To sustain intimacy over the years, partners must face together times of change and transition. The ability to share deeply the mix of emotions of life’s seasons — joys, fears, hopes, sadness — ultimately deepens our committed relationships. Whether you are just beginning as a couple or have been together for many moons, whether your partnership is a mixed- or same-gendered one, bring your beloved and join us as we explore the practices and skills involved in nurturing our relationships. For more of an introduction, watch the Friends Couple Enrichment QuakerSpeak video, below.
Long-time Friends Mike and Marsha Green have been leading retreats for families and couples since the early 1990s. They currently reside in a generational bubble – children launched, no grandchildren, parents released to whatever lies beyond. For many years, Mike served as a core teacher with the School of the Spirit Ministry, and Marsha served on the boards of Friends Journal and Carolina Friends School. While Resident Friends in Auckland, NZ, they traveled extensively in the ministry. Married for 38 years, they are members of Durham (NC) Friends Meeting.
Kathy and Jeff Richman first met in 1978 and have been married 38 years. Kathy has been a Friend since birth, and Jeff began attending Meeting thirty years ago. They are members of Live Oak Friends Meeting in Salinas, CA, and board members of Ben Lomond Quaker Center. For many years, Kathy worked as an elementary school teacher, and Jeff worked as a registered school nurse. They share an active retirement filled with hiking, music, adult children, and grandchildren.
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