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There is only so much one little blog can do…

But luckily, there are a number of other great resources you can use to help you through every step of your matching process (and beyond)!

Here are some resources that we, the writers of Matching Mentor, have found useful…(and check this page often, as we will be frequently adding to this list) :

Matching-specific Websites :

Blessed Family Department : All Things “Blessed Family” related. Always being updated on upcoming matching convocations, Blessing updates, etc. It also has a lot of forms/documents you may need or choose to use for your matching process and once you get matched/blessed.

*you will need a login and password to sign in. Please feel free to contact us if you face any challenges in accessing this page. 

Matching Handbook (PDF) : That good old matching handbook 😉

International BC Matching Website : For those of you specifically seeking an international matching.

*you will need a login and password to sign in. Please feel free to contact us if you face any challenges in accessing this page.

Other interesting and useful Websites :

Relationships | RELEVANT Magazine : This may not be for everyone, but this Christian magazine puts up some great articles about relationships (as well as many other things if you take a look around). Lots of great reads and worth a peak at every now and then.

Relationships | Converge Magazine : Another great christian magazine for young people.

Personality Test : This test is great to take no matter what stage of the matching process your in! Understanding yourself (strengths AND weaknesses) is vital to having healthy relationships in general. When you are in the process with someone, swap your results to get a better understanding of each other. You can even use your results to find out more about marriage compatibility!

Books :

10 things I wish I knew before I got married by Gary D Chapman : “[A] practical little book, packed with wisdom and tips that will help many develop the loving, supportive and mutually beneficial marriage men and women long for. It’s the type of information Gary himself wished he had before he got married. This is not a book simply to be read. It is a book to be experienced. The material lends itself to heart-felt discussions by dating or engaged couples. To jump-start the exchanges, each short chapter includes insightful ‘Talking it Over’ questions and suggestions. And, the book includes information on interactive websites as well as books that will enhance the couples experience.”

Real Love by Greg Baer : Why do most people spend their whole lives searching for loving and happy relationships but rarely find them? What is the “secret something” that all relationships need in order to thrive? Dr. Greg Baer found the answers to these questions while working with hundreds of individuals and couples. In Real Love, he shares his enlightening and practical blueprint for creating successful relationships and reveals the secret to finding and keeping what he calls “Real Love.”

Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh : Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh’s experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the reader already is—in the kitchen, office, driving a car, walking a part—and shows how deep meditative presence is available now. Nhat Hanh provides exercises to increase our awareness of our own body and mind through conscious breathing, which can bring immediate joy and peace. Nhat Hanh also shows how to be aware of relationships with others and of the world around us, its beauty and also its pollution and injustices. the deceptively simple practices of Peace Is Every Step encourage the reader to work for peace in the world as he or she continues to work on sustaining inner peace by turning the “mindless” into the mindFUL.

The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler : Through meditations, stories and the meeting of Buddhism and psychology, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, or just an ordinary bad mood. He discusses relationships, health, family, work, and spirituality to show us how to ride through life’s obstacles on a deep abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is an audiobook that crosses the boundaries of all traditions to help listeners with the difficulties common to all human beings. Although we suggest purchasing this audio book, you can also read the transcript for free.

Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough by Lori Gottlieb : Nearly forty and single, Lori Gottlieb faced the unthinkable… she’d wasted her best years chasing an elusive Prince Charming who might not even exist. Meanwhile, her friends who’d “settled” for Mr. Good Enough ended up married to excellent husbands and fathers. This is an eye-opening, funny, painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of modern relationships and a wake-up call about getting real about Mr. Right. Get a quick taste for this book by reading Emilie Schuler’s article, The Husband Store.

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