Connect in Kiama – Better Marriages Australia Conference 2021

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EXPECTING GREAT THINGS IN OUR MARRIAGE THROUGH LOVE, COMMITMENT AND SKILL

The Better Marriages Australia (NSW) committee is excited to announce the date of  of our 2021 Conference, Connect in Kiama.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and in the best interests of our members and conference participants, we made a decision to postpone the 2020 conference.

In consultation with the venue, Kiama Baptist Church, and our keynote speakers, Robyn Donnelly and Heather and John McAlpine we can announce that the Connect in Kiama conference will now take place in Kiama on Saturday 6 November 2021 at the same venue.

Join us in beautiful Kiama with other couples who want their marriage relationships to not only survive today’s challenges but to continue to grow and thrive.
From newly-wed couples through to long married, this conference is for you!

 

Aerial Photograph of the Kiama Headland - Photo: Elev8 Aerial Images

Aerial Photograph of the Kiama Headland – Photo: Elev8 Aerial Images

Our Keynotes:

Photo image of Robyn Donnelly keynote speaker at Connect in Kiama

Photo image of Robyn Donnelly Keynote speaker at Connect in Kiama

Robyn Donnelly

‘Sticking together when the world is pulling us apart’

Being passionate about the research that helps couples and families stay connected, (focussing particularly on John Gottman’s work), Robyn believes we now have enough research to assist couples to strengthen their relationship and wants to share it with anyone who’s interested.

Robyn is a Marriage Educator and has been in the relationship education field for 23 years. She has trained extensively in Gottman Therapy in both Australia and New York. She has been married  to Mark for 27 years and they have two adult boys.

 

 

 

 

Head and shoulders photo portrait of Heather and John McAlpine, Keynote speakers at Connect in Kiama Marriage Conference

Head and shoulders photo portrait of Heather and John McAlpine, Keynote speakers at Connect in Kiama Marriage Conference

Heather and John McAlpine

‘Reignite your Connection’

Activating your passion and expanding horizons.

Taking a look at our marriage potential. Heather and John are the Trainer and Chair Couple for Better Marriages Australia.  Together they have been leading Marriage Getaways in Australia, Uganda, South Africa and India for over 35 years.  

John is a Gerringong G.P. with a Masters in General Practice Psychiatry. Heather is a Relationship Therapist, Supervisor, Consultant and International best selling co-author. 

She is the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship studying Marriage and Family Education in the US and UK.

The full conference program will be published soon, but we encourage you to save the date now!
Use the RSVP form on the event details page to register your interest early and invite other couples to join you.

 

View of Minnamurra Lagoon with couple walking with Dog in the foreground

View to Minnamurra lagoon

HEAR

a range of relationship specialists sharing latest research and practical tips.

PARTICIPATE

in workshops.

ENJOY

Quality time with your spouse.

RELAX

On sparkling beaches & coastal walking tracks.

BUILD

Friendships with other couples who value their relationship.