Relationship researcher and therapist John Gottman, has shown that relationships are strengthened when couples engage in 5 positive interactions for every 1 negative interaction. By taking on this challenge you’ll create an awareness about how you interact with your partner. Many of the suggested actions follow Gary Chapman‘s 5 Love Languages, so there is an action to meet the need of every partner! You may also begin interacting with one another in ways you haven’t in months, years or maybe ever. Sounds like a good way to add some spark to the everyday routine!
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Finally an open conversation about several issues that are going on. I am blessed and committed to have a very honest relationship with my wife but we have recently been talking to couples About intimacy and sex. People struggle with it and there is hardly any real conversation so I’m really happy about this program. Also we are very diverse group: 1st gen/2nd gen, blessed single that is a very good base for the future Thanks a lot for your courage.
Couples Coming to Action
May 17- 19, 2019 we held a special young blessed Couples workshop in the area where we live, a beautiful UNESCO heritage, called Langhe.
12 Couples from all over Italy and Europe came, we had 3 days of heavy rain and this could lead us even closer in all our activities.
Neumühle, Bad Camberg, Germany, 11th – 14th October 2018
Around 60 representatives from all of Europe, including Russia, the Middle East, gathered for our Annual BFD meeting. The weather was warm and sunny with breathtaking autumn colours in the surrounding forest.
The overall theme of the meeting was “Creating a community that cares” – to develop caring communities where everyone feels supported in growing and becoming an ideal family. Continue reading
Last weekend many Young parents with their families gathered in the beautiful place of Seebenstein. We held a Workshop on the topic of education specially for younger children. Continue reading
Representatives from every continent, a total of 17 couples, including one from the Muslim faith, participated in the Holy Wine and Holy Blessing Ceremony in the German workshop center Camberg.
On the eve of the event the couples attended a lecture on family relationships and listened to the testimony of a young 2nd Gen couple.
More than fifty parents gathered at the seminar centre in Camberg, Germany, for a Parents Matching Convocation (PMC) on the weekend of 7-9 October. Organised by the Blessed Family Department (BFD) with European Second Generation Department (ESGD) support, these events offer practical and spiritual support to parents who are working to find a spouse for their son or daughter. Continue reading
BFD Annual Meeting; Schmitten July 8th-10th 2011
The Idea of the European Blessed Family Department from its inception was always to build a network of carers, educators and therapists who can serve the families of our communities, and help each other to develop and improve as we go along. Continue reading
Graevenwiesbach November 2010
Eighty people gathered at the Parents´ Matching Convocation in Gräevenwiesbach Youth Hostel, Germany, from Friday 19th. to 22nd. November.
Graevenwiesbach April 3rd-5th 2010
This was another opportunity for parents to learn how to go about the responsibility of matching their adult children, and also to ‘network’, meeting other parents to share fellowship, as well as
perhaps receive Heaven’s guidance to find the ‘right family’. About 40% of participants came
simply to observe and learn, rather than to present their children. This way they were able
to gain confidence before starting the process of matching their children.