Fit For Marriage Course
- Friday 1st December 2023 – Sunday 3rd December 2023
- £350 – Double/twin room based on two people sharing - 24 Hour Rate
- Tutors: John Deagle, Helen Savage, Mark & Odette Clayton
Whether you are a pre-married couple or have been married for years, take the opportunity of sometime away to build and strengthen your relationship with your partner, in an idyllic location! Before the event, we provide you with a questionnaire to help you take stock of where you are at the moment. Then during the weekend, there are talks and exercises to encourage growth in communication and other key aspects of the way you relate to each other. You work only with your partner (unless you choose to share experiences with others on the weekend). Due to the nature of the course, there isn’t a facility for children accompanying their parents on this weekend.
See www.prepare-enrich.com for more information.
There is a £30 charge for the questionnaire, payable to Prepare/Enrich when completing it online. Please ensure your complete the questionnaire before the course start date.
Helen started her career as a family lawyer. She changed path to work as a family mediator in 2010 as she felt that co-operation between separated couples was a better way of resolving conflicts than the court system. Helen designed and ran the Changing Lives and New Foundations courses funded by the Department for Work and Pensions. The courses aimed to help parents reduce the impact of separation on their children. Helen continues to work as a mediator, and is also CEO of Southampton Family Trust, a charity which supports families via group parenting courses, one-to-one couple support and group couple support. Helen does most of the group and couple support work with John using Prepare-Enrich. Helen facilitates a range of parenting courses including Strengthening Families, Incredible Years, Building Respectful Families and Parents of Children with Additional Needs. Helen is married with 2 boys, a dog and a cat. She loves spending time with family and friends and drinking coffee.
John has worked with couples for many years – providing pre-marriage preparation, relationship enrichment and supporting couples experiencing difficulties. For 20 years he ran the UK office for Prepare-Enrich, the world-leading inventory for couple support, and has trained people across the UK in using this and other tools. He has often worked in collaboration with other marriage enthusiasts across the UK over this time and continues to make and promote these connections. Married with 3 children and now 3 grandchildren, it’s a great time of life! John is now retired from paid work but takes part in a range of voluntary activities that keep him going. He’s based in Southampton and has increasingly enjoyed longer-distance walking, particularly on the Camino routes in Spain, Portugal and France.
Mark & Odette Clayton
Mark & Odette have been married for 27 years, and they are Co-Founders of the Vitalised Couples - Coaching & Mentoring Ministry for Christian Couples, in which they serve together as Love, Sex & Marriage Coaches. Along with this Vitalised Couple's ministry, they are both Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitators / Trainers & Family Life UK Speakers. Odette has over 30 years of experience working with children & families in various roles, including working as a Parenting Specialist & serving as a Relationship Coach. Mark has over 20 years of experience working with young people & families, along with serving as a Relationship & Breakthrough Coach & Mentor. They have both worked in a variety of settings, such as the local authorities, private schools, churches, as well as other various community groups. Their own personal journey of marriage hasn't been plain sailing... (to say the least)..., but here they stand, revitalised & stronger than ever before! Hence why their motto is "We Are Stronger Together". They live out their passion for helping other couples and also establish Vitalised Marriages by sharing openly & transparently all they have learnt.
To book your place on the Fit For Marriage Course, please call the bookings office on: 015394 32050