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, […]
‘Retirement. All change…’
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 […]
Teamwork sprouts new things in Brussels
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 […]
I didn’t have the right training, do you?
How to have a jolly holiday
A friend asked me a couple of weeks ago ‘What’s your ideal holiday with the family?’ My response was to laugh because in my head, those two phrases ‘ideal holiday’ and ‘family’ don’t go that well together. When I think ‘holiday’ I think sun, pool, a gripping book and good food. When I think family […]
Marriage Week – what’s the big idea?
Does January really need to be ‘Divorce month’?
How you can help care for single parent families
This article accompanies Tish’s story of becoming a single parent. Before looking at the ‘how to’ care for a single parent family it’s very important to consider how it might feel to be a single mum or dad. You can read Tish’s story HERE. It’s worth acknowledging that some people find divorce difficult, but remember that […]