Best known as authors of The Marriage Course and The Parenting Course, the Lee’s will speak at a number of community forums, Church services, Church leader gatherings, training events for The Marriage and Parenting Courses and Relationship Central Conferences while in Australia. Full tour details are available at www.alphafriends.org.au with a list of all events.
Nicky and Sila Lee’s tour of Australia will be focused on encouraging, inspiring and equipping those running the marriage and parenting courses, which are offshoots from The Alpha Course and offered in Australia by Alpha Australia. Alongside this churches and individuals will be able to engage with Nicky and Sila Lee, through these tour events, on the topics of family life and relationships and learn from their wisdom and experience in supporting family life through the local church.
Nicky and Sila Lee are the Founders of Relationship Central and over the last twenty-five years have developed and produced resources and course materials to help support family life through the local church. They have been married for over thirty years and have four children and four grandchildren. They led a large Anglican church for eight years and are now part of the leadership team at HTB, in central London, where Nicky is Associate Vicar.
Nicky and Sila started The Marriage Preparation Course, a five week course for couples preparing for marriage, at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) in 1985. In 1996 they started The Marriage Course, a seven week course designed to help couples build a healthy marriage that will last a lifetime. The Marriage Course was published in 2002, and The Marriage Preparation Course was published in 2004 with DVD sets, leaders’ guides and guest manuals. There are now approximately 4550 Marriage Courses and 1150 Marriage Preparation Courses being run in 109 countries. The Marriage Book, based on The Marriage Preparation Course and The Marriage Course, was first published in 2000, with a revised version printed in 2009. To date, more than 210,000 copies have been sold.
Nicky and Sila also run The Parenting Children Course (for parents and carers with children aged 0-10)and The Parenting Teenagers Course (for parents and carers of children aged 11-18) at HTB. In response to demand from other churches they published The Parenting Children Course and The Parenting Teenagers Course as DVD sets with leaders’ guides and guest manuals in 2011. In 2009 they wrote The Parenting Book, which is based on The Parenting Children Course and The Parenting Teenagers Course.
As well as running the courses regularly at their church, HTB, in central London, Nicky and Sila also speak to thousands of guests at conferences and events worldwide, training others to run these Relationship Central courses.
For more information, visit www.relationshipcentral.org.au for information on Relationship Central in Australia.