Christ-centred families growing and journeying together


What is Family Life Matters?
Family Life Matters (FLM) is a ministry of St Andrew’s Cathedral that aims to build Christ-centred families and empower them to grow and journey together.

At FLM, we focus on four areas, namely, Educating, Equipping, Enabling and Empowering (4Es) to help families acquire knowledge on family matters, learn how to apply skills to improve family life and adopt positive attitudes towards family life wellness.

Through various courses and mentorship programmes, we hope to strengthen relationships within and between families, help them to walk closely with God and His Word, and inspire them to reach out to and nurture other families.


What programmes do we have?
At present, we facilitate the following courses:

The Marriage Preparation Course (Alpha)
For:
Couples intending to get married
What it is: Designed for those who want to give their marriage the best possible start by building an enduring relationship. This course explores topics like communication, conflict, commitment and connection.

The Marriage Course (Alpha)
For:
Married couples
What it is: Designed for couples who want to invest in their relationship. This course helps couples grow closer to each other by exploring topics such as understanding each other’s needs, communicating more effectively, and addressing past hurts.

The Parenting Children Course (Alpha):
For:
Parents or caregivers of young children (0-10 years)
What it is: This course helps to equip parents, caregivers of young children and parents-to-be by looking at topics such as meeting children’s needs, setting boundaries and teaching healthy relationships.

The Parenting Teenagers Course (Alpha):
For:
Parents or caregivers of teenage children (11-18 years)
What it is: This course helps parents to deal with the challenges of raising teenage children, exploring topics such as setting boundaries, developing emotional health, and helping teenagers make good choices to prepare them for life.

DivorceCare - Renewing Streams:
For:
Those who are in separation or divorced
What it is: A divorce recovery programme designed to help those hurting from the pain of separation and divorce to embark on a healing journey in areas such as deep hurt, grief and depression, anger, loneliness, anxiety and fear, forgiveness and road to recovery.
 

 

What events are happening in 2022?
Registration for courses opens about a month before the course start date.

The Marriage Preparation Course (Alpha)
2nd Run : 29 Sep – 3 Nov 2022

The Parenting Teenagers Course (Alpha)
31 Mar – 26 May 2022

The Marriage Course (Alpha)
30 Jun – 18 Aug 2022

The Parenting Children Course (Alpha)
3 Aug – 21 Sep 2022

Visit our Christian Education page to learn more about our available courses.

How can you reach us?
For more details, please email us at familylife@cathedral.org.sg

Do you have more resources for families?
Here are some local websites you can go to for more resources for your family. Keep coming back—we’ll be adding to this list!

Telegram Channel at SAC Family Life Matters Parenting Resources
Join our Telegram channel here to receive links to inspiring and insightful articles, devotionals and other materials on parenting and family life.

Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family is an established organisation known for its wide range of family-oriented resources, programmes and events that have been taken up in churches, schools and the wider Singapore community. It reaches out to fathers, mothers and children alike, and aims to help families thrive.

Our Daily Bread
Well known for its devotional Our Daily Bread, Our Daily Bread Ministries has a website catering specially to parents. Called Biblical Wisdom for Parents, it features insightful articles and inspiring interviews with parents and experts that will help parents learn about parenting with a biblical perspective.

Cru Singapore
Apart from evangelism and discipleship, Cru also has a ministry called FamilyLife, which offers several courses on marriage and parenting.

Cru Media
The publishing arm of Cru Singapore is well known for its many books and other Christian resources. Check out categories like “Children”, “Devotionals” and “Family Life” for its wide range of resources catering to parents, children, and families.

Armour Publishing
Well known for its Christian books, local publisher Armour Publishing distributes a wide range of books. Check out its “Children’s Books” and “Marriage, Family and Parenting” titles.