27
Pass Along a Helpful Article or Email
29
Teach the Single Most Powerful Marriage Principle
30
Let Them Know about a Local Marriage Seminar
32
Be Aware of Whats On
34
Open the Church Doors
35
Practice OldFashioned Hospitality
36
Be One of the First to Send a Christmas Greeting
37
Double Your Serve
38
Remember Their Anniversary
40
Your Additional Ideas for Mentoring Any Couple
41
PART TWO IDEAS FOR MENTORING ENGAGED AND NEWLYWED COUPLES
43
Identify Their Top Ten Needs
45
Help Them Sink Their Roots Down Deep
47
Cautiously Connect with Your Mentorees Parents
49
Do Some Coupon Cutting
51
Consider a Babysitting Opportunity
52
Give the InLaw Inventory
53
Make a Splash with a LowCost Gift
55
Chart Their Spiritual Journey
56
Make Their First Noel One to Remember
58
Explore Their Roles
59
Note the Little Things
60
Envision Their Golden Anniversary
62
I Love You More Than
77
Decisions Decisions
78
Monkey See Monkey Do
79
Start a Date Club
80
Pay Now Play Later
82
The Big Question
84
Your Additional Ideas for Mentoring Couples Moving from Good to Great
85
PART FOUR
87
IDEAS FORMENTORING COUPLES IN DISTRESS 40 Take Inventory
89
Steer Clear of the NumberOne Marriage Problem
91
Turn Murphys Law on Its Ear
93
What Would You Miss?
95
Reveal the Two Most Overlooked Romantic Phrases
97
Give Them a Reputation to Uphold
98
The CouplesCommunication Strengths Finder
99
Explore the Lesson of an Old Farm Couple
101
Avoid the Blame Game
103
Shoulda Coulda Woulda
105
Whats Your Favorite?
107
What Have You Been Looking For?
109
Your Additional Ideas for Mentoring Couples in Distress
112
Where Do We Go from Here?
115
Notes
117
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Dr. Leslie Parrott is co-director, with her husband Dr. Les Parrott, of the Center for Relationships Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University (SPU), a groundbreaking program dedicated to teaching the basics of good relationships. Leslie is also a marriage and family therapist as well as the co-author of the Gold Medallion Award-wining Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, The Love List, Becoming Soul Mates, Love Talk, and Your Time Starved Marriage. Leslie is also the author of If You Ever Needed Friends It's Now and the children's book, God Loves You Nose to Toes. She has been featured on Oprah and CBS This Morning, and in USA Today and the New York Times. Leslie is a frequent guest speaker and has written for a variety of magazines. The Parrotts' radio program, Love Talk, can be heard on stations throughout North America. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with Les and their two sons.

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