At a time when so many families are experiencing financial pressures, FamilyLife UK, part of Agapé, and Christians Against Poverty (CAP) are pleased to announce a new collaboration in 2018 – to help couples to talk about and handle the impact of money and debt on their relationships. This week, the Money Advice Trust (MAT) […]
Fancy a challenge?
In 2013 we cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats, in 2016 from London to Paris, and in 2019 FamilyLife cycling will be going again. Next year from 24-28 August we’ll be cycling some 300 or so miles from Canterbury…
How God is using one couple to bring hope to marriages in Iranian communities
Negin grew up in a Muslim family in Iran. Her father died when she was thirteen, she was lonely and life was hard. At twenty-seven she left everything and everyone she knew and went to Germany because of an arranged…
We have a children’s author amongst us!
Ashley Hinds, who along with his wife La’Neshia is an A DAY TOGETHER facilitator, has recently published a picture book. MY UNCLE AND ME tells the story of a young boy who is often mistakenly called by his uncle’s name.…
From Zimbabwe to Wolverhampton but without our son
Rumbi and Muchada, thank you for taking time to chat to us. Can you start by telling us a bit about yourselves? M. We have been married for 20 years, we live in Coventry with our three children aged 20,…
Coming soon to A Day Together near you….
23 of us gathered at the weekend in Birmingham at the FamilyLife Facilitators Training (16 of us were trained the rest were doing the training) There were so many highlights from the weekend. My personal highlight is that we had…
I put on a smile, but it got very dark inside for me
How often do we consider sex as a giving act? In the media, sex is about regularly portrayed as about satisfying our own needs and wants, which is why we live in society where using pornography is considered a normal part of sexual…
‘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. I should have just gone straight to the rescue, but there is something about sticking […]
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 ‘holiday’ I think sun, pool, a gripping book and good food. When I think family […]
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 Worthing on May 20th. I caught up with them to hear about their involvement in […]
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 (delete as appropriate) and that’s it, head over heels in love. Right? Wrong. You can’t […]
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 of my mouth. I regularly think and speak so quickly that I interrupt myself mid-sentence […]
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 relationship doesn’t happen by accident. We invest time and effort in our careers, hobbies, health […]