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11 October 2018

Exploring Marriage God’s Way

Paul Allcock Paul Allcock Church member
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Earlier this year we ran our first day for married couples with the title, “Exploring Marriage God’s Way”.

We were keen to offer a day for couples to come and have time to think and pray together about how their marriages could be enriched and strengthened. We were delighted to welcome eight couples with a variety of experience of marriage, and including three of our elders and their wives. As a team we really benefited from preparing for the day and enjoyed the opportunity to share in delivering it together.

We try to make the day as relaxed and welcoming as possible in lovely surroundings. There is some input, but also plenty of time for discussion, reflection, and relaxation. It is important to say that the focus of the day is for each couple to have time together so there is very little group work.

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Here are some responses from the couples who came last time:

“It has been fantastic to have time to spend reflecting and chatting through so many different areas of our marriage.”

“Really good to have the day set aside for time to think, pray and talk about our relationship.”

“The highlight for us was having time to come away and discuss key topics in a relaxing atmosphere without the pressures and familiarity of the home environment.”

“It was good to renew our covenant and commitment to each other. It was a renewing and refreshing experience.”

“Always helpful to remember how we’re different!”

“A really good day, thank you for taking care of us so well.”

Our most recent day took place on Saturday 6th October 2018 and it was fully booked! We plan to run two days of this type each year, so if you have not made it to one yet, there will be further opportunities.

In this world where so many of us face increasing pressures, such times can be an oasis in which to focus on our most important human relationship.

Please come and chat to us if you want to know more. A day like this can be a very significant investment in your marriage.

The “Exploring Marriage God’s Way” day is led by Steve & Kathy Neal and Paul & Di Allcock



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