Marriage Enrichment Course

  • Marriage Enrichment Course - Option 1
    November 10, 2018
    8:50 am - 5:00 pm
  • Marriage Enrichment Course - Option 2
    November 24, 2018
    8:50 am - 5:00 pm

We would like to invite you to take an opportunity to work on your marriage. This course is available to all married couples and will help you grow in your relationship. No matter what stage you are in your marriage, whether things are going well or you are experiencing challenges at the moment this day will be of great encouragement to you.

In November we will be hosting two Marriage Enrichment Courses in the hope that we will be able to host as many couples as possible. There is no cost for these courses, just bring open hearts and a willingness to learn!

Our first Workshop will be held on Saturday 10th November 2018 in the church office. Please RSVP by 5th November to Sanaa – sanaa@bigpond.net.au or 0416 124 313

Our facilitators for this course are Rob & Anne Willis and Sam & Sanaa Labib.

OUR PROGRAM

8:50am Welcome & Coffee

9:00 am Devotions

9:15am Rules of Play & Expectations

9:30am SESSION 1: “Because I Love You”

-I’m going to work on me first

-I will celebrate our differences and cherish your uniqueness

11:00am Morning Tea

11:20am SESSION 2: “Conflict…..an opportunity for growth”

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers” – Ruth Bell Graham

1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm SESSION 3: “Intentionality – Growing a Robust Marriage”

3:20pm Afternoon Tea

3:30pm SESSION 4: “More Growing Tips”

4:45pm Reflections and Close

Our second Workshop will be held on Saturday 24th November 2018 at the Labib Family Home, 10 Hayes Ave Kellyville. Please RSVP by 19th November to Sanaa – sanaa@bigpond.net.au or 0416 124 313

Our facilitators for this course are Sam & Sanaa Labib.

OUR PROGRAM

8:50am Welcome & Coffee

9:00 am Devotions

9:15am Rules of Play & Expectations

9:30am SESSION 1: “Because I Love You”

-I’m going to work on me first

-I will celebrate our differences and cherish your uniqueness

11:00am Morning Tea

11:20am SESSION 2: “Conflict…..an opportunity for growth”

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers” – Ruth Bell Graham

1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm SESSION 3: “Unlocking Intimacy”

3:20pm Afternoon Tea

3:30pm SESSION 4: “Let’s continue to explore sex as a profound way of giving your entire self to your spouse”

4:45pm Reflections and Close

OUR FACILITATORS

Sam and Sanaa Labib have been married for 35 years. They have three beautiful (most of the time) adult children. They work together as General Practitioners. For 35 years they have studied together, worked together, travelled together and played together (and haven’t killed each other yet!).

In the past few years they have become passionate about enriching the marriages of others. Trained through Better Marriages Australia and now serving as committee members, they would love to share their journey with you.

Rob and Anne Willis have been married for over 40 years and they have been particularly blessed through a number of recent marriage enrichment experiences. Rob has worked in school leadership for many years and Anne is a part-time Teacher Librarian, medical receptionist and grandmother!

Rob and Anne will focus on some key skills in their marriage; which always involve ‘give and take’. They know communication must be intentional. They will show how a capacity to forgive and move on has helped their marriage to thrive.

WHAT HAVE PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS SAID ABOUT THE COURSE?

“It’s a rare opportunity to sit in a room with other couples from a range of different generations all speaking very candidly about their personal experiences in marriage, and to also walk away with different tools to enrich our marriage. Very worthwhile”

-Matthew and Hayley Oxley, 10am service

“The marriage course provides a safe, caring, honest and non-judgemental environment to talk about marriage”

-Tom and Tanya Brodie, 10am service

“We went to the Marriage Enrichment Course while we were engaged – we loved meeting other couples and learning about their marriages – what worked and what could improve. Sam and Sanaa are so lovely and hospitable. They are generous with their stories. They share a lot of themselves and give us an insight on what marriage looks like, when it works well and when it doesn’t. I loved that it allowed us a chance to reflect on our relationship in a safe space and it gave us the tools to continue the discussions in the days and weeks afterwards. Don’t think about the course as a last resort fix. It’s a tune up. Invest a day and Sam and Sanaa will encourage you to get towards a thoughtful, real and authentic marriage.”

-Matt Bond and Kat Cooke, 7pm service

Office - St Paul's Castle Hill
Phone: (02) 8858 1111
419 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill, 2154