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Marriage Week UK

7–14 February 2017

The vision of Marriage Week International is to encourage the development and support of Marriage Week in 75 nations of the World by 2021. Marriage Week celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of marriage as the basis for family life. …

We are convinced that marriage is a brilliant institution that all of society should celebrate. Hence Marriage Week, a time to say “Wake up. Marriage is a great idea”, and since a healthy marriage is a skill, let’s learn some new skills to turn our marriages from good to very good!

We believe that a great marriage can be learnt, just the same way as a person can learn to read a book, drive a car or ski down a mountain.

This quotation is taken from the Marriage Week International website. Look at http://www.marriage-week.org.uk/ for more information, including a list of 25 ideas to get you started.

What’s on offer in Frodsham?

Let’s Stick Together is a short session of just one hour for couples. It includes some of the skills that couples can use to turn their marriage from good to very good. Stop bad habits and start good habits — we’d probably all agree with that, but how, exactly do we do this? Originally written for couples who are expecting or learning to live with their first baby, Let’s Stick Together is also a useful session for all couples who would like to stick together! Life with a baby or a young child can be both exciting and exhausting — how do you protect your relationship against the pressures that parenting brings? Against the pressures that life brings?

Where and when

Let’s Stick Together will be run on Tuesday 28 February at Main Street Community Church, Main Street, Frodsham WA6 7DF (next to the vets’ and across from the Yuet Ben restaurant). Car parking behind the church. Please arrive at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start. No need to book in advance. The one-hour session is free and comes from the organisation Care for the Family, which provides training for people who run the session.

More options

If you would like to know more about Let’s Stick Together, or to book a session in your home (no baby-sitter needed!), please contact Ruth Basden on 01928 733930 or email parenting@mscch.org.

A book, Let’s Stick Together: The Relationship Book For New Parents is available, should you prefer to read all about it. Author Harry Benson, ISBN 978-0745956084, price about £7 on paper, £2 electronically. Harry Benson, together with his wife Kate, has just written a new book, What Mums want (and Dads need to know), ISBN 978-0745968858, price about £9. Harry is the Research Director of the Marriage Foundation and was a guest on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on 12 January 2017 (during the Not Talking segment).

Ruth Basden