2=1 UK organisation and marriage courses
2=1 UK leads 4 types of courses:
- One for Life (for engaged couples and those considering getting engaged – for couples both getting married for the first time)
- Married for Life (for all married couples)
- Intimacy weekend (for married couples who have already taken our Married for Life course, or a similar course).
- Parents for Life (for all married parents and those expecting/considering having children).
We have trained leaders around the UK, mostly centred in London, the South of England and the Midlands, who teach these courses. The courses (except Intimacy) are generally run in a leader’s home on a weekly basis. The couples all start and finish the courses together and the courses last 9, 13 and 10 weeks respectively. Each course is at a time to suit the lead couple and those in that particular group e.g. Friday evening, Sunday afternoon etc. Each session will last 2 to 2.5 hours. Each group will be made up of between 3 and 7 couples, but One for Life courses may be smaller, and sometimes run in a different format. Each couple will have to sign a confidentiality form to promise they will keep private all that is discussed in that group. The couple will also have questions for discussion at home between each lesson. The Intimacy course is run over a weekend with 7 sessions and discussion times for the couple between the formal sessions.
The Married for Life/Parents for Life courses cost £50 per couple including a manual with concessions paying £30. The One for Life course costs £30 per person including a manual each and concessions pay £20 each. The Intimacy course costs vary, depending on the hotel used. Concessions include:
- Couples who have already taken one of our courses
- Couples both doing full time Christian work
- Couples both full time students
- Couples on benefits
We also run training to learn how to teach 3 of the courses (not Intimacy) but couples who wish to train up to teach our One for Life or Parents for Life courses will need to have attended (but not necessarily taught) a Married for Life course first. Please ask us for more details about our training programme.
We also run courses via internet video conferencing for those unable to travel or if leaders are not available in your area. If you have a computer and are willing to attend a course in this way, please let us know. We use the site zoom.us for our video conferencing. Do look at it for more details. Courses are often 'mixed' with some couples in the leaders home and others online.
We also can take a Marriage Enrichment Day in a church within a reasonable radius, with a minimum of ten couples. We do not charge for this, but ask for an offering.
You can find out more about the content of our courses on the main 2=1 website www.2equal1.com (in blue bar at top of page)
If you need any more information, please do contact us again.
Mike and Lyn Thomas
UK National Directors