Yes, they are the Angels. Junior and Allison live in Manchester. They met on-line, and following Junior’s proposal on the second date (yes really!) they married in 2014. They have four young adult/teenage children – two each from their previous marriages. Junior works full time in Finance and enjoys DIY, photography and wearing hats. He […]
“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 the seasonal lurgy. What better tonic then, than to spend a day focussed on pouring […]
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 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 fun seems to have leaked out. Imagine there’s a love tank with a ‘fuel gauge’ […]
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 […]