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 the seasonal lurgy. What better tonic then, than to spend a day focussed on pouring […]
5 ideas to invest in your marriage
Love or hate the New Year hype, for many there is a feeling of post Christmas slump. And then there are often pressures on family relationships… Many people also use the New Year to turn over a ‘new leaf’. So, we’ve put together a few great ideas of some great things you can do to work on your marriage.
People go because…
At almost every event we get feedback from couples saying: “Fantastic! Every couple in the country needs to do this.” Of course we agree. Nearly everyone who goes to A Day Together seminar is there because someone invited them. It’s really worth making a bit of an effort to invite people because the day can […]
“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 of inspiring and encouraging others in their own relationships. They described it as a ‘gut […]
A treat of a day in Chippenham
Hello, my name is Emma and my husband’s name is Tom. We’ve been married since 26 July 2014. I am 27 and Tom is 29. We met whilst we were studying at the University of Birmingham. I studied Sport and Exercise Science and now work in Communications for a charity. Tom studied Mechanical Engineering and […]
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 doing in your marriage”. This got me thinking about the parallels between looking after our […]
How being brave can pay 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 marriage last a lifetime… Some couples come because they’re facing a challenge or are struggling. […]
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 […]
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 […]