|Date||:||17 -18 April 2023|
|Day/Time||:||Monday* 12.30 pm (Lunch) – Tuesday 2.00 pm *Check-in 1.30 pm onwards, Programme starts 2.15 pm|
|Venue||:||AC Hotel Kuala Lumpur|
|Fee||:||RM 350* per registration *Fee inclusive of meals, accommodation, and materials|
|Target Audience||:||Couples married for 10 years and above|
Marriage is the beginning – the beginning of a nuclear family – and is a life-long commitment.
Research has shown that building a solid foundation, especially during the first five years of marriage* will help prepare couples for this lifelong journey.
One of the most significant ways to build stronger marriages is for experience couples to mentor and walk alongside younger couples. As marriage mentors, you have a unique opportunity to support and journey alongside these couples’ love and commitment towards each other.
If you and your spouse are passionate about marriage and are willing to journey with and encourage couples to thrive in their marriage, the Marriage Legacy programme is for you!
This programme will provide you practical insight to enjoy mentoring couples naturally and effectively.
- Discover how to be a marriage mentor to walk alongside, encourage, and guide other younger couples through their marriage journey.
- Use proven tools and resources to assess and strengthen the marital relationship.
- Learn how to listen effectively in order to provide appropriate counsel and advice.
- Enhance your own marriage as you and your spouse share your own experience as you mentor other couples together.
1. Marriage and Divorce Statistics, Malaysia, 2022. Department of statistics Malaysia (DOSM). (Link)
2. Determinants of Divorce among women in Peninsular Malaysia, 2014. LPPKN – National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division. (Link)
3. USA Divorce Rate Statistics. Divorce Rates Statistics and Trends for 2022, Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC. (Link).
|TIME||PROGRAMME – DAY 1 – Monday, 17 April 2023|
|12.00 pm||Welcome & Admin Briefing|
|2.15 pm||Session 1: Introduction to Marriage Mentoring|
|4.30 pm||Session 2: Introduction to Focus’ Marriage Traits|
|5.45 pm||Free Time|
|8.15 pm||Session 3: Live Chat with Mentors|
|9.30 pm||End of Day 1|
|TIME||PROGRAMME – DAY 2 – Tuesday, 18 April 2023|
|9.00 am||Session 4: Skills Building|
|10.45 am||Session 5: Introduction to Guidebook and Resources|
|12.15 pm||Check-Out & Lunch|
AC Hotel by Marriott Kuala Lumpur will be your accommodation. This 4-star hotel features 362 modern and comfortable rooms, strategically located within the heart of Kuala Lumpur, situated between Titiwangsa LRT Station and KL Monorail Station. The hotel is known for providing a unique combination of convenience, comfort, and rich local authenticity, ensuring that your stay is both memorable and enjoyable.
Meet Your Facilitators
Lee Wee Min
Founder & Chairman, FOFM
Wee Min is the Honorary Chairman of Focus on the Family Malaysia, an organisation he founded in 1997 to strengthen families in Malaysia. He also serves as the Asia Regional Director for Focus on the Family Global since 2007, providing strategic support to the Board of Associate offices in Asia and mentoring CEOs, as well as working with government bodies in Asia and the Middle East to promote family development. Wee Min frequently speaks at local and international churches and conferences on family-related issues, and is particularly passionate about marriage.
Wee Min’s belief that life is best shared with someone you love and care for unconditionally is reflected in his happy marriage to Swee Choo, with whom he has three adult children and a granddaughter.
Senior Manager, Family Development, FOFM
Juliana Khalik currently serves as a Senior Manager, overseeing the Planning and Operations in Focus on the Family Malaysia.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, she began her career in the Singapore Prison Service, where she performed various roles in operations, security, and policy implementation. Later, she joined a Statutory Board under Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs and led a division that focused on reintegrating offenders back into the community upon their release, recognising the importance of family support in the process.
Juliana is passionate about working with families upstream to prevent societal problems, and she is committed to ensuring that families receive the necessary support to succeed. She also strongly believes that the foundation of a healthy family begins with the strong relationship between husband and wife.
She is married to Lawson.
Marriage & Parenting Manager, FOFM
Marie-Elena serves as a Marriage & Parenting Manager and Speaker with the Family Development team in Focus on the Family Malaysia. She has a background in Psychology and worked as a corporate trainer prior to joining FOFM.
Marie speaks on various marriage, parenting, and family topics. She also has experience in soft skills training such as time management, stress management, and leadership skills. She has a passion to educate couples and parents on the important role the family plays in ensuring a healthy society.
Marie believes that as marriage is a coming together of two unique individuals, it is a journey that has to be intentional while also guided by commitment and love to one another. She is married to Jeremy and they have two daughters.
Tan Ah Eng
With over a decade of experience in counselling, Ah Eng empowers married couples, parents and youth to mend broken relationships, find healing and recover from challenges such as extramarital affairs, divorce, abuse and depression. She inspires many with her own journey through 44 years of marriage and parenting three grown children and three grandchildren.
With a wellspring of experience and knowledge in matters of family life, she actively works with various women and youth groups. Ah Eng is also an engaging speaker, speaking regularly for Focus on the Family Malaysia at various events and conferences concerning family life issues.
Husband & WIfe
Husband & WIfe