During FEN workshops, you meet other like-minded couples in similar (or different) life situations and you might foster new friendships or reinforce existing ones. Peer-support is an important part of the whole FEN philosophie.
If you want to continue to strengthen the relationship with other couples and to learn more together and from each other but there is no new FEN workshop that interests you at the moment, establishing a book club together might be a great way to keep the vibe going.
In these book clubs, you
- pick a book together on couple’s relationship or the education of children,
- divide the content into smaller parts,
- schedule regular meetings to discuss each part together (for example, once every one or two months).
This is a great way to:
- keep up and deepen the relationship between you and your partner and with other couples,
- learn from a good book and from each other,
- motivate yourself to read.
Some books focusing on the marriage:
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Steven R. Covey
- The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
- The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman
- Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle
- The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted by Gary Chapman
Some books focusing on the education of children:
- Good Better Best: Fostering Good Working Habits in Children by Esteban, Esther Joos
- Parenting for Character by Andrew Mullins
- The Epidemic: Raising Secure, Loving, Happy, and Responsible Children in an Era of Absentee and Permissive Parenting by Robert Shaw
- Raising Good Children by Thomas Lickona
- How to Raise Kind Kids by Thomas Lickona
- The Temperament God Gave your Kids by Bennet, Art & Laraine
- Character Building: A Guide for Parents and Teachers by David Isaacs