Building A Better Marriage (BABM) is a morning online course aimed at married couples, whether they have been married a few years or decades. A day-long, face-to-face version for a large group of couples from a single parish or deanery can be arranged on demand.

BABM Marriage Enricment


BABM is aimed at couples with average-to-good marriages looking to make their marriage better and to improve their communication skills. There is no group sharing.

Booking is essential and there is a nominal charge of £10 per couple.

BABM proved to be a popular and successful marriage-enrichment initiative when presented as a day-long, face-to-face course to a parish group at St Boniface, Tooting, recently by the Southwark Marriage and Family Team. 

The course was attended by about 20 parishioners courtesy parish priest Fr Shaju Varkey and a team of helpers.

The success of the day is evident from couples’ comments on the (anonymous) evaluation forms returned afterwards:

‘First time for us and thoroughly enjoyed it.’

‘Please go to every parish and do this, it’s fantastic.’

‘Enjoyable, an eye opener’

‘It has helped us to be more open to ourselves and discuss topics that we tend to avoid.’

‘Helped us to deal with issues in our marriage in a less confrontational way.’

‘Informative and invaluable.’

‘Helped us realise how lucky we are and also how we can always improve a good marriage.’

The day, held on a Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm, covered topics such as

  • Who Am I? – What do I bring to my marriage?
  • Communication
  • Dealing with Anger
  • Sexuality
  • Finance
  • Marital Spirituality

Any parish who would like the MFL team to run a BABM course for them should contact Carole on or phone 07983 524 727




For details contact Carole Batty: 

Tel: 07983 524 727


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