Train in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples
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On Valentine’s Day people make an extra effort to express their love to those they share their life with. But it’s no secret that life together can be a bumpy road and it can be hard to keep the flame of romance alive.Full article
Marriage Care supports Marriage Week UK
Marriage Care is pleased once again to support Marriage Week UK – a celebration of the commitment of married life. It begins on 7 February and culminates on Valentine’s Day.Full article
Marriage Care announces new Chief Executive
Marriage Care appoints Mark Molden as new Chief Executive.Full article
Government supports Marriage Care’s expertise in relationship health
The Government continues its commitment to support strong and stable family life with a further round of funding to relationship support organisations.Full article
Getting together? Avoid the heartache of relationship break-down
For the first time ever, the number of cohabiting couples with children equals that of married couples with childrenFull article
Try some relationship oxygen to revive a flagging relationship
Marriage Care refreshes its brand identity as the Government sets new challenges in relationship support.Full article
Does relationship support make a difference?
Marriage Care is involved in a major study by the Department for Education into the effectiveness of its relationship counselling and marriage preparation services.Full article
Volunteers’ Week 2012
Volunteers’ Week takes place from 1 to 7 June. Marriage Care is a relationship support organisation whose services are delivered by over 700 volunteers. Of these, about 230 are specialist relationship counsellors and every year they help around 3000 people who reach crisis point in their relationships.Full article
Terry Prendergast appears on The Big Questions – BBC1 13 May
‘Is it ever right to spy on your spouse?’ This is the subject of a debate Terry Prendergast, CEO of Marriage Care, was invited to take part in on the BBC’s Sunday morning discussion programme The Big Questions. As the Home Affairs Select Committee investigates the regulation of private detectives, the programme looked at the most common reason people call on their services – suspected infidelity.Full article
Marriage Care supports the newly launched Marriage Foundation
Marriage Care supports the Marriage Foundation, set up by Sir Paul Coleridge and launched this week. This initiative is a welcome reminder that marriage is still the most sought-after and lived out long-term relationship both in the UK and the rest of the world.Full article
Stable relationships for a stable society?
Stable relationships for a stable society? was the theme of a conference held at St George’s House, Windsor Castle, in March. The conference met to discuss the role of relationship support and relationship education within today’s society.Full article
Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st century
Couple relationships in the 21st century is the subject of a new Open University research project.
There is a lot of research on the reasons why couples break up, but little is known about couples who stay together and how their relationships work.Full article
Professor Scott Stanley visits Marriage Care
At Marriage Care’s national office, in front of an invited audience of people involved in our field of work, including Department for Education representatives, Marriage Care staff and members, Scott delivered a fascinating presentation on his findings from research into patterns of couple relationships among young people.Full article
Marriage Week UK 2012
Marriage Week UK, 7-14 February, is now underway and Marriage Care offers its support. Marriage Care believes that lives are enriched by fulfilling and committed couple relationships and evidence shows that couples who marry are more likely to enjoy durable relationships. As headlines are dominated by the fallibility of our economies, marriage could be the greatest investment any of us can make. Find out more about Marriage Week UK.Full article
Chair of Marriage Care addresses National Board of Catholic Women
Look around you at the houses in any street today and you are likely to find fewer than fifty percent of the couples living there are married while their neighbours will include unmarried couples living together, some with, some without children, and with varying degrees of commitment, same sex couples, possibly in civil unions and single parents some of whom will have made a deliberate lifestyle choice to conceive and bring up a child alone while others may have been abandoned by their partners following or even before the birth of their child. None of this is likely to cause much surprise or comment.Full article
Readiness for a happier ever after – reprinted with kind permission from the Tablet
Readiness For A Happier Ever AfterFull article
Marriage Care’s Tips for the Christmas Period
Top Ten Tips for the Christmas Holidays
(With special thanks to our partner organisation, Scottish Marriage Care)Full article
Marriage Week UK 2011
Every year in Marriage Week we encourage couples to do something to celebrate and strengthen their relationship, and have some fun. This year couples are being encouraged to Eat, Talk and Play together!Full article
It is with great sadness that we announce that Liz Lochhead died on 16th November 2010 after suffering a heart attack. Liz was one of a group of tutors leading the annual South West area CPD weekend at Ammerdown conference centre in Radstock, near Bath.Full article
John and Eileen Steinitz were the proud bearers of the Marriage Care banner during the Pope’s visit to attend the Vigil in Hyde Park.Full article
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Alf Keeling, who died on 11th August 2010, after an illness. Alf was the Chair of the Trafford Centre, and had also been Treasurer there. in fact, Alf had been part of Marriage Care for thirty years, twenty years as counsellor and supervisor, and as Treasurer and then Centre Chair.Full article
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