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2017 In Review

on Thursday, 21 December 2017. Posted in Blog

2017 in Review

As we close the year this Wednesday 20th December 2017, we would like to share the highlights of the year and say a big thank you for being a part of it.

The year began on a strong note with the executive board outlining programs for the year and strategies to achieve them.

As usual our ever eager women kicked off the pace for the year with Woman And Marriage forum. The weekly/monthly program ran throughout the year – physically and online. The forum has increased in number from 108 to over 250 members. Click to read more https://facebook.com/events/1274244229330154?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C9609028773

We introduced a new program for couples (Couples Boot Camp). It held once in January and gave couples the privilege to communicate rightly, and build a common vision in achieving their goal as a family. It was fun while learning new things about marriage. Click to see picture - https://www.keepingmarriagealive.com/blog/item/parenting-tips-101

KMA F.I.D.E.L.I.T.Y Walk was infused with Lagos branch Couples Hangout. The program focused on highlighting the importance of habits in building marriages and ultimately the society. FIDELITY Walk had a day awareness walk in February and continued trending online through its Facebook page. Couples Hangout held a day after the Fidelity walk at Brighams hotel providing couples with another opportunity to bond and lighten up as they discussed friendship as an important characteristics of building a successful marriage. Click the link below to read more https://www.facebook.com/keepingmarriagealive/posts/625600920956777

KMA Family Boot Camp 4th Edition was hosted at Green Legacy Resort Abeokuta with 8 families (36 participants) in attendance. It was a 3 day event and a delightful family event with lots of memories, legacy and experience shared among families. Booking has commenced for the next Family Boot Camp comes up 30th March – 1st April Easter Monday 2018. https://www.facebook.com/keepingmarriagealive/posts/657220394461496

We hosted our annual Facebook talk show tagged 2 Sides of the story with Ngee and Rich. The program rolled from September 2016 and stopped in September 2017 in preparation for the book version, production and Facebook live in 2018.

Our annual unforgettable KMA Anniversary/Awards 4.0 held at Sunfit Hotel & Spa, Amuwo-Odofin. The awards/anniversary program gave out 5 awards to 4 distinguished individuals and an organization. It also rolled out the fourth edition of our magazine themed Your Voice My Voice. Click to read more https://www.facebook.com/keepingmarriagealive/posts/695829633933905

Loveskool Singles Hangout

on Tuesday, 25 April 2017. Posted in Blog

#SinglesHangout is a Loveskool event that brings the youth together with the intent to:

- Teach
- Learn
- Bond
- Network
- Grow together
- Dealing with topical issues prevalent in the singles environment
- Light Refreshments.

Are you single or engaged?

Don't miss this forum of like minded ladies/Gentlemen learning and having fun together.

 

Date: Saturday, 29th April, 2017
Time: 3 - 6pm
Venue: 1 Waheed Smith Street, Olive Estate, Opposite Apple Hall, off Ago-Okota Road, Amuwo-odofin, Lagos Nigeria.
Fee: N1000

RSVP - 08097283745, 08176068062, 08037225010
www.keepingmarriagealive.com

THE BALANCED DIET

on Tuesday, 29 August 2017. Posted in Blog

Hi, it’s time for another Saturday diet and interestingly today’s topic is ‘The balanced diet’!

What is a balanced diet?  A balanced diet is a meal that includes all the right nutrients to keep the body healthy and they include – protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, water, fat and oil.

Today’s balanced diet is different because we are going to look at our marriage/family and the importance of a special balanced diet that it requires/needs.

Every institution has particular components they need to thrive in or grow; it's the same in the marriage/family institution. Without these components or nutrients, there will be a crack in the relationship which will lead to separation and sometimes divorce.

What are these components?

  • Rules: Rules guide and create boundaries that keep the marriage/family safe from harm. This rules are usually discussed and agreed upon together and the children are carried along as they grow older.
  • Your Voice: Every home should always feel like home. To achieve the feeling of home, we must acknowledge the voice and feelings of one another.

In our home we have a saying “ONE VOICE, ONE TEAM, ONE NATION! We might not agree in all things but we have permission to express our opinions with the assurance that it will be received in love. When we shut the voice of our spouse or children down, we shut the door to their heart and love towards us.

  • Laughter: A family that laughs together, lives together! As a family we have learnt to laugh together, laugh at each other’s mistake and also create memories of laughter. A smile or a laugh is like a balm to the soul. When last did you laugh together?
  • Forgive: Forgiveness in marriage/family is unquestionable. Several times hubby and I have sometimes hurt each other knowingly and unknowingly, we have learnt to forgive and discuss it through. As our children are growing up we are learning that they have the capacity to hurt our feelings and vice versa. Forgiveness is a pre-requisite for a long looking relationship.
  • Build: Help one another in building their dreams. Dreams/purpose are integral parts of  every human being. Each time we intentionally find ways to support and build one another’s dream(s) we forge a union/relationship that cannot be easily broken.

Will share a story (but names have been edited) Peter and Prisca have been married for 10 years and seem not to see eye to eye. They have come to a place where Peter moved into the hotel rather than live in the same house with Prisca.

They came for counselling and it was looking like divorce was the only way out, till they tried a project together – building a boys-quarter together. After several months we visited and saw a couple that had something in common and were willing to learn to love again.

Will you make out time this season and begin to establish “The balanced diet” that will keep your home safe from destruction?

Ngee & Rich
(Dr & Mrs. Richard Okonkwo) 
Founders/Habit instructors
www.keepingmarriagealive.com

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