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Course for couples - Married life to the full

  • 20.–21.4.2024
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Course for couples – Married life to the full

A new kind of relationship event in English, offering lessons on basic relationship issues: communication, feelings and needs, understanding differences and priorities in life. The weekend will include lectures and small group discussions in a safe environment. The event is especially aimed for those of you speaking English with your spouse, even if it is only one or neither of your mother tongues. The lectures and small groups will be in English.

After the event, you will:

  • be more aware of how you speak and communicate with each other.
  • recognize how the priorities in your own life affect the well-being of your relationship with your spouse.
  • be able to identify your feelings and needs and express them to your spouse.
  • recognize and use your differences to enhance the well-being of your relationship.

How is the Christianity reflected in the event?



Note that the registration form is in Finnish. Use Google translator if needed.

How do I create my own account to register?

The deadline for registration is Fri 12.4.2024. The invoice must be paid by the due date.


Children’s program

There will be a separate program for children so that parents can safely focus on their own relationship. The schedule follows the adult day program. Children will be individually cared for at different developmental and age groups. The youngest children will each have their own safe carer for the whole event.

The children’s program can accommodate the first 50 registrations. The children’s program will take place at the campus area.


The course fee includes lectures, course materials and assignments, as well as meals included in the program.

The course fee for children includes childcare and the meals indicated in the program. A small snack is also provided for children during childcare.

For meals with six or more food allergies, an additional fee will be charged. Lactose-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and fish-free diets do not incur an additional charge. Any food allergies should be mentioned at the time of registration so that the kitchen can make provisions for them.

Participants who are trained as small group leaders by Parempi avioliitto ry are eligible for the group leader discount.

Course fee 225 € / couple
Group leader discount -100 € /couple
6 or more allergies, special diet, adult, extra charge 60 € / person
Course fee for children 4-12 years 95 € / person
Course fee for children under 4 years 55 € / person
6 or more allergies, special diet, child, extra charge 30 € / person


08.30 Registration, Amerikanhalli (A)
Welcome coffee with savory, Restaurant Yolanda
09.15 Children’s program starts (Y)
09.30 Welcome words and music, Lastu (G)
LECTURE: Priorities and stages of a love relationship, Saara ja Perttu Laaksonen
PEER GROUPS in group rooms
12.15 Lunch, Restaurant Yolanda
14.00 LECTURE: Communication toolbox, Hanna ja Jussi Ruokomäki
PEER GROUPS in group rooms
17.00 Dinner, Restaurant Yolanda
18.00-20.00 Lakeside sauna for women
20.00-21.00 Evening snack for those staying on the STEP-training campus
20.00-22.00 Lakeside sauna for men

SUNDAY 21.4.
09.00 LECTURE: The keys to emotional expression and basic needs in a relationship, Jenni ja Mikko Rusama
PEER GROUPS in group rooms
12.00 Lunch, Restaurant Yolanda
13.30 LECTURE: Difference as a shared strength, Sari ja Juha Savela
PEER GROUPS in group rooms
15.45 Closing session, Lastu (G)
16.15 Closing coffee with sweets, Restaurant Yolanda, event ends

We require full-time participation. We reserve the right to make any changes to the program.



Each participant will make their own accommodation arrangements. Accommodation can be booked directly with STEP-training.

Book accommodation

Enquirys: myynti@step.fi 

For other accommodation options see www.visittuusulanjarvi.fi


Applying to become a childminder

We are looking for childminders for the event. All young people aged 13 and above with experience in child guidance can apply to be a child tutor at the event.

Note! Please fill in the application form when you register to become a childminder. Applications will be confirmed by email before the event once the number of children participating in the event is known.




STEP-training Järvenpää, Järvenpääntie 640, Järvenpää.

Cancellation policy

Participation can be cancelled free of charge up to one week before the start of the training, i.e. by 12 noon on Friday. For cancellations made after this date, we will charge an office fee of € 50 per family also in the cases of illness with a medical certificate. Cancellations and other changes to the order by e-mail to toimisto@parempiavioliitto.fi


Enquiries and further information

toimisto@parempiavioliitto.fi , phone +358 50 357 6990


After the event

After the event, you will have access to the illustrative and interesting Jatkostepit online material.


You are warmly welcome to the Course for couples – Married life to the full!

On behalf of the organizing team,

Office staff

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