“Experience has proven the value of the witness of married couples, who live their vocation in light of the Gospel, in preparing couples for marriage.  When married couples speak out of their own conviction, …they offer a powerful witness. Married couples who serve in this capacity find that their encounter with the engaged enrighes and strengthens their own marriages.”
Diocese of Trenton, NJ



Witness to Love is a virtue and growth based model of marriage renewal and preparation that integrates modern principles of psychology and virtues to help couples facilitate an authentic dialogue about their relationship.

What makes Witness to Love different?

What makes Witness to Love unique is that the engaged couples choose their own mentor couple. This is a couple they both admire and see as source of faith formation. This mentor couple gives them a concrete connection and integration into the parish. Through the sharing of the mentor couples’ own journey of love, the engaged couple inherits a “lifeline” of support in their commitment to Jesus and His church.

Ron Medenwald • 619-917-6312 • medenwald@cox.net
Kathy Medenwald • 619-917-6311 • medenwald@cox.net

Witness to Love:

A New Vision for Marriage Preparation


Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catholic News  Agency

Glossary of Catholic Terms

Catholic Diocese of San Diego

Global Catholic Network (EWTN)

The Vatican

Journey of Your Love: Preparing for Marriage in the Diocese of San Diego

Wedding Ministry