Homebuilders

In Australia, we have found that couples are in need of deep relationships not only with one another, but also with a group of peers. It’s great to relax and have a real, honest discussion about relationships and how we can challenge each other to grow. Homebuilders is a marriage enrichment workshop series that is designed to do just that.

These groups are great for people wherever they are in their spiritual journey because people are hungry for real solutions to their problems. As a result of being involved in Homebuilders, we’ve seen couples resolve significant conflicts, learn to communicate well with each other and fall in love all over again. The best part is that they are easy to facilitate, full of good interactions and laughter plus the only homework is to have a date with your partner!

HomeBuilders are a series of relationship workshops designed for you and your mates. Each Homebuilder spends 6-7 sessions focusing in on a different relational topic. In each session, you have a real conversation with a few other couples as you talk about and learn some new principles. Between meetings, each couple is encouraged to have a date night where you and your partner walk through some extra material designed to help you dig into the practical details of how the topic applies to your relationship. Whether you’ve been married for years or are newly married, a new parent or seasoned parent, these workshops will help you discover timeless principles that you can apply to strengthen your relationship.

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HomeBuilders Teaches Biblical Marriage Principles:

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The concepts in these workshops will benefit any couple, whether they are cohabiting, newlyweds, engaged, or have been married for many years.
We recommend four to seven couples (including you and your partner). If you have more people interested than you think you can accommodate, consider having someone else host a second group. If you end up with a large group, consider breaking up into smaller sub-groups at times. This helps you cover the material in a timely fashion, and allows for optimum interaction and participation within the group.
Expect that some people will attend the first session wishing that they were somewhere else. You can dispel a great deal of anxiety and resistance at the first session by mentioning that you know that there are probably some who are attending reluctantly. Say that you are pleased that each person is there regardless of why they came. Briefly comment that you are confident that each person will enjoy the workshop and will benefit from it—while the commitment to the workshop is short-term, the potential benefits could last a lifetime. And assure the group that no one will be forced to share publicly if they do not wish to do so.
It is best if a person does not join a HomeBuilders group alone. Learning the principles and seeing everyone else working together on their relationships could cause discouragement and dissatisfaction with the individual’s partner. This does not mean if a person’s partner is out of town that they should skip the workshop, however.

Different Homebuilder workshops are designed for couples with varying spiritual backgrounds. (Email us if you’d like more info on what is appropriate for different groups) We encourage you to invite couples from the community to your Homebuilders if you feel it is appropriate. They are generally positively received from those without a church background. Perhaps during the workshop, you can schedule a time to meet with the couple for tea in order to explain the principles on which Homebuilders is built.

To create an atmosphere that is friendly and comfortable, a home setting works well. You need to have a place where everyone can sit comfortably and see and hear each other. If your home will not work, see if another couple in the group would be willing to offer their home as your group’s meeting place.
This is completely up to you. Each session in a Homebuilders workshop is broken into two sections. The first is the group discussion which is what you will be facilitating. The other section will be done in between meetings – this is where individual couples have a date night and discuss how the material applies to their relationships and what are the appropriate next steps for them to take as a couple. Each Homebuilder consists of about 6-7 sessions. Some groups meet weekly and complete the workshop in 6-7 weeks while others meet fortnightly and allow couples to have a date night on the off weeks. They generally take 12-14 weeks to work through the individual workshops. It all depends on what is best for your group.
The material presented in each session is designed for a 90-minute session; however, we recommend a two-hour block of time. This will allow you to move through each part of the workshop at a more relaxed pace and include time for connection and supper. Be sure to keep in mind one of the cardinal rules of a workshop: Good workshops start and end on time. People’s time is valuable, and your group will appreciate your being respectful of this.
  • Share nothing that will embarrass your partner.
  • You may pass on any question.
  • Complete the project with your partner prior to each session.
  • Nothing that is said within the group leaves the group.
It is important that the couples commit to the group, to each other, and to the process of developing oneness in their marriages. They should also be committed to coming to each session and to completing the Homebuilders Project in between each session.
  • Meeting nights and times
  • Where to meet
  • Who will be responsible for supper (this is good to rotate after the first meeting)
  • Babysitting arrangements, if needed
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A DAY TOGETHER

Our renowned one-day relationship conference focuses on the theme of cultivating oneness in your marriage. Each conference is a friendly gathering that’s all about making progress and not assigning blame. Through the presentations and couples projects, you will be challenged and grow closer as a couple in a safe environment. Rest assured there is no group sharing!
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LOVE THAT LASTS

This weekend marriage conference is designed to help you rediscover your partner. We feature a personalised online couples assessment to help couples understand and appreciate each other’s uniqueness while highlighting some areas of strength and growth in your relationship. As always, there are no awkward group discussions.
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Whether you’ve had a relationship for years or are newlyweds, the Homebuilders relationship workshop series will help you focus on real-life relationship issues and challenge you with practical applications that will make your relationship healthy and strong.

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