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 fun seems to have leaked out. Imagine there’s a love tank with a ‘fuel gauge’ […]
V&E 2020 – booking open!
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…
What makes a good apology …or a bad one?
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…
Five easy ways to communicate better
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…
“We did it!”
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…
Why I needed to forgive myself
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…
Say hello to our newbies!
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…
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…
“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 which this year was looking at the topic: Sex …the BIG questions. He presented some […]
Sex. It’s a tricky subject isn’t it? It’s one of those topics we find hard to talk about even with close friends, let alone engaging with what others or our culture is saying about it. FamilyLife’s Vision and Equipping event: Sex …the BIG questions will help us think through this challenging topic and equip us […]
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 marriage last a lifetime… Some couples come because they’re facing a challenge or are struggling. […]
“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 received. The ripple effect is real!” This ripple effect started when Mark & Odette Clayton […]
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 […]