The Marriage Course

Whatever people say about their marriage, it can always be better. Emma and I are gearing up for our next marriage course and I find it so frustrating when couples tell me they are too busy, or don’t think it is important; they are missing the point and probably the most likely people that need some time out and an opportunity to focus on each other.

The marriage course is an amazing opportunity to invest in your relationship. A typical evening starts with a great main course being served at 19:00. Individual tables mean each couple gets their own space to relax and catch up on what has been happening during the day and know that what they talk about during the evening will only be heard by their spouse or partner.

The Marriage Course Formula
The Marriage Course Formula
Each evening has a specific focus with a talk run either from a DVD or done live by Emma and I or some of our other hosts. Throughout the evening there are small exercises that each couple does between themselves that draws on what has been spoken about; atmospheric music at this point makes sure that nothing is overheard from table to table. At some point there is a longer exercise and during this we would bring out tea, coffee and a pudding, if you weren’t quite full before you will be now.

There are seven main sessions to the course, a party night and one additional evening. These are:

  • Understand each other’s needs
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Grow closer through resolving conflict
  • Heal the ways you’ve hurt each other
  • Recognise how your upbringing affects your relationship and improving relationships with wider family
  • Develop greater sexual intimacy
  • Discover each other’s love languages and much, much more!
  • Party night
  • Surviving extended times of separation (eg. tours of duty or offshore rotations)

At the end of the course we would love it if you considered keeping this once a week slot and carried on investing in your relationship.

If having eight nights over the course of a couple of months with good food and an opportunity to spend time with your life long friend sounds like something you might be able to manage then come and join us. We will be starting on 10th of May and will run for 7 weeks every Friday evening. You can sign up at www.citychurchaberdeen.org/marriage

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