Marriage Mentoring Launched by Harpeth Hills Counseling Center

Marriage Mentoring: 12 Conversations for Building Strong Marriages
Sunday, November 1, Dr. Ed Gray of the Harding School of Theology joins us to help in the launching of a Marriage Mentoring Program. Dr. Gray’s program is called 12 Conversations. It provides an opportunity for two couples, one mentoring couple and the other a mentee couple, to have conversations around topics that are commonly of interest to couples. This new program is being sponsored by the Harpeth Hills Counseling Center. Kevin and Lynn Hopkins serve as the leaders. If you are interested in being a mentor or being mentored, please contact the Counseling Center (615-690-4661) or Kevin and Lynn Hopkins (615-260-2269) for more information.

Lunch is at Noon followed by a two hour training session.

The program is quite simple. Couples meet between eight and 12 times during the year as they develop a friendship over guided conversations about marriage. Both couples share their experiences. The two couples meet in a relaxed atmosphere of their choosing, perhaps enjoying snacks, a meal or dessert.

Topics of conversations include the following:
1. Thankfulness
2. Healthy Marriage Habits: Showing our Love for each other
3. Leaving and Cleaving: Making our Life Together
4. Recreation and Playfulness
5. Money in Marriage
6. Communication
7. Problem solving
8. Balancing God, Marriage, Family and Work
9. Children
10. Friendship, Closeness, and Intimacy
11. Planning for our Future
12. Celebration the Holidays

Marriage mentoring is a supportive friendship, with couples sharing their stories about the blessings, happiness, realities and challenges of marriage. Mentoring is not counseling, taking sides, fixing couples, parenting couples or telling all and relating discouraging stories from marriage.

To be qualified as mentors couples need to have a successful marriage at their stage in life, be willing to share storied in an encouraging way and be comfortable and positive in discussing mentor conversation topics with their spouse.

Register to be a mentor (and attend leadership training on November 1) or a couple to be mentored:

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