We recommend everyone who seeks for a life-long marriage or relationship to think about choosing a Mentor Couple. No matter what stage of life you are in, you need someone to coach you.
All sorts of organizations use the mentoring process to make people’s thinking and behavior better at what they do. In medicine, doctors mentor younger doctors. In music, musicians mentor other musicians.
Why? It works. We learn best when we have trustful people who can speak into our lives and ministry. Proverbs 19:20 says, “Get all the advice you can and be wise the rest of your life.”
We will always need a coach - no matter how old we get or how successful we become. Lebron James is one of the best basketball players on the planet, yet, he still needs a coach. You will never get to a point in your life when you can say, “I’ve learned it all. I don’t need anybody else to help me.”
A passionate Mentor Couple brings out the best of you in three areas: your roles, your goals, and your soul. Mentors give you perspective. They help you look at yourself and your marriage or other circumstances from the outside. We cannot always see what we’re doing outside of our own perspective. We see from our own limited focus. We need somebody else in our life to say, “Have you thought about…? What about this? What about that?”
Relate Works would not be where it is today without the people who have poured their lives into us. Proverbs 15:22 says, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed.” What God has done through us since 2008 hasn’t happened because we are smarter than others. It is because we have had great mentors and advisors. They are people we have bounced ideas off and gotten feedback from.
If we were to sit down with you, we would learn some things that would make us better instructors and mentors. We are sure of it. You’ve had experiences that we haven’t had - and vice versa.
Successful people give off clues. Look for those clues. Pull them out and learn from them.
Getting feedback from mentors is absolutely critical. If you don’t get feedback, you’re going to get off course. During all the Apollo trips to the moon, those spaceships had to make constant course corrections. The earth was turning and the moon was turning. To make it, the astronauts had to change the course of their ship, and the only way they could do that was to get feedback.
We all need to make course corrections from time to time in marriage and relationships as well. To make those corrections, you’ll need someone on the outside of your world to give you feedback. If you’re not open to feedback from your mentors, you’re not going to learn and you’re not going to grow.
Husbands and wives, think about a mentor in your marriage!
Whether you’re 17, 27, 37, 57, 77 or 107, there is someone you can learn from. Find a couple with character. Find a couple with skills you desire. Make sure you find the couple you trust.
We are glad to help you find a Marriage Mentor Couple. In case you as a married couple fulfill crucial requirements, we can help you become a certified Relate Works Marriage Mentor Couple.