Our course title, "All out for Love" was inspired by the following passage from the Bible: Ephesians 5:22-28 from "The Message" version of the Bible. It says,
"Wives, understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ. The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing. So just as the church submits to Christ as he exercises such leadership, wives should likewise submit to their husbands.
Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church - a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ's love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They're really doing themselves a favour - since they're already "one" in marriage."
So, why go "all out in your love" for your partner? Even if you're not a Christian, I hope you might find some meaning from these words - that in our marriages we should love one another from the very centre of who we are, putting our marriages first and foremost in our daily lives; always seeking to bring out the best in each other, showing a united front to our children, our family, our friends.
Our team have a passion for marriage, and between us all have clocked up somewhere close to 60 years of marriage; not bad for a society where somewhere in the region of 40% of all marriages fail for one reason or another. Strong marriages take work; the best way to insure your marriage is to invest in it! We want to help couples in Suffolk to prepare for married life by encouraging them to think beyond the excitement of their wedding day; the marriage preparation course enables couples to address issues such as communication styles, attitudes to commitment and conflict resolution.
Thanks for visiting and we hope to meet you on one of our courses,
The "All out for Love" Team