Family life is important to God. Married life could be bliss or bland depending on how couples manage their relationships. Sustainable societies are a product of healthy marriages and stable families. In an age of secularism, breakdown of family values and increasing marital challenges, Grace Family Life Institute (GFI) is established to promote Biblical family life and build healthy marriages through value-based training, counseling, advocacy and mentoring. GF Institute is an initiative of Chapel of Grace Transformation Ministry Inc in collaboration with FLED International Leadership Institute
GF Institute provides a wide range of programs and services for Singles; engaged couples; and married couples. These include Pre-Marital Classes for Couples; Marital and Relationship Counselling for Married Couples; Mentoring Support for intending & Married Couples.
The Institute’s flagship program is the Family Life Development Course.
The Family Life Development Course – FLDC – is a comprehensive Family life curriculum that deals with a wide range of topical issues on Marriage, Family roles, Marital Mentoring and Family Counselling.
At the end of this Course participants are expected to
Clarify what marriage is and what it is not
Differentiate between marriage and wedding
Raise trans-generational families
Demonstrate gender roles in Family life
Function as Family Life Advocates & Counsellors
The Course is divided into four levels.
Concepts, Controversies and Contexts
Wedding & Marriage: Making the Connection
Marital Lifestyle Roles
Family Life Advocacy & Counselling
Course Delivery & Duration
FLD Course is run Online and Onsite at different locations. Each level of the Course is completed within One Month. There is an evaluation test at the end of each Course level. Each level can be taken separately. Candidates that seek full certification are required to complete the four levels. There is also an extra One Month for Seminar & Practicum requisite for Certification.
The Family Life Development Course is designed for every Christian adult, but particularly for those who desire to:
Expand their knowledge on Family Life for their family;
Know how to promote responsible family life in society according the Biblical standards;
Certify as Family Life Advocates and Counsellors – FLAC.
FLD Course is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of Faculty drawn from different parts of the world, each with experience in Family Life Development and requisite academic background.
FLD Course Content
Basic Certificate in Family Life Development
Focus: Concepts, Controversies and Contexts
Course 1: What is marriage?
Course 2: What is the purpose of marriage?
Course 3: Why should people get married?
Course 4: Is marriage for everyone?
Course 5: Can people still fulfill God’s Purpose for their lives without being married?
Course 6: Effects of marriage on individual liberties and preferences
Course 7: How marriage help to build or destroy society
Course 8: Right age for marriage, male and female – implications
Intermediate Certificate in Family Life Development
Focus: Wedding & Marriage: Making the Connection
Course 1: The different kinds of marriages
Traditional – fundamental
Legal – State requirement
Church – Secondary, but important, where to marry and why?
Course 2: Conducting Pre-marital Due Diligence – PDD