We have always felt that we have a close relationship; we talk a lot and share our concerns and responsibilities together. This year we took on the challenge of running a ‘Together’ group. This should be fairly straight forward, we thought. In some ways yes, it has been as we have found ourselves having conversations […]
Together – now in 11 languages
FamilyLife UK's bible based resource for small groups of couples - TOGETHER - IS now in 11 languages and changing lives and marriages across the world.
Thriving marriages in a ‘virtual’ Together group
Rumbi and Muchada brought together a few couples they knew to be part of a Together marriage group and because people’s homes are spread around the country they decided to use technology to meet virtually. Muchada: “We have benefitted from…
Meet Cavell and Reah. This young couple have blown me away with how intentional they are about investing in their marriage, for their transparency, energy and passion. Their faith is clearly important to them and they are becoming leaders and…
“We just went for it.”
Let me introduce you to Rosie and Guy. Childhood sweethearts, they were married five and a half years ago. They live in Newcastle where Rosie is a doctor and Guy is a town planner. They both love the outdoors and…
Not what I expected…..
Me, lead a course on relationships? Never! But I did want to know what the Familylife material was like, so at the Move weekend I went to the seminar introducing their Together course. The session was very well led and…
How to keep the passion alive
Its 1976 and Andy was thinking: “why don’t we ever get any decent girls come to our youth club”. Valerie, who was there that evening, “rather damningly admits” (according to Andy) that she doesn’t remember Andy at all! It was…
Andy and Tiffany Atkins are very enthusiastic about their experience of FamilyLife’s ‘Together’ marriage resource which they describe as: “liberating”, “transforming” and “a window for the Gospel in our relationship.” The couple are members of St Andrew’s the Great, Cambridge, known locally as StAG and they wanted to be part of helping strengthen marriages in […]
Take four couples. One newlywed couple, two couples who have recently celebrated a quarter century together and an inbetweener couple married for fourteen years. Add some great materials i.e. Mark and Christine’s Together group workbooks, a few glasses of wine and what do you have? A powerful recipe for strengthening togetherness, apparently. Our Together group […]
Mark and Leonie Lane live in Bournemouth with their two teenage daughters. I was delighted to interview Mark and Leonie who are extremely enthusiastic about their experience leading a Together group with other couples in their church. Tell me how you got started… M: Our involvement with Family Life began when Leonie’s brother hosted A […]
This December John and Kate will celebrate 40 years of marriage. However, they are well aware that a good marriage doesn’t happen by accident, it needs to be nurtured. This is partly what motivated them to lead Together small groups in their community. Kate explained: “Marriage is a key relationship that, when working as God […]