Transnational & Early Marriage
Family Services / Marriage Support (Transnational & Early Marriage)
Healthy marriages are the foundation of family and society. Through education and mentorship, we help couples gain a better understanding of each other and journey towards an enriching marriage and family life. Our programmes are for transnational
and young (ages 18 to 24) couples.
Prepare transnational and young couples for marriage
Enhance marital relationships and improve communication
Support positive child outcomes
Support early marriage young couples on practical aspects of life
Facilitate integration of foreign spouses into the local family and community
Our programmes are family-centric and community-based to build a strong and healthy marriage. They are conducted by Gottman-trained trainers using the Gottman Theory Framework. We help transnational couples navigate cross-cultural challenges and young couples prepare for family planning.
Family Counselling Services
Our counselling sessions are aimed at supporting individuals, couples and families who are experiencing challenges in the following areas:
Adjustment and transition into marriage
Adjustment into extended or blended family
Separation or divorce transition
Communication in relationships
Coping with personal grief and loss
We help you resolve differences in ways that improve your relationships.
Where appropriate, couple and family meetings co-facilitated by a counsellor and mediator are conducted.
For transnational couples (Singaporean and Non-Residents)
Marriage Preparation Programme
This group workshop is for transnational couples. We help you build a strong foundation for your family and understand practical issues you may encounter.
We cover a wide range of topics, including
Learning communication skills
Managing roles and expectations
Marriage Support Programme
This programme is for transnational couples. We help you better settle into life in Singapore and know where you can access community resources. We cover a wide range of topics, including
Enhancing relationship skills
Navigating employment landscape
Understanding financial management skills
Understanding cross-cultural challenges
We familiarise foreign spouses with the practical aspects of Singapore culture and lifestyle. Our local volunteer buddies will mentor your wellbeing and help with a range of activities, including
Settling into your living environment
Guiding in daily activities (e.g., grocery shopping in the neighbourhood)
Introducing community resources
Navigating government systems
Community Support Programme (Growing Every Moment)
We connect couples across all nationalities who have attended our programmes. Joined by their families, we visit local heritage sites and places of interest to understand the different cultures and widen circle of friends. We also provide other networking opportunities such as cooking workshops and parenting talks.
This programme has helped us handle situations in our marriage that we sometimes cannot resolve if we had our old mindsets. Thank you.
For young couples (Ages 18 to 24)
Early Marriage Support Programme (Love Works)
This group workshop prepares young couples to explore their transitions to spouses and parents. We help you better understand each other, and provide practical skills to build a strong marriage and family. Attendees are referred from Registry of Marriages (ROM). We cover a wide range of topics, including
Communication and conflict management
Managing roles and expectations
We match volunteer couples with young couples to support their family’s wellbeing. By identifying areas of needs, we connect you with relevant community resources to promote family building and positive child outcomes.
The trainer made the session very comforting and easy to understand. He truly sees and hears the difference in the couple and provide suggestions to improve and work on. A very different experience.
Other family services
Family Service Centres
Helping disadvantaged individuals and families to overcome their life challenges
Family Violence Protection
Providing integrated services for family abuse victims and promoting healthy relationships in the community
Collaborating with schools to provide customised preventive programmes for parents and children
Assisting transnational and young couples to
build strong and healthy marriages