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Support Couple Training

Being a support couple is a fun and rewarding way for couples within the church to get involved in helping build strong marriages inside and outside of the church. Taking interest in another relationship while providing a model for what a healthy marriage looks like can be significant for those exploring marriage.

Requirements: The only requirements for being a support couple are that you have been married for two years and have completed The Marriage Course yourself.

Responsibilities: Commitment to invite a couple going through The Pre-Marriage Course into your home – offering them hospitality, sharing your own person experiences, and facilitating a conversation around the couple survey.

The Couple Survey is an online survey that helps couples highlight issues that are important to discuss before getting married; it also affirms areas of strength in their relationship. It is not a test of compatibility.

Before using the Couple Survey, we recommend that you watch the training videos below and sharing this with your Support Couples as well. 

Please note: we are working on updating new Couple Survey training notes and the sample reports so we appreciate your patience as we get those loaded!


Get started now…

  1. Sign into the Marriage Course Builder, register a course and click on the ‘Couple Survey’ tab at the top of the page to use the Couple Survey

  2. Add your Guest Couples.

  3. Add your Support Couples. This may be yourself. If you don’t have Support Couples assigned to each guests yet, you can also just send the Couple Survey reports to yourself.

  4. Click the “Send Link” button to send Surveys to Guest Couples. They will receive an automated email.

  5. Once the Guest Couples have completed their reports, click “Send Report Link” to send reports to Support Couples or yourself.

  6. You can resend the Survey Report link multiple times.

  7. The Survey Reports expire 30 days after the end of the course.


Be a Support Couple Remotely

Some tips on how you can be a support couple remotely

Additional documents

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