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Step 1

Order Materials

Order materials hereEngaged couples keep two of the workbooks that come in the bundle and you will give the mentor couple one workbook and the Mentor’s Journey book.  Once you place an order for materials, you will receive access to the Witness to Love app.  This is where couples will access the videos that accompany the chapters in the workbook.

Step 2

Choose a Mentor Couple

Choose a mentor couple using the guidelines listed below.  If your chosen mentor couple has questions about their role, please have them review the resources listed here.

Requirements for choosing a Mentor Couple:

  1. Married 5 years or more in the Catholic Church
  2. Active in the Church
  3. Have a marriage and family you both admire
  4. Go to the same church as you do now OR attend the church you will be married at OR attend the church that you will be attending after the wedding
  5. Should not be immediate family members

Steps to discerning:

Make sure to pray about your choice. Who can challenge you to have a better marriage? Do they have a strong relationship with Christ? Are they the couple you would go to naturally if you needed relationship help in the future? Do you like the way their kids turned out? Would you be happy if you had a marriage relationship like theirs? Discuss what it is specifically that you admire about their marriage. It doesn’t matter if you know them really well, but it does matter that you trust and admire them. If you get stuck, ask your parish for suggestions but remember that you still need to invite a couple to mentor/sponsor you. Just ask!

 

 

Step 3

Introductory Video

Watch this short introductory video with your mentor couple:

Intro Session: Course Overview and What to Expect

Step 4

Coaching Session

Contact your local parish Marriage Prep Coordinator to set up a coaching session or email parishsupport@witnesstolove.org to set up a time to meet with one of our marriage prep coaches via Zoom.  This session should last 20-30 minutes.  Please watch the introductory video with your mentor couple prior to the coaching session and write down any questions you may have.  Please have your workbooks available at the time of the coaching session.  The Marriage Prep Coach will review WTL in detail, answer any questions you may have and send a detailed follow up email after the session.

Step 5

WTL Retreat

Complete Be More: A Marriage Formation Retreat by Witness to Love, as the retreat portion of the program.  ALL Theology lessons are required for WTL couples completing the virtual pathway.  Be sure to submit the final survey at the end to note completion.

Be More Banner

Step 6

Marriage Enrichment and continued Accompaniment After the Wedding Day

For continued marriage formation for both newly married and mentor couples, please visit Witness to Love’s Be Light: A Marriage Enrichment Movement here.

Be Light: Year of Belonging by Witness to Love is the first year of a five year movement to draw married couples closer together in Christ while being transformed into family missionary disciples.  The Year of Belonging highlights twelve Witness Couples from around the country exploring various topics that unpack the Sacrament of Matrimony. Belonging (the first of five years for the Be Light Series) will be released on the first Thursday of each month. The couple testimony video will be supplemented with an additional video of a priest or deacon covering the same topic released on the 2nd Thursday of the month, a podcast on the 3rd and will wrap up with a music event on the 4th Thursday of each month.