Since joining the FamilyLife team in 2018 Kia and Negin, born in Iran and now living in the UK, have been busy connecting with people from the Farsi speaking community and also been working hard to make resources available in Farsi.
“Oikos”. Sounds like something you’d shout out in a market to catch a friend’s attention, doesn’t it? Or maybe not! This greek word became the focus of much excitement at Familylife’s Vision & Equipping (V&E) this year, because the word is full of meaning and hope. Oikos can mean “house” or “descendents“. There is a […]
The third Monday of January – 20 January in 2020 – is sometimes known as ‘Blue Monday’, supposedly the most depressing day of the year due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills. Although it is debated how accurate this is, January is certainly a […]
Our annual Vision & Equipping is a great day for friends of FamilyLife, volunteers and anyone wanting to know more about us …to be envisioned and equipped! This year’s theme is: Building Kingdom Communities Two thousand years ago a handful of timid Jesus-followers started the greatest revolution the world has ever known. The Gospel exploded, […]
Facilitator training is full on for the brave couples giving up a whole weekend to be trained and for the people delivering the training. However, it’s BRILLIANT! Our couples rushed to Birmingham on Friday evening. Several were slightly anxious. Most were wondering what on earth they had let themselves in for. Each year we invite […]
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 marriage. After two months of married life, her husband left. Negin recalls: “I was shocked, […]
When Deb and Trace Gunsch heard that the divorce rate in Belgium is 70% they knew they had to do something. But what could one couple living in a major European city possibly do? Deb: “We contacted FamilyLife HQ to find out what was happening in Europe and were introduced to the work of FamilyLife […]
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) […]