On a slow news day in January, this story is often wheeled out and it can make for pretty depressing reading – January is the month during which most divorces are filled. But does it really need to be like that? I did a little investigating and apparently, it’s true. Not only that, but the […]
‘We’re leaving!’ ‘Just give me a minute.’ I bounded up the stairs, entered the smallest room and as I was wriggling out of my jeans I heard the dreaded splash. ‘Oh no, my phone!’ I know I shouldn’t have hesitated.…
This is how my romantic husband of 45 years answers the question: What makes for a successful long term marriage? Ok. It’s a start and I can’t deny there is truth in his statement. But surely there is more to…
I didn’t have the right training, do you?
The fact that we’re still married after 32 years is a miracle. I used to be in the Army, we were well trained and prepared for the job. We learned tactics, how to communicate, how to work together, how to…
Toucan is LIVE!
We are excited to launch Toucan – a fresh and unique online experience for couples, giving tools to build a happier, healthier relationship. Most of us want our relationships to bring love, joy and meaning to our lives. A great…
Stuck for a gift ideas?
Has it happened yet? That sinking feeling? The time of year has come around again where we have to be creative, we have to think and search and scour the shops for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Some…
Charli Mathew shares her eye-opening experience attending A Day Together (ADT) before and after getting married. A Day Together in Newcastle in October was mine and Dave’s second time doing the course. Dave and I got married on the 17th July 2015 and we did ADT whilst we were engaged, almost exactly two years ago. […]
Its 1976 and Andy was thinking: “why don’t we ever get any decent girls come to our youth club”. Valerie, who was there that evening, “rather damningly admits” (according to Andy) that she doesn’t remember Andy at all! It was an inauspicious start but the couple was married in April 1983. Andy: “Our original intention in […]
Family life is serious in Nigeria because violence within marriage is widespread. Stepping up to the challenge Ademola and Ajoke and their team are bringing hope and help, working in two cities. In the Philippines Albert and Marife are seeing whole mountain tribes being helped using the HomeBuilder resource. In Kenya the FamilyLife team work […]
26 cyclists rode towards the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday 28th, filled with excitement and a massive sense of achievement. We had done it. Fantastic! On arrival we heard that we had raised a little over £40,000 for the work of Familylife. More celebration. As a group we had faced all kinds of challenges […]
Imagine getting married in Perth, Australia having been baptised in the Indian Ocean two weeks earlier. Sounds amazing! I could never have guessed that this would happen when I first met Lee and Bonnie eighteen months ago in London at a FamilyLife ‘A Day Together’ seminar. Lee and Bonnie introduced themselves at the end of […]
Introducing Toucan – an exciting new and unique App that helps you build a happier, healthier relationship so you can thrive together. Toucan brings practical relationship tools together in a fun way with video clips from couples. These are ordinary, honest people sharing real stories of what’s worked for them, as well as their normal […]