Couples Talk

Join us for our next Couples Talk on November 1st

This month we will be asking the question Surviving or Thriving? Looking at the different seasons of love.

Can relationships really last a lifetime? Is it about surviving or thriving? Jan and Gary Palmer will take an honest walk through the first 38 years of their relationship and share some candid stories and their answers to these questions.

Do you ever ask “why isn’t our relationship the way it used to be?” or think things have changed and wonder if there is something wrong? You might be relieved to know that there are definite seasons in a relationship and that it is possible to thrive, not just survive through them all. Jan & Gary have plenty of experience in this (both surviving and thriving!) and will take us on a journey through these different seasons, drawing on their own extensive experience and looking at the recognised phases of relationships.

We would love for you to join us. Please register here.

Jan & Gary Palmer

Gary and Jan have been married for 31 years after getting to know each other in one of those ‘next desks at work’ romances. They live in Buckinghamshire and have three grown-up children, and two loveable black labs. Being grandparents is an exciting new chapter for them. Following a long career in IT, Gary now focusses on adding value where he can, in various organisations in the charity sector. Jan was a Computer Consultant until the challenge of juggling 3 children, a job and church responsibilities required something to give – it was the job that went. After a long career break she has returned to the IT contract world! She’s also been part of the team developing Toucan, FamilyLife’s relationship app. She is qualified as a life coach and spiritual director, work which she continues to carry out today. They’ve been involved in running youth groups, parenting courses, marriage preparation and marriage enrichment. Gary’s passion is rugby and Jan loves all things artistic.

How it works
Couples Talk happens as a zoom webinar. This means you will join with no video and be already muted. BUT you will be able to interact fully via the chat box and there will be time for your questions to be answered. You’ll also receive our TAKEAWAYS …these are next steps to help you grow a stronger and thriving relationship together.

Why not take a look at our library of previous Couples Talk and Takeaways.


As this event is our gift to you Entry is FREE, although you will need to pre-register. If you are living in the same place as your partner, please register for 1 ticket and use the same device to connect to Zoom. (Please check your junk/spam folder for the zoom link, if you cannot see it after registering).
If you are in separate locations, you will need to register for 2 tickets, so
you can use more than one device to access Zoom.

Book your FREE ticket here.

This event will also be live-streamed onto the FamilyLife facebook page.

In case you need more convincing, below is some feedback from those that have attended a Couples Talk event already.

“Amazing story, love your family. Such wisdom and learnings this evening.” “Thanks Family Life, these couples talks are so useful and helpful.”

“Thank you so much for this evening, very special family and we are most grateful for your vulnerability and authenticity, big BIG love to you!”

“Thank you for sharing your story it’s been very encouraging and it helps us to keep believing we can get through difficulties.”

FamilyLife is a charity which operates on the donations of others. We don’t charge for our events but if you would like to donate to FamilyLife you can do so here:

FamilyLife UK is a ministry of Agape Ministries Ltd
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