marriage mentoring


dec is strongly committed to helping couples build solid marriages by understanding God’s purpose for marriage. The marriage mentoring ministry helps couples at any stage to identify their strengths and growth areas. It also provides tools to build relational skills that will bring out the best in each other.  All couples who desire to get married at dec are required to take this program.

Marriage Mentoringoffers four levels of mentoring  for couple relationships:

  • SERIOUSLY DATING couples ask, “Is this truly the love of my life?”
  • PREPARE mentoring provides an opportunity for engaged couples to strengthen their interpersonal skills and understand Biblical standards for a healthy marriage.
  • ENRICH mentoring supports married couples in nurturing the joy that can be found as husband and wife as patterned by the roles of Christ and the church.  Mentors strive to help couples strengthen those areas that are challenging to their relationship.
  • STEP FAMILIES face unique issues. Mentors can offer support when the added challenges of a step family are present in a relationship – a  complicated matter when children are involved.  Mentoring seeks to equip couples and families to answer: “How will our marriage thrive within the complex dynamics of a step family?”

FMI: email

Contact Terry Sharbaugh,  603.868.1027 x 201



Saturday, March 7th 5-7PM in the Function Hall

$30 per couple

What does it take to build a marriage that will last? Tony and Lauren Dungy have together known the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. They fell in love, built a family, and made sports history when Tony became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl. Yet they’ve also gone through difficult, relationship-testing setbacks, including job loss and devastating personal tragedy. In a culture where it seems harder and harder to make marriage last, what has kept the Dungys strong through it all? In Uncommon Marriage, Tony and Lauren share the secrets that hold them together, revealing what they’ve learned so far about being a good husband or wife; getting through times of loss, grief, or change; staying connected despite busy schedules; supporting each other’s dreams and goals; and helping each other grow spiritually. They offer encouragement and practical advice to equip your marriage to survive tough issues and flourish with joy, purpose, and partnership—in other words, to be a marriage that is truly uncommon.


Read the first chapter here

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