This training includes in-depth exploration, interactive exercises, role plays, journaling and education in the following areas:
12 Principles and Values in alignment with Srila Prabhupada and the sastras
Roles of Husband and Wife- Gender roles and cultural Norms, Understanding Differences and Expectations
Readiness for Marriage, Expectations, Compatibility Preparation for Marriage Self-assessment Areas to consider for compatibility
Communications and Managing Conflict— Healthy Communication: Speaking, Listening, Negotiating, Conflict Resolution, Saboteurs of Healthy Communication 3 Empowering Communication Skills,Making Win-Win Decisions
Finances Financial responsibility, Prosperity and poverty consciousness, Identifying financial challenges, A Powerful Financial Strategy
Affection and Intimacy Krsna Conscious Perspectives on Sex Life, Connection and Loving Exchanges
Serious conflict, Separation and Divorce Danger Signs in Marriage Signs of Abusive Relationships,Conflict Resolution Styles, Legitimate Reasons for Divorce, The Consequences of Divorce, Sustaining Family Relationships
Children and Parenting Notions of Parenting Patterns and Skills of a Healthy Family, Children’s Needs, Good Discipline: Teaching versus Punishment: Clarity, Appropriateness and Consistency, Parenting Styles, Resources for Parents
BalancedLifestyle 1: Personal development/Spirituality
Balanced Lifestyle 2: Making a social contribution
An interactive course for singles contemplating marriage, that can offered in person in your community, or scheduled on-line ,weekly, for your community in 4 sessions. If you can provide a translator, we have facilitated this in many languages.
Facilitates willing and healthy couples to provide this much needed service of providing premarital education and marriage enrichment, while enhancing their own marriage along the way. Giving the system, tools and everything needed (2 days of training and of 1 day practicum). Having mentor couples in your area allows you to facilitate the goal of providing access to premarital education for all couples before marriage.
If you and your partner have been married for more than 7 years, people naturally come to you for marital advice, and both of you would like to be trained as mentors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Mentor Training” in the subject bar.
Please view this video describing premarital education and becoming a mentor.
Vaisnava Family Resources is brought to you by the Grihastha Vision Team (GVT), a grassroots volunteer group of Krishna devotees who are mostly mental health or educational professionals. Our intention is to provide resources to support singles, prospective couples and married partners. We want to help spiritualize your married life so that it will be an asset for your Krishna (God) consciousness. We welcome your suggestions to make this site relevant and useful.
It’s our vision that each couple had access to family wellness education by qualified mentors!