Training & education

Training and education

Since 1998, Life and Peace has organized various training and courses for immigrants every year. See below an overview of the training and courses offered.

I. The five languages of love
This workshop will have a major impact on the growth and development of your children. The workshop is based on Gary Chapman’s book “5 Languages of Love” and teaches us how to maintain better and more joyful relationships with our children. It is surprising to find that there are basically five languages of love that we can communicate with our children. During the workshop we will experiment with these 5 languages and find out how best to communicate with our children, so that they actually feel loved. Do you speak your child’s love language? Come to the workshop and discover it with us!

II. Motivational conversation technique: communicate with your child and build a good relationship
A good relationship with your child is the best guarantee for a happy and successful child. The principles of T. Gordon combined with motivational conversation techniques are practiced in this workshop. Skills such as active listening, giving feedback, confirming, giving reflections, asking open questions and handling conflict are practiced. It is also possible to submit questions and case histories

III. Prevention of sexual abuse
Our job as parents is to protect our children as best we can from one of the meanest attacks of our time: sexual abuse. As many as 1 in 7 girls and 1 in 10 boys will have to deal with it. The best prevention is a close relationship with your children and open communication about every topic in your child’s life. How do you achieve such open communication and how do you discuss (sexual) topics that may be fairly taboo for yourself? Come and think with us!

IV. Give your child confidence
Parents want children to face the future with confidence. Children who come to rely on God and their own capabilities at a young age have a greater chance of a successful and happy life later on. But how can you help as a parent? This workshop offers useful tips and advice.

Q. How do I make my child successful in Dutch society?
Transcultural communication and education: what skills and attitude does your child need to become successful at school and in Dutch society, without losing the good standards and values of their cultural background? How can you best equip your child in this school system? Let’s give them the best of both cultures!

VI. Faith building within the family
This workshop is based on Deuteronomy 6: 6-9 in which parents are commanded to “imprint God’s word on their children and speak about it when you are in your house, on the road, when you go to sleep, and when you wake up” Although most parents are aware of this duty, we do not always know how to speak at home in a way that the children can also apply it in their daily life. This workshop focuses on the role of father and mother in this task and provides lots of practical and fun lessons to pass on to our children in a way that makes them really long for the family evenings where the word of god is brought . Not only the head but the very heart of the children is involved so that they are equipped to live in a biblical way in daily practice. This workshop will also strengthen the family bond.

VII. Renew your marriage
This workshop is recommended for all married couples, including those who are convinced that they will have a good marriage! In this workshop most of the work is done by the couples themselves. Under guidance, we will examine our communication, work on our style of conflict management and how we can fulfill the heart’s wishes of our partners.

VIII. Refresh your thinking
2 Corinthians 5:17 says “He who is in Christ is a new creation.” Why then do we see ourselves falling back so easily into old (bad) habits? The real battle takes place in our minds. This workshop challenges us to actually be renewed “through the renewal of our thinking” How Biblical are our thoughts really? We help each other in this workshop to rethink difficult or stressful situations and let the light of the Bible shine on them so that we can reprogram ourselves with God’s thoughts instead of ours.

XI. Five characteristics of a healthy family
• An attitude of service in the family
• Intimacy between man and woman
• Parents who train and instruct their children
• Parents who are loving leaders
• Children who obey their parents

XII. How to find out in the love of my life? – for teenagers

XIII. Good Dad’s Seminar

XIV. Eight evenings for parents
Parenting support aimed at developing (conversation) skills of parents with their children and parenting skills without corporal punishment.
• Five ways of communicating and keeping in touch with your child;
• How to avoid making your child bitter;
• Set rules, communicate rules to your children and enforce rules;
• Positive reinforcement of behavior and punishment without corporal punishment;
• Conflict management within the family (model by T. Gordon);
• Sex education of children and preventing and dealing with sexual abuse and domestic violence.

All training courses and workshops are given in both English and Dutch.