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Marriage Week NI

Marriage Week NI

Marriage Week runs from 7 – 14 February every year and MWNI is about:

  • Encouraging churches across Northern Ireland to support marriage - both in their congregations and local communities.
  • Equipping churches in this work by highlighting a wide range of available resources, research, and training opportunities.
  • Engaging with wider society to show how we can help build stronger communities through preparing, enriching and supporting marriages.

 The following organisations are members of Marriage Week NI:

Care For The Family - A national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties. They do this with the help of supporters and volunteers. They seek to strengthen marriages, support parents and help the bereaved through events, resources, training and networks of befrienders.

www.careforthefamily.org.uk

Christian Guidelines - Christian Guidelines has been offering Counselling and Training to the NI community since 1994. They run Marriage Preparation Courses throughout the Province, recognising that the wedding is for one day but marriage is a life-long commitment. They present a series of informal sessions called Creative Communication, Insights into Intimacy and Dealing with Disagreements. Their trainers help to guide couples through some of the more practical relational issues.

To book on to a course, call the office: 028 9146 8846 or email: admin@cguidelines.org.uk

www.christianguidelines.org

Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland - We, the Alliance in Northern Ireland, are also founding members of Marriage Week NI.

www.eauk.org/northern-ireland  

Family Spectrum - Family Spectrum was established in 2004 with the purpose of assisting the church address many family-related complexities. The main focus is on equipping leadership facing issues of marriage and family breakdown, divorce and remarriage, distorted human sexuality, and child abuse/child protection issues including the management of child sex offenders in the local church. It is primarily a training ministry, but sometimes undertakes work in difficult situations alongside leaders. Priority is given to weaving experience and biblical teaching together into practical effective responses. They can be contacted at (028) 70353057 or info@familyspectrum.org.uk 

www.familyspectrum.org.uk

Love For Life - an independent charity, working to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to make good choices when it comes to relationships and sex. Recognising the inherent worth and value of each individual, Love for Life believes that young people can choose to avoid damaging behaviours, including alcohol, drugs and underage sex, when adequately supported and equipped to do so.

www.loveforlife.org.uk

The Mothers' Union - Mothers' Union is a worldwide Christian charity lobbying governments nationally and working at grassroot level about issues that affect family life. At a time when family life is under pressure, the Mothers' Union is more important than ever, promoting marriage, supporting families and nurturing faith as members spread God's love. All over the UK and Ireland, members reach out to couples, families and communities through the church and local community. Members volunteer in Child Contact Centres, support families through the Passionate about Parenting programmes, prison ministry, community health education and relief & development programmes. Membership is currently 4 million members in 83 countries. All their  work is strengthened and sustained through prayer.

www.themothersunion.org

The Marriage Course - why do the course? Regular check-ups help a car run smoothly and reduce the risk of breakdown. The best sports professionals spend hours being coached and perfecting their technique. The greatest achievements in life take practice, training and dedication. It is the same with marriage. A strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn't happen by chance. It takes effort and dedication to keep the fun and romance alive. We can all learn how to make even the happiest marriage better.

www.relationshipcentral.org/marriage-course