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 […]
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…
Follow the FamilyLife cycling adventure
Nineteen people – mums, dads and some teens – are setting off from Canterbury on 24 August on their bicycles in full Lycra gear. Most are pedalling to York and a few crazy people are going to get even more…
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…
“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…
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…
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 […]
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 […]