The goal was for the entire training to be recorded for use by itself, its partners and churches as a resource to continue the Marriage Encounter weekends.

The idea was for the weekend to be a full Marriage Encounter so that it could be professionally recorded and then used by Links as a resource.

Four couples attended for the whole weekend and another couple attended on Saturday only.

Ruth and I wanted a live audience, so that it would be real for the recording, as opposed to a studio recording. We were very pleased with the couples who attended, as we had people from different backgrounds and cultures.

We were amazed at all the comments at the end, which were recorded in our absence, and to see once again how God’s word impacts marriages and lives.

Graham Swaffield


“It’s been very relaxed, real and I think it’s been a course which takes people right from the basics up which is really helpful.” - Brenda

“Stimulating, informal and has made me reflect and think a great deal.” - Laurie

“Being away from everything usual and normal day-to-day life and have those couple of days to just focus on your marriage is really powerful and potentially marriage changing.” - Ruth

“Imagine giving yourself a gift of three days and just listening about marriage is like igniting your marriage all over again...it is a worthy course.” - Lox