A Marriage Weekend
15th November to 17th November 2019
£220 per couple FULL BOARD (10% discount for non-ensuite economy single bedrooms)
Arrive around 4pm on Friday and leave after lunch on Sunday
This weekend is a great opportunity to press the "pause" button and invest time in your marriage. What are the areas of your relationship that are going well? What could be improved? What would you love to create together?
Whether you have been together one year or 60 years - there are always new things to learn about each other and the dynamics at play between you. How do you both behave under stress? How can you face difficulties together? How can you bring out the best in each other?
We'll look at ways to deepen your connection with each other and with God. You'll have an opportunity to dream together about the future you want to create and the impact that you want to have as a couple.
There will be time on the weekend for reflection, ministry and prayer as a couple. There will be no group work and you will not be required to talk to anyone else about your relationship (unless you'd like to).
The weekend will be run by David and Sarah Abell and Charlie and Sarah Boyle with a team from Brunel Manor.
David and Sarah Abell are Couples Coaches and the co-founders of The Relationships Academy. Sarah worked for Nicky and Sila Lee for seven years and helped them to produce The Marriage Courses. David and Sarah run the course at their church in Bristol and are the representatives for the South West. Sarah is the author of "Inside Out - How to have Authentic Relationships with Everyone in your life" and worked as the Agony Aunt for The Daily Telegraph. Sarah was also a regular columnist for Psychologies magazine and Christian Today and has given two TEDx talks on relationships. Both Sarah and David have worked as consultants for the charities Care for the Family and the Family Stability Network. They also co-facilitate the Family Sphere for Together4Bristol - a network of churches looking to support couples and families in the city. They have one son Jed and when they are not helping couples - they can be found surrounded by Lego!
Charlie and Sarah Boyle lead a church All Saint’s, Branksome Park in Poole, Dorset. Charlie is the Vicar and Sarah heads up the Children’s, Youth work and Women's ministry. Formerly Charlie was a solicitor in the City and Sarah was a teacher. Charlie and Sarah are passionate about marriages and encourage couples of all ages to invest in their marriage whatever age or stage they are in. As a divorcee Charlie loves to help prepare couples throughly for marriage through The Marriage Preparation course. Together, they have also lead The Marriage Course at their church. Charlie and Sarah have four sons and love sailing, swimming and walking the Dorset Coast path .