What’s the most important thing in your life? It’s a big question. There is a little part of me that wants to be flippant and say: chocolate! But, the honest answer is: relationships. My relationship with my Creator is number one. My relationships with family and friends come a close second. If I Google the […]
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…
How to have a jolly holiday
A friend asked me a couple of weeks ago ‘What’s your ideal holiday with the family?’ My response was to laugh because in my head, those two phrases ‘ideal holiday’ and ‘family’ don’t go that well together. When I think…
Marriage can work
Sean and Miriam have been married for five years, they have one daughter, Sophie and live in North London. They trained to be facilitators for A Day Together in April last year and they are speaking at their first event in…
What can you expect when you pop out to Tesco?
You can’t help who you fall in love with. Right? Love is a powerful force and we are totally at its mercy. Right? One minute you are walking down the street, the next minute you’re confronted by a gorgeous bloke/girl…
Why my husband went skiing for 10 days and left me at home with four kids
So, I’ve been involved with Familylife for two and half years. Over that time I have learnt something really important about how my husband and I communicate. I am verbal processor. Sometimes I have barely thought something before it’s out…
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…
How to keep the passion alive
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…
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 […]
Welcome to our newest member of the FamilyLife team, Daisy, here with her husband, Nathan. Daisy will be brining her administration skills to the events team. Daisy told us: “Nathan and I have been married for 11 years, and have had 3 children. We met at secondary school and got married shortly after finishing our a […]
Familylife are so thrilled to have trained four more facilitator couples this April. We had a fantastic time sharing the principles and vision of Familylife along with the ‘how to’s of preparing a talk. It was very exciting to bring together the trainers, the existing team and this bunch of newbies. Karen and Etiene Van […]