Couples face new challenges and changing circumstances throughout their lives. Taken for granted, any relationship can lose its spark, even though a couple’s commitment to each other is solid.
A Friends Couple Enrichment program is a relaxed, enjoyable experience that gives a couple the opportunity to celebrate their relationship’s joys and strengths, deepen their appreciation of each other, and develop skills to work on rough or neglected areas to deepen and improve their relationship. This is not therapy; it is a way to make good relationships even better. Think of it as continuing education for your relationship!
FCE was founded over 50 years ago by Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends), but our programs are open to any committed couple, regardless of age, faith, marital status, gender orientation, or length of time as a couple. At the core of an FCE program is a process we call Couple Dialogue. During Couple Dialogue, partners take turns listening deeply to each other and reflecting what they have heard. This practice lifts up the traditional Quaker testimonies of integrity, peace, equality and community. While all of these are important, our commitment to community is what makes us unique.