Marriage Enrichment Course

  • Marriage Enrichment Day December
    December 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Making good marriages even better!

“Marriages don’t grow simply because both spouses age. Growth is intentional, demanding and utterly surprising. It requires space and time. It will not happen without the focus of a gardener who tends, nurtures, weeds, waters and then repeats the same process endlessly. Growth happens because it is desired”. Dan B. Allender

There is no cost for the course, just bring open hearts and a willingness to learn.

The course will be from 9am to 3:30pm, held in the home (Kellyville) of our facilitators Sam and Sanaa Labib

Due to popular demand, our November date is now fully booked, so we will hold a second day in December.
REGISTER BY EMAILING sanaa@bigpond.net.au or call 0416 124 313

Lunch and snacks are included (please provide any dietary needs when you register). 

The topics we will cover this time include:

-Connecting together and creating shared meaning.
-Building great things in our marriage through love, commitment, trust and skill.
-Connecting through conflict. Proverbs 20:5 “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out”

Beyond every negative emotion, there lays a longing. Let’s gets beyond the negative to draw out your spouse’s longing and dreams.

 “There is no more lovely, friendly or charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage”.  Martin Luther

OUR FACILITATORS:

Sam and Sanaa Labib have been married for 39 years. They have three beautiful (most of the time) adult children. They work together as General Practitioners. For 39 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.

REGISTER BY EMAILING sanaa@bigpond.net.au or call 0416 124 313

 

WHAT HAVE PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS SAID:

“We decided to attend Sam and Sanaa’s Marriage Enrichment Course as an engaged couple, a few months before officially tying the knot. As soon as we arrived, Sam and Sanaa greeted us warmly at the door and immediately made us welcome. Sam and Sanaa are lovely and work tirelessly to make you feel right at home throughout the day. Their vulnerability was amazing and it prompted healthy discussion amongst all the couples that attended. We felt more than comfortable sharing personally and we grew a lot from our time with Sam, Sanaa and the other couples. Sam and Sanaa bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and they humbly lead couples through the engaging content they have prepared. Something that we found particularly beneficial was the range of age groups and life stages of attending couples. The couples ranged from freshly engaged (like us) to married for 30+ years and this variety prompted plenty of fruitful discussions. I would strongly recommend Sam and Sanaa’s Marriage Enrichment Course to every couple, regardless of whether they’re newly engaged, just married, or have been married for as long as they can remember!”

– Ben and Steph Razey, 5pm service

“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