Musings about Friends Couple Enrichment and the practice of Couple Dialogue

Do you know what your partner's dreams are? This "Bucket List" activity -- along with a dialogue in the sandbox -- might help you learn more!

The 2022 "Listening with Love" workshop was so succesful last October that we are offering it again -- and making it more accessible by scheduling all 4 sessions in one weekend, October 21 & 22, 2023.  

Couple Enrichment leader Jeff Richman honors equality by rewriting the 1983 Billy Joel classic "Tell Her About It" to make it gender neutral.

An original song written and performed by Jeff Richman, who has been a leading Couple Enrichment events with his partner, Kathy, for more than 25 years.

Reflections on love in the later stages of life by retired FCE leader Gretta Stone. 

Whimsical recipes for date nights.  What kind of recipe might you create?

The October 2022 online workshop brought together 10 couples with no travel! 

In September 2022, FCE welcomed its newest Leader Couple.

Sharing stories about what we value during the holidays can reduce conflict. 

In August, 2022, Friends Couple Enrichment welcomed Gene Sonn and Jess Walcott as  the second couple to complete the new, self-paced, online training.   They live in Pennsylvania.

Joan Liversidge reflects on the "Love Tag" activity she and Rich were introduced to 30+ years ago 

A testimony from Mark and Daphne, past participants in a Couple Enrichment Workshop

In May, 2022, FCE welcomed Carol & Rick Holmgren, from Meadville, PA, as our newest Leader Couples. They are the first couple to complete our new, self-paced, online training program.

The 3 Leader Couples facilitating the October online workshop (October 22, 23, & 29, 2022) describe what they have in store.

On September 10, 2022, FCE is trying something new - an information session about FCE led by two bilingual FCE Leader Couples. 

Research shows that watching movies together (and then talking about how the characters communicate) can improve your own couple communication.

Sometimes the magic of dialogue involves  uncovering emotions that lie hidden beneath the surface of the dialogue.  

A quick refresher on some of the basics to remember while having a couple dialogue.

Couple Dialogue practices use many of the same skills that help us respond when racism rears it's head. 

 For a couple with children at home, having a "Dialogue Night" instead of "Date Night" was a way to renew the intimacy of their relationship.  

Reflections from a leader couple on what changes in their lives caused by the pandemic that they want to intentionally hang on to. 

Friends Couple Dialogue events involve dialoguing with your partner within a community of peers who hold the sacred space. 

 Cathy Walling and Scott Bell reflect on the activities, learnings, and joy of a workshop held in Hawaii.