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 […]
A Day Together in 2023
Last year we had A Day Together in Birmingham, Belfast, Liverpool, Belgium, Cambridge and Hull. That represents 250 people who have been impacted by our tried and tested talks on communication, growing, conflict, loving and moving forward together. We received…
“It was as though the event had been arranged just for the two of us”
Monday 20th January was Blue Monday, a day when apparently all our Christmas financial and relational misgivings catch up with us, the weather is grim, our resolutions have fallen by the wayside and we’ve just caught the second wave of…
“We did it!”
These were the words of Ceri and Phil Keates after their first ever talk at a FamilyLife’s ‘A Day Together’. They got up in front of 17 couples at Grace Community Church, Manchester to share their story in the hope…
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…
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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 […]
Who are Vanessa and Haggai Mwiko?
Well, funny you should ask, Vanessa and Haggai recently joined the Familylife team on the Facilitators training day. They are full of life and passion for marriage and they have more than a few entertaining stories to share with couples during A Day Together(!) I’ll just say one word – Baboons. Anyway I caught up […]
How do you know when you’ve met ‘the one’?
I recently spent some time with some students. They interrogated me on issues surrounding love, relationships, dating and sex. It was the most fun I’ve had in ages. Being with them reminded me that when you’re a teenager, love is a mystery. That evening they asked lots of great questions. ‘If you get married, how […]
A time for hope?
Spring is in the air and ‘Hope’ seems to be the word for A Day Together in Cambridge on Saturday 11th March. Beautiful spring flowers and blossom in the pretty village of Histon spread inside and vases of daffodils everywhere greet people as they arrive. There were some nervous faces as 28 couples walked into […]
The rewards of courage
Toucan is LIVE!
We are excited to launch Toucan – a fresh and unique online experience for couples, giving tools to build a happier, healthier relationship. Most of us want our relationships to bring love, joy and meaning to our lives. A great relationship doesn’t happen by accident. We invest time and effort in our careers, hobbies, health […]
Does January really need to be ‘Divorce month’?
One year down the line…
Charli Mathew shares her eye-opening experience attending A Day Together (ADT) before and after getting married. A Day Together in Newcastle in October was mine and Dave’s second time doing the course. Dave and I got married on the 17th July 2015 and we did ADT whilst we were engaged, almost exactly two years ago. […]