UK: Bringing hope to Farsi-speaking communit...
by Christine Daniel Kia and Negin, born in Iran and now living in the UK, are passionate about helping people from the Farsi-speaking community. Their story has had its ups and downs, but they’ve seen God’s faithfulness in their lives and ministry. Negin grew up in a Muslim family in Iran. Her father died […]
UK: Couples Talk
UK—Couples Talk By Christine Daniel (FL UK Director) We’re all well aware of the massive global challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The “lockdown” in our country meant we had to cancel our spring/summer programme of live events, our A Day Together seminars, which we typically hold across the country in partnership with […]
UK—Have You Had the Right Training?
The fact that we’re still married after 32 years is a miracle. I used to be in the Army; we were well-trained and prepared for the job. We learned tactics, how to communicate, how to work together, how to map-read, shoot guns, build things, and blow things up. After I left the Army, I went […]
Families are in crisis around the world, and the UK is no exception. In 2015, the FamilyLife team began exploring ideas for reaching more marriages and families. As they researched apps for couples, they began to realize the potential for digital outreach and the great need for a Christian presence in the digital world. As […]
UK: Lee and Bonnie’s story
By Christine Daniels Imagine being baptized in the Indian Ocean and then getting married two weeks later in Perth, Australia. Sounds amazing! I could never have guessed that this would happen when I first met a dating couple named Lee and Bonnie eighteen months ago in London at a FamilyLife seminar. Lee and Bonnie introduced […]
UK: The story of the Cuckoo
At almost every FamilyLife event, someone tells us, “Every couple in the country should do this!” Of course we are very keen to do that. For most of this year we have been working on a web-based application, an “app”, of the A Day to Treasure (ADT) event so people can access it from anywhere, […]
UK—Music to our ears
“It wasn’t scary…it was fun!” This is what one of the not-yet-believing husbands told me at the end of the evening last Friday. He was smiling and really enjoyed the night. This was great to hear because his wife wasn’t sure he would turn up for the ‘What is Love, Actually?’ event! “What is Love, Actually?” […]
UK: That the deaf may hear
One of the things we continually pray about is ensuring the biblical truths that we share at our events don’t fall on deaf ears. This prayer request was heightened at our recent A Day Together event held at our local church (Gold Hill Baptist) in Chalfont St. Peter. When our team was asked if we […]
UK: Our Story—Mark and Christine Daniels
“…I will live to tell what the LORD has done” (Psalm 118:17). MARK: When I first met Christine I thought she was gorgeous…big brown eyes and great fun! I tried to impress her with my jokes and when that didn’t work I invited her out for dinner. CHRISTINE: When I first met Mark I thought […]
UK—the adventures of FamilyLife’s LEJOG...
Thirteen cyclists set off from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland’s northeast corner (a route known as LEJOG) on July 14th with the goal of cycling more than 1000 miles over two weeks and raising at least £30,000 for the UK FamilyLife ministry. The team endured physical, mental, and emotional challenges while […]
UK—An atheist surprised by a Day Together
By Christine Daniels When I invited Richard and Bim to our Day Together couples’ seminar her first reaction was, “Have the neighbors been talking? I expect they hear us shouting!” Richard, an atheist, didn’t seem at all interested, noting it as “a Christian thing.” I almost gave up, but I’m so glad I didn’t because […]
“I will buy my wife more chocolates on Mondays!” “I will be more gentle and forgiving.” “I’m encouraged to work on the weak areas of our marriage because I really want us to grow old together and still have fun.” “I am encouraged to reorder my priorities, to make my marriage, as opposed to church, […]