Woodhorn Colliery in Northumberland provided a very original venue for A Day Together recently. Coal was mined there until 1981, employing over 2,000 men producing 600,000 tons of coal a year. Today it’s a museum with many attractions and function rooms where 40 couples were engaged in an entirely different kind of work: strengthening their relationships.
Couples attending A Day Together seminar learn about improving communication, resolving conflict in a healthy way and understanding each other’s needs and ‘Love Languages’ ®. Each topic is presented by a ‘facilitator couple’ who share relationship tools illustrated with honest stories from their own lives together with film clips and fun. Attending couples then talk privately to apply what is relevant to them in a safe structured way.
A selection of quotes from some attendees…
“Gave us some great tool’s for married life even after 25 years we realised we have lots more things to learn about each other.”
“We’ve never done anything formal as a couple and don’t consider ourselves as having any problems, however today has given us amazing new depth and insight into each other and our relationship. I feel more equipped to communicate successfully, tackle problems in the future, and love my husband selflessly. Bring on the future!”
“We’ve been wanting to find ways to talk about issues we face and this has really helped.”
“A very good day, worth attending even after 43 years of marriage.”
“It’s been a great opportunity to spend quality time together, to understand each other better, and learn how we can walk this journey of marriage better.”
“It’s an investment in your relationship. What could be better?”