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Connected Marriage provides a complete on-demand marriage education program. We offer this through churches, mental health clinics and qualifying ministries.

Marriage Education for Couples

Complete Training for Marriage Mentors

Perfect for Groups

 Perfect for Individual Couples

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It’s Effective.

Connected Marriage works. It is based on key concepts that couples find helpful. Whether couples are having major problems or just need a tune up, they have found it to be practical and useful.

As a result of going through the Connected Marriage course and meeting with a mentor:

  • 78% of distressed couples improve their marriage satisfaction
  • 87% see healthy changes in their thoughts, feelings and behaviors
  • 96% are more committed to changing themselves in order to have a healthier marriage

It’s Easy. It’s Engaging.

Connected Marriage is an online tool that improves marriage satisfaction. How Does it Work?

  1. Mentor assigns a lesson
  2. Couple completes the online interactive lesson
  3. A custom report is generated based your couple’s responses
  4. Download report and meet with your couple (or small group)
  5. Follow the suggested questions
  6. Repeat for all 6 sessions
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Biblically Based

Connected Marriage is based on Biblical principles that help couples to connect, communicate and forgive.

Psychologically Sound

Connected Marriage has been developed with input and review from a team of therapists and psychologists.

Practical & Effective

Connected Marriage is based on years of experience. We bring you tools, strategies and exercises that work.

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Mentor Reports

Have you ever met with a couple and you weren’t sure what to do? We help you to be successful in working with couples to build their marriage bond.

  • Insightful Information – You, the mentor, will receive a couple report after each online session is completed. These reports, include insightful information that is customized for each couple. There are over 60 pages of insight. The reports help you to apply the key concepts to each couple.
  • Questions to Ask – The report contains questions that you can ask specifically generated for that couple. These questions will generate helpful and healing conversations.
  • Couple Exercises – Exercises, strategies and tools are provided that help the couple to think through the information and to apply it for improved marriage satisfaction.

It’s Credible.

Connected Marriage is based on curriculum refined over a ten-year period. The material contains the essential building blocks that hurting couples need to build connection. Based on Biblical truths.

The content has been developed and reviewed by a team of therapists and psychologists. It’s based on best practice research that contains the core essentials that couples need to rebuild.

It’s Innovative

Connected Marriage provides online interactive training. But, what does that really mean? Here’s a comparison to other approaches to marriage education:

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I highly recommend this tool to counselors, professors, pastors and lay counselors.

Ava Oleson, M.S. MFT, D.Min., The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
I have trained over 2,000 pastors and facilitators on how to coach and mentor marriages. I like the Connected Marriage material. It offers an on-demand curriculum that can be easily implemented to help churches be more effective in impacting couple’s lives.
Luke Nelson, Market Development Director, Prepare/Enrich

From an academic, clinical and pastoral perspective, the marriage mentoring materials are superb.

Kevin Hoffman, D.Min.,Pastor, Dayton Vineyard Church

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One-Time Payment of $97

Created by Marriage Mentors For Marriage Mentors

We Equip You to Help Struggling Couples

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We Want to Help You Mentor Couples

Connected Marriage was started by marriage mentors. We used to be in your shoes. We wanted to help couples, but we weren’t even sure how.

Honestly, we weren’t even sure we could help. But, we’ve now impacted hundreds of couples and we want to share our experience with you.

Over ten years and after thousands of hours of research, we developed this material. But, we also wanted it to be Biblically based and psychologically sound. We recruited a team of pastors and mental health professionals to give their input. Their experience is also contained in this material.

This is the tool that we wished we had all along.

“No matter what your trouble is, Connected Marriage can be the tool that you need to turn a struggling marriage into one that’s thriving.” 
Melissa, Marriage Mentee
“The program is so comprehensive in how it’s built and laid out that it really does change your marriage. We are transformed.” 
Steve, Marriage Mentee
“What I really liked about this program is the comprehensiveness of the different tools. We were entering at a time when we weren’t in the best place and we definitely needed some help.” 
Jessie, Marriage Mentee

Pastors: Maximize Your Time

We Equip Your Leaders to Help Struggling Couples

Up to 30% of couples are struggling to the point of talking about divorce, but few ask for help. (See our report for detailed statistics.)

Connected Marriage makes it easy for you to build or start a marriage ministry to help these couples.

Marriage Education Delivered On-Demand

Complete Training for Marriage Mentors and Coaches

Easy to Implement

 Builds Strong Families, Spiritual Growth and Financial Strength

What’s it Take for a Pastor to Implement?

  1. Recruit a couple you trust
  2. Let us train them
  3. Refer couples to them

That’s it. No need for a sermon series. No need for a big announcement or a complicated roll out. You don’t even need to organize a small group, unless you want one.

Just refer the couples in need to your trusted leaders. Connected Marriage provides complete training and support.

 

 

It’s Easy to Implement.

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One-Time Payment of $97

Who Would Make a Good Marriage Mentor?

Marriage Mentor Qualifications

Who should be trusted to be a marriage mentor and educator? We suggest you ask yourself 3 questions:

  1. Are you leader material?
  2. Are you committed to your marriage?
  3. Are you working on improving your marriage?

A marriage mentor is in a leadership position inside of the church. Are you committed to Christ and growing in your faith? Are you able to pray with and for others? Would you be trusted in a leadership position? Would your pastor feel good about you teaching a class or leading a small group?

We look for mentors that are committed to their marriage and working to improve. This may seem like a low bar. We have found that some of the best mentors are couples that were struggling in their marriage and are now working on healing. Many of these couples have been close to divorce. Helping another couple actually helps the mentor couple to heal. The wisdom gained by working through tough issues can be helpful for the hurting couple.

Marriage Mentor Values

Your strength is from God, not your own experience or your own knowledge. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to empathize and to pray.
We are able to heal when we are able to be honest with God, ourselves and with others. We prefer marriage mentors that can be transparent. You set the tone for how transparent your mentees will be. Being honest sets an example and creates a safe environment for vulnerability.
In I Corinthians 1:4 it says, “…the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

Your biggest challenges in your marriage can become your biggest opportunities in helping others to heal. This is why we love to have mentors that have struggled through issues like affairs, addictions, disconnection and poor communication – basically, any issue that another couple can relate to.  

Beginning mentors are great at giving advice and fixing. But, it’s often not very effective. One of the biggest challenges in becoming a mentor is not immediately rushing to advice. It’s much better to get a couple to find their own answers.  Get comfortable with uncomfortable conversations.
Stay curious. Your couple will own the solution much more if they come up with it themselves. The role of mentor is more about asking questions to raise awareness. 
What works for me may not work for you. Every couple needs to figure out what works for them. You can explain how you do it, but be open to allowing their solution to be different than what you would choose.
You don’t own the couple’s emotions or their problems. You can’t fix them. You’re not responsible for their success or for their failure. You can pray, be curious and encourage them. You can help apply the key concepts and best practices, but they own the work. 

What About Mentor Training?

Connected Marriage provides step-by-step training to help you mentor. Remember, this is marriage education. Your role isn’t to fix a couple’s problems, it’s to educate and to help the couple apply the key concepts explained in the online learning.

You simply assign an online lesson to complete before the next meeting. After the couple completes the lesson, the you receive a customized report to use as a guide during the next meeting.

You receive:

  • Access to the 6 hours of mentee training based on over 25 key concepts
  • 6 couple reports, 1 for each meeting, filled with customized insight for the couple
  • Suggested questions to ask for each meeting
  • Mentor guides for working either with a group or an individual couple
  • Over 4 hours of interactive online training on how to mentor
  • Insight from mental health professionals

You Will Receive Complete Access to Connected Forever

Connected Forever is the online course that includes 6 hours of marriage education that you will use with your mentees. It includes over 25 key concepts that have been shown to be effective in improving marriage satisfaction, even for couples that are struggling. Each course builds on the last one and helps you to address specific areas to strengthen your relationship.

Each of your couples will need to purchase Connected Forever, the online course that you will leverage.

This includes:

Online Access to All Six Interactive Courses

Each course contains a combination of video, audio and interactive questions that will help you to apply the proven concepts. Your couples complete the online learning and then meet with you to apply the lessons. You will find the material to be engaging, practical and informative. Altogether, you will find almost 6 hours of lessons.

Couple Insight Reports

As your couples go through the material they will be asked to complete surveys and assessments that will give you insights into their relationship. You will provide them a report that will help them to apply the key concepts. You will receive over 70 pages of insight into their relationship.

Exercises

Each of the 6 courses has exercises that will help the couple to apply the key concepts. The exercises will help your couple to connect with each other and to build their marriage connection.

Devotions

Meditating on the Bible can help you to learn from God what will help your relationship. These devotions are meant to bring you, and your couples, closer to God and to each other.

What Your Couples Will Learn

Connected Forever includes over 25 key concepts that have been shown to be effective in improving marriage satisfaction, even for couples that are struggling. Each course builds on the last one and helps you to address specific areas to strengthen your relationship.

Building Your Bond

How do you build a marriage that is forever, especially if you don’t feel like working on it? You CAN get over your negative feelings and build a connected relationship.

Learning to Validate

Having a connected relationship means that you understand each other. It sounds easy, but it can be a challenge. If you want a close relationship. learn to validate.

Impact of Family

We have been influenced by our backgrounds and our families. Communicating with each other means understanding the influences of our past.

Managing Conflict

Conflict in a relationship is inevitable. You can choose to have it tear you down or build you up. This lesson will help you to recognize patterns that may be tearing you down.

Forgiveness & Trust

A lack of forgiveness can poison our relationships. Yet, many people have misconceptions that prevent them from forgiving. This lesson lays out how to forgive and how to rebuild trust.

Building Intimacy

Physical intimacy builds feelings of closeness and connection. There are common problems that couples experience. This lesson talks about how to build your physical bond.

How Much Does it Cost?

marriage educationConnected Marriage provides a complete on-demand marriage education program. The Connected Marriage Program is offered through marriage mentors, pastors and mental health professionals. If you are new to marriage mentoring, that’s OK! The cost for either a mentor or a mentee is $97 per couple.

Marriage Education for Couples

Complete Training for Marriage Mentors

Perfect for Groups

 Perfect for Individual Couples

 Easy site management for churches or clinics

Enroll Now!

One-Time Payment of $97

Would you like to experience it?

Here’s what’s inside:

  • Learning that is more effective than just video alone
  • Overview of the topics
  • Lesson samples
  • Testimonies by couples and therapists
  • An explanation of the couple reports
  • Overview of the Step-by-Step Mentor Training

Experience the Demo

Online marriage mentor program

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One-Time Payment of $97

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