Our Partners


Explore is a relationships education charity, set up in 2000 which delivers workshops that help young people discuss, evaluate and explore long-term, positive, healthy relationships within the context of marriage. Each session is run by a professional Explore local development officer who manages the whole session. Our pool of hundreds of volunteer married couples attend schools with us and take part in a facilitated dialogue with students. Students are encouraged to ask whatever questions they want to, direct to the couple, who give open and honest answers concerning their own relationship. The charity in funded through voluntary donations and a contribution from schools. They are always keen to introduce new couples with interesting stories to tell. Students and teachers consistently rate Explore workshops excellent or very good.

Marriage Foundation

Championing marriage for the good of society …especially our children     Marriage Foundation is a national charity, launched in 2012 in response to the epidemic levels of family breakdown.  ● ● ● ● ● Our Purpose: To be a powerful independent voice restoring confidence in marriage. Using the best and latest research, we advocate the advantages of marriage; challenge the social injustices of family breakdown and demonstrate that marriage is both modern and the best arrangement for all couples  ● ● ● ● ● Our Vision is: To see the aspiration of a life-long, fulfilling marriage as an attainable goal for all, especially our young people; To see a society that thrives because stable marriage (or formal commitment) becomes the first choice for all couples; To halt the current declining marriage rate because marriage is the single most effective key to reducing family breakdown.  ● ● ● ● ● What do we do?  Marriage Foundation confronts and challenges the status quo. By undertaking, publishing and broadcasting ground breaking research we heighten public, media and government awareness and understanding of the scale of the national tragedy of family breakdown and its causes; Through collaboration and partnering with a wide range of like-minded organisations we advocate effective remedies and signpost people to them; We coordinate national projects.   www.marriagefoundation.org.uk

Time for Marriage

Time for Marriage are a network of couples from different denominations and backgrounds who believe in being authentic, vulnerable and full of faith in their marriages. They believe in God’s plan for renewed marriages, and pray that God will transform marriages and families in the UK and beyond. They are committed to being part of the answer to that prayer. They are best known for their marriage weekends running both online and residentially across the UK.  The weekends create a safe place for couples to slow the pace, reconnect and focus on their marriage.

The Relationships Academy

The Relationships Academy is the UK centre for couple to couple Christian therapeutic coaching, training and support. They offer couple’s coaching for those who want to invest in their relationship as well as to couples in crisis. Their approach is evidence based, practically focused and spirit led. They also provide online courses for coupes as well as training for church leaders or couples who want to support couples in their own churches or communities.


CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) is a Christian charity seeking to uphold human dignity and to support the most vulnerable people in society, engaging with politicians in the UK Parliaments & Assemblies and promoting Christian community-based initiatives. We believe that marriage and family life is the bedrock of society. We seek to promote greater awareness of the benefits of marriage for individuals, families and society at large. We work to see policies and laws implemented that support marriage and family life.

The 4 Habits

Through a series of live workshops and online webinars / courses, we help couples, individuals and teams develop the 4 habits of all successful relationships, so they “turn up” to relationships better, have better conversations and achieve better outcomes. All relationships face a common set of hurdles.  Success comes from being equipped to overcome these hurdles before they become challenges.  Based on over 25yrs of working with relationships, these 4 habits have proven to be the difference between successful and unsuccessful relationships.  Our mission is to help create healthier people, families and societies, and reduce the rate of family breakdown, by proactively educating them to do relationships well.


The Prepare-Enrich programme helps couples prepare for marriage, enrich their relationship, or review and improve their co-parenting by taking stock of their strengths and growth areas. Facilitators, once trained, can help couples develop skills which are key to any relationship and communicate better on important topics. Anyone who wishes to help couples to improve their relationship can benefit from using these thoroughly researched and demonstrably effective inventories.

The Marriage Course

The Marriage Course Online is now available at htb.org/marriage with a new course starting every week. The course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of The Marriage Book, developed The Marriage Course for couples looking for practical support to strengthen their relationship. The course is designed to help couples build strong foundations, learn to communicate more effectively and resolve differences well.  

Care for the Family

Care for the Family is a national charity that has been running for over 30 years. Founded by Rob Parsons, the organisation aims to promote strong family relationships and to help those who face family difficulties. Care for the Family provides parenting, relationship and bereavement support through events, resources, courses, training and volunteer networks.

Marriage Prep in-a-Day

Marriage Prep in-a-Day is a contemporary, inspirational course via Zoom for engaged couples or couples in their first year of marriage. Run over two Saturday mornings and hosted by experienced leaders, it’s a brilliant way to build strong foundations for marriage.

Marriage Care

Marriage Care is the largest faith-based provider of relationship support in the UK. Working across England and Wales Marriage Care’s team of over 650 trained and passionate volunteers provide marriage preparation and relationship counselling through 52 centres and 100 counselling locations. Our vision is for a society in which adults can form and sustain healthy marriages and committed relationships. We believe marriage preparation is an investment in the couple’s relationship over a lifetime and we offer engaged couples a group course Preparing Together and bespoke FOCCUS(c) sessions alongside the availability of relationship counselling, should it be needed, at any point in their married life.


The app for couples | strengthen and grow your relationship. Develop life-long relationship skills: discover deeper ways to communicate ● find positive approaches for resolving arguments  ● learn to speak each other’s Love Languages®️ ● build friendship, intimacy and a great sex-life ● develop constructive ways to manage money together ● grow through relationship challenges ● strengthen commitment and trust. Enjoy interactive content plus loads of great features, including video clips of real couples sharing honestly and openly. Start by taking the ‘Pulse’ of your relationship with our short research based quiz and see the health of your relationship across 7 key indicators.

Premier Radio

Premier reaches more than 1.2 million people every week through its 3 radio stations, magazines and digital platforms.  We are proud to be a media partner of National Marriage Week and are covering this extensively in our broadcasts during the week. For a full schedule of what’s on Premier Christian Radio please see our page at premierchristianradio.com/marriageweek

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

For 50 years WWME has been offering marriage enrichment retreats throughout the UK. Focused on couples who want to explore their relationship at a deeper, more intimate level, the retreat enables deeper communication between the couple with time to share feelings and dreams.

Not found what you need

We recognise that sometimes relationships are beyond investment and repair and that what is needed is different options. Whilst Marriage Week cannot offer these resources we can suggest these organisations as a place to start.

Womens’ Aid / Refuge helpline
0808 2000 247

01823 334244

Call: 116 123

0300 003 0396

0300 123 3393

0788 7296983

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