Relationships are complex. It’s important to admit that one must put hard work and effort to ensure a promising future. Over the past six weeks, more than 160 people have been meeting in 14 small groups across the Metro Vancouver area to talk about how they can better build and maintain healthy relationships.
Living life with others, together, is one of the best parts of the human experience. These small groups worked through the book, Flipping the Switch, authored by Mike and Gayle Tucker which discusses some of the most common issues in marriage and dating relationships. The book also provides strategies on how to overcome difficult issues and how a couple can grow deeper in love. The groups began meeting after Mike and Gayle presented a special “Mad About Marriage” seminar in Vancouver on March 5th. Over 300 people listened attended the packed event in Surrey, British Columbia.
“It was such a blessing to have [our] small group,” says Sophia, a small group leader. “People actually talked about current and personal issues.”
Heather, who lead a small group in Burnaby, says, “We had a great group of all ages and were surprised to hear how all our challenges and struggles are very similar. Couples with children were excited to get out of the house and have some adult time. It kind of felt like a date night!”
Many couples expressed their appreciation for getting together in each other’s homes and having honest discussion. Even though the Mad About Marriage small groups have officially ended, some groups are intending to keep meeting. “I really hope we’re able to continue growing and learning,” says Yesenia, a group leader from Surrey.
Let’s Move Vancouver will be hosting several more relationship seminars and small groups throughout the 2016 calendar. Visit the www.LetsMoveVancouver.com for an updated events list.