On Saturday November 7, we held the first online PMC for Special Needs candidates. It was a joint project organized by BFM-North America and BFD-Europe and Middle East. There were over 40 participants, parents and matching supporters, from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Congratulations to all the newly Blessed couples!! We would like to share some pictures from the Blessing ceremony in each locations in Europe. We had Blessing ceremony at 10 places; Camberg, Vienna, Madrid, Paris, Brussels, Bergamo, Dublin, Jerusalem, Moscow, and Zurich.
BFD-EUME held a “Refresh your Blessing” webinar from the end of June to the beginning of July. It consisted of a series of five evening seminars for older Blessed couples who want to improve their relationship in order to build a Holy Community of God-centered families. The target group was couples who had been Blessed for more than 25 years. The vision was to create a warm and embracing atmosphere where couples could take time to work on their relationship.
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!
Male 26 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.