Love or hate the New Year hype, for many there is a feeling of post Christmas slump. And then there are often pressures on family relationships… Many people also use the New Year to turn over a ‘new leaf’. So, we’ve put together a few ideas of some great things you can do to work on your marriage.
The Value of Investing into a Relationship
A story of how an affair, saved a marriage, when the storm hit By Karen Van der Poll In the beginningWe met in my first year, actually my very first week at university. The fresher and her senior. As I…
How one couple overcame testing times – Couples Talk experience
Last month, I tuned into my first ever Couples Talk and was actually really surprised! Surprised at how natural it felt and how life giving it was to sit down on a Monday evening and hear from such a down…
What’s happening with FamilyLife – Farsi?
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…
How to move through anxiety to building resilience
Mental health expert Sandy Trzcinski helps you understand anxiety plus shares practices to find peace and build resilience.
Thriving marriages in a ‘virtual’ Together group
One couple shares advice on how they used zoom to create a virtual 'Together' group for couples to invest in their marriages.
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, […]
Have you ever been in that situation where your brain wants you to say something, but your mouth won’t cooperate? That’s how I feel every time I have to apologise to my husband. We’ve been married for 17 years so I’ve had plenty of practise of saying sorry. You’d think it would get easier with time, but
Communication lies at the heart of any relationship. It’s one of those vital skills that we can all get better at and need to keep on top of. Below are some helpful tips to go from 3 minute check ins to deeper connections and ultimately thriving relationships. 1. Leave phones outside the bedroom Or if […]
Congratulations to the FamilyLife cyclists who made it from Canterbury to York and to those that went even further to Newcastle, absolutely fantastic! Well done! We’re super proud of each person that took part in this huge effort to raise money for Toucan, our relationship app. There were highs, there were lows but the grit […]
Kia Hadaeghi, Iranian FamilyLife Coordinator, writes movingly about his experience of being set free from years of emotional pain and suffering, and how his Christian faith helped him. Something was not right. I was unsettled by guilt and there was no peace in my heart. I knew this kind of disquietude often comes from an […]
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 […]
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 doing in your marriage”. This got me thinking about the parallels between looking after our […]
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 to know that a far more common cause for divorce is couples drifting apart rather […]