Order materials here. Engaged 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.
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:
- Married 5 years or more in the Catholic Church
- Active in the Church
- Have a marriage and family you both admire
- 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
- 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!
Contact your local parish Marriage Prep Coordinator to set up a coaching session or email email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
Virtual Pathway FormReady to begin the Witness to Love Virtual Pathway? Fill out the following form and someone from our team will walk you and your chosen mentors through the Witness to Love process.
Engaged Couple Testimony: Lucia and Michael Italy/United States
“Our wedding was planned while we were on opposite sides of the ocean, residing in Italy and the United States. By the grace of God through the Witness to Love Program, two wonderful individuals were put on our path, our incredible mentor couple. Thanks to their guidance we grew to truly understand how faith is the foundation of marriage, and will continuously strengthen throughout our lives. Together we reflected upon the pillars of Catholic Matrimony; our mentor couple bore their hearts to us preparing us for the difficult, as well as the wonderful times, ahead of us while living within the faith.”