Couples Talk

FamilyLife bring you an hour of open, engaging conversation via a Zoom webinar to give you inspiration, hope and practical insights for your relationship.

Join us for an hour of raw, real life relationship stories with Couples Talk. You’ll hear open and honest interviews to give you encouragement and support for your relationship.

Whether your relationship is flourishing or you need some encouragement to keep going, we all need to give time to our relationship – even a great marriage can be improved!

Dates for your diary

January 31st: “Winging It!” With Lyn and Andrew Griffin and Oli & Brianna Gregoriou.

March 14th: “Between the Sheets” with Emma Waring.

This month we have two lovely young couples who both make their first appearance on Couples Talk.

We are really looking forward to hearing their fresh perspective on married life as relative newcomers to the marriage adventure! The theme this month is “Winging It!” and we’ll be chatting about the importance of fun in your relationship. So let us introduce you to our guest couples this month:

Andrew and Lyn have been married for two and a half years. It’s still fresh enough to count the months! Andrew is Texan and Lyn is UK born although she grew up in Southern Africa. They currently live in Rome, Italy and are preparing for yet another move. Unsurprisingly, because of their International roots their life together has been one of constant transition, but they now have each other to call home.

They both work for the relationship wellness app Toucan Together and are passionate about seeing people and their relationships thrive. In addition to their jobs Andrew is an avid outdoorsman who is never happier than when he’s on top of a mountain and Lyn is a visual artist, always learning a new medium and she is happy to go along for the hike if there are snacks provided.

After dating long distance for 2 years they got married and soon after they were locked down in a small apartment. Circumstances presented a challenging start to their marriage and after realising how much they were struggling from the weight of life, having fun together became a priority for Andrew and Lyn.

 

Oli and Bri are our ‘interviewers’ this month.

They have been married for a little over a year. Bri is a Floridian born and raised. Oli spent the first 8 years of his life on the island of Cyprus, before his family moved to the UK, and has spent the last 8 years in London. They have lived in London together since Bri’s UK spouse visa was approved last November.   

Oli leads the London student team for Agapé and is currently working on a diploma in Learning and Development. Bri is a writer for Cru’s ministry, StoryRunners, who takes the gospel to oral learners in unreached people groups. Oli loves to cook and Bri loves to eat. A match made in heaven! They like to explore the city together in their spare time and visit each other’s coastal home towns. They like their island personalities, but have a big heart for the people of London.

After dating long distance for 2 years, they moved into their apartment in London just in time for the 2nd lockdown in 2020. They went from never seeing each other to 24/7 quality time. They have used this time to dig into their values and God’s calling on their life as a couple. It’s a work in progress, but they’re understanding themselves and each other more and more every day. 


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.

Booking

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.

Please register here

Events will also be live-streamed onto the FamilyLife Facebook page but to enjoy the most interaction and access to the Q&A we recommend registering for the webinar.

You can see our library of previous Couples Talks and the takeaways by clicking here.


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

“Come along and be blessed. You may well hear couples talk about an issue that you’re facing and find a way forward.”

“Thanks Family Life, these couples talks are so useful and helpful.”

“We have a good marriage and are very committed but life is difficult . To listen to strong couples encourages us. It is important to us is to be intentional to seek out such encouragement and hear others’ stories because it usually sparks a valuable conversation; this is fruitful for our marriage. Thank you.”

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

Whilst we don’t charge for our events, FamilyLife is a charity and is funded by donations. If you would like to donate to FamilyLife you can do so here.

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