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 to York (C2Y). As before we will be cycling to raise money for Toucan; the […]
Have you looked under the bonnet recently?
Some feedback we had from our last ‘A Day Together’ event: “A great day to make time for each other. A much needed MOT” and someone else wrote “Great opportunity to look under the bonnet and see how you’re really…
FamilyLife supports marriage week
FamilyLife is supporting the UK National Marriage Week this May. It’s an absolutely brilliant opportunity to get people thinking about their marriage and how they can be investing into it. Michaela Hyde, the project director, wrote: “It may surprise you…
“We just went for it.”
Let me introduce you to Rosie and Guy. Childhood sweethearts, they were married five and a half years ago. They live in Newcastle where Rosie is a doctor and Guy is a town planner. They both love the outdoors and…
How full is your “love tank”?
Every relationship has times when we feel on top of the world, there’s a close connection and lots of fun and laughter. Love is flourishing. Every relationship also has times when we feel distant, frustrated, angry perhaps, and all the…
Let’s talk about sex…
“The media tells us that everyone is having sex all the time but in fact we’re having less sex, less often and enjoying it less.” Matt Walmsley was one of the guest speakers at FamilyLife’s latest Vision & Equipping event…
Kickstarting healthy relationship habits
Do you ever think about your relationship as if it were a muscle? That you can actually stretch it and grow it? Stretch it and grow it to be bigger and stronger than it was before? I think sometimes we…
Being brave paid off!
How would you feel about coming to A Day Together? What would motivate you to come? We know (because people tell us afterwards) that many couples come because they want to invest in their relationship, make it stronger, help a…
The ripple effect
“There is a hunger stirring for healthy relationships. To see renewing of minds and transformation take place is so exciting! The confidence in couples is growing and a number of them are going on to share what revelations they have…
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…
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, […]
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. Congratulations on your achievement, Ashley! What impact are you hoping the book will have? I […]
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 trainees whose home countries (and resident countries) spanned Jamaica, India, Sweden, The Netherlands, Belgium, America, […]
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 activity. With the perspective that sex is about me, why wouldn’t you use all things […]
Here we go, I think, he’ll be laying down the law about the activities of the next few days. Retirement, it turns out, is far from straightforward. It is something which is planned for, anticipated, even longed for, but when it happens, all sorts of difficulties are revealed as roles are renegotiated. A friend told […]
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 […]
If you joined us for Sunday lunch, you may be a little surprised. Alongside the roast beef, yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes you may well find some rice ‘n’ peas and fried plantain. It’s one of the most delightful aspects of being married to Maria, whose parents are Jamaican. But it has taken a bit […]