What is The Marriage Course?
The Marriage Course was developed in 1996 by Nicky and Sila Lee (authors of The Marriage Book) for couples looking for practical support to strengthen their relationship.
Over seven sessions, the course will help you to:
- Understand each other’s needs
- Communicate more effectively
- Grow closer by learning methods to resolve conflict
- Recover from the ways you may have hurt each other
- Recognise how your upbringing affects your relationship
- Improve relationships with parents and in-laws
- Develop greater sexual intimacy
- Discover each other’s “love language” and much, much more….
Who is it for?
The Marriage Course is for couples who have been in a married or cohabiting relationship for one year or more and are seeking to strengthen their relationship. Some couples do the course as an investment in their relationship, others need more urgent help. Either way, the course offers a lifetime of practical ideas and tools to help keep your relationship strong.
What can we expect?
On The Marriage Course, you are seated at your own table for two. Each session consists of food and/or drink, a practical talk and a time for private discussion between you and your partner. You never share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner.
The Marriage Course is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background.
Two of our trustees, Paul and Janice Finn facilitate the Marriage Course on behalf of SFT. They have been running the Marriage Course in Southampton since 2003, and are highly experienced and accredited marriage counsellors and trainers. Paul and Janice have a heart and a passion to see broken relationships healed and restored.
They have travelled extensively across the UK holding Marriage Enrichment seminars and teaching on the Marriage Course. They say “This comprehensive course covers key topics which are relevant to every marriage and offer each couple the opportunity of improving their relationship and deepening their love”.
There is some more information about Paul and Janice on our “About us” page under “Trustees”.
Host a Marriage Course at your church
Paul and Janice would be very happy to facilitate a Marriage Course at your church. Please get in touch with SFT if you wish to discuss this further.
“The Marriage Course made us laugh, made us think, challenged us and encouraged us”
“To see things from my partner’s perspective was an eye-opener, and helps me to understand what I have to do to be her best friend”
“Brilliant! It’s been great to carve out time amongst a busy family life with two small children – to be together, relax and reconnect“
“This course really does give you the skills to build a healthy and lasting marriage”
“The course gave us confidence and an opportunity to rediscover ourselves and in so doing has forged a stronger foundation for our relationship”
Need more information?
To watch a short video clip about The Marriage Course please click here
To watch a short video clip showing a typical night on The Marriage Course please click here
To find some ideas for quality time together please click here