Marriage mentoring is a marriage education strategy that pairs an experienced
couple alongside an engaged or a less seasoned married couple to help them
navigate through the ups and downs and build their relationship. The amount
of time the two couples stay connected varies, but generally averages six to
twelve months. As part of a marriage ministry or premarital preparation
program, churches often take on the responsibility of nurturing younger
couples. As a part of this program, they train veteran couples who show a
willingness to serve other couples in this capacity.