The Marriage Course is for any couple who wants to invest in their relationship, whether you have been together one or 61 years and whether you have a strong relationship or are struggling.

The course is run by Caroline & Richard Montgomery and a team of support couples, using the material produced by Nicky and Sila Lee, who have been married for over 30 years and are co-authors of ‘The Marriage Book’.

The course takes place one evening a week and runs for 7 weeks, and covers topics such as building strong foundations, the art of communication, resolving conflict, the power of forgiveness, the impact of family – past and present, good sex and love in action.

Each week there is a short talk followed by time to talk as a couple at a candlelit table while enjoying a glass of wine, or cup of coffee, with a home-made brownie. There is never any group work and you will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner.

The course, while based on Christian principles, is very helpful for any couple with or without a Christian faith or church background, and costs £25 per couple, which includes course materials and refreshments.