Partnership Dinner 2024

As our social fabric unravels in the midst of shifting values and waning aspirations for Family, Focus on the Family Singapore aims to ramp up our efforts to sow the seeds of healthy identity and family aspirations to strengthen young families, young adults and youths who are in the process of forming attitudes about dating, hopes for marriage, and their future families.

This year, we are particularly excited to celebrate 10 years of FamChamps® – a youth development initiative that raises young family champions who believe in, live out and champion family. As FamChamps® enters its 10th year, we remain steadfast in our commitment to inspire youths and young adults to believe in family, and to dream for their future family. We will also continue to channel our efforts to equip married couples and young parents so that more can be equipped to parent confidently.

This annual fundraiser is an opportunity for us to host and appreciate our partners and share our vision for the next season. We welcome likeminded friends who are interested in strengthening Family with us!

For more information on table sponsorship*, please reach us at Relations@family.org.sg

*The full table sponsorship amount qualifies for 250% tax exemption benefit, and 100% of your gift will go towards helping families thrive, as the banquet cost has been kindly sponsored by OUE.

Would you consider taking up a table sponsorship?


Sponsorship Tiers:

  • An Empowering Families Gift: $20,000
  • A Strengthening Families Gift: $10,000
  • An Enriching Families Gift: $5,000
Special thanks to
Sponsor a table to support families!

Raising Future-Ready Kids: Screenwise Parenting

With so much of our children’s time now spent online, how can we raise them to be screenwise and future-ready?

It can be a parent’s greatest challenge to set limits on screentime and boundaries around digital content consumption. However, emotions like anger and frustration often get in the way of communicating a parent’s best intentions to nurture responsible and discerning digital users. Yet if done right, our children can be empowered to consume media wisely.

Supported by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), this webinar is all about creating shifts in our parenting approach through the different ages and stages for our children to have a healthy, balanced relationship with technology that goes beyond mere rules and restrictions.

Parents will gain the skills to:
1.
Establish positive digital habits as a family and enjoy meaningful offline experiences
2.
Set clear and safe boundaries for screen time and online interactions
3.
Navigate tensions and disagreements about screentime

Trainer
Join our Family Life Specialist and Cyber Wellness & Digital Literacy Master Trainer, Chong Ee Jay, to get equipped at this upcoming webinar!

Duration
2 hours

Format of webinar

  • Online via Zoom
  • Receive parenting resources* with age-appropriate activities and practical tips 
  • BONUS: Live small group coaching facilitated by parent coaches
  • PLUS: Post webinar 1-on-1 coaching session for webinar attendees at a special rate of $20 (U.P. $120/hr)

*Upon completion of webinar and feedback

Webinar Trainer: Chong Ee Jay 

Ee Jay is a dynamic family life educator and trained counsellor who currently serves as the Lead of Relations at Focus on the Family Singapore. He regularly appears in both English and Chinese media as a family expert. 

Have more questions?
Reach out to find out how you can bring this programme to your workplace or community!

Register Now

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We’re here to help.

The content covered in this webinar are specifically catered to parents with children between the ages of 4 to 12 years old.

Through group coaching, participants are able to gather insights from other parents with children in the similar age group. 

Your spouse may attend the webinar together using the email registered for the webinar.

A recording of the webinar will be made available to all registered participants after the session. 

For group bookings, kindly email Keely.Ng@family.org.sg​ for more information. 

The groupings are assigned based on participant's whose children belong to the similar age group.

 

If you have 2 or more children, your grouping will be assigned according to your oldest child.

We encourage you to make all necessary arrangements to ensure that time is set aside for the webinar.

 

There will be no refunds* for cancellations or no-shows.

 

Requests for transfer of registration will be accepted via email to email Chelsea.Cheng@family.org.sg until 23 February 2024.

 

*The Organiser reserves the rights to cancel or reschedule the event due to unforeseen circumstances. Every effort, however, will be made to inform participants as soon as possible of the change. In the event of cancellation by the Organiser, fees will be refunded in full.

Marriage Discovery Workshop

Stay tuned for our pilot Marriage Discovery Workshop 2024!

Connect2 is an initiative by Focus on the Family Singapore to help married couples nurture and grow their relationship.

Father’s Day Campaign

Stay tuned for Father’s Day Campaign 2024!

Additionally, a free mini activity book, What a Wonder! is also available for parents to deepen connections with their child (recommended for 5-9 year olds). It includes:
1.
Identifying old school technology gadgets and learning fun facts about them
2.
Conversation Starters for parent-child to engage in meaningful conversations
3.
Stickers for interactive learning

Secure your free resource!

ParentEd is a parent education initiative from Focus on the Family Singapore.

Connect2 Marriage Preparation Workshop

ABOUT

Connect2 Marriage Preparation Workshop aims to help couples address issues that they may face as newlyweds, build a solid foundation in the early years and learn how to really love each other — for life!

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Session 1: 7 Nov 2024 (Thu), 7:00pm – 9:30pm, online on Zoom
From This Day Forth – Laying the foundation for a strong marriage

Session 2: 14 Nov 2024 (Thu), 7:00pm – 9:30pm, online on Zoom
For Better Or Worse – Working through differences to become one

Session 3: 23 Nov 2024 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm, in-person at the Focus Singapore office
Till Death Do Us Part – Ensuring love for a lifetime

Who should attend:
1.
Couples who are considering marriage
2.
Couples who are engaged
3.
Couples in their first year of marriage

Fee: $380 per couple

The fee is inclusive of:

  • $70 rebate* upon completion of the workshop
  • Marriage resources
  • Participants’ workbooks
  • Couple Checkup™ – An online relationship assessment (find out more)
  • An English-speaking licensed solemniser (if required)

Please note that the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) requires the following for the $70 rebate:

  1. Full attendance at the workshop
  2. Both parties must be above 21 years old
  3. One or both parties must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident

*Please note that the rebate may take an estimated 2 to 3 months to be processed.

For more information on the mandatory Early Marriage Support Programme for minor couples, please refer to the MSF website.

Withdrawal Policy

There will be no refunds for cancellations or no-shows upon confirmation of registration. Request for transfer of registration to another workshop/date must be communicated via email at least 5 working days before workshop start date.

Nam Seng and Sok Mian

Sharing the same passion in equipping couples towards their journey of Marriage, Nam Seng & Sok Mian have been conducting Connect2 workshop with Focus on the Family Singapore for more than 14 years together.

They have been happily married for 28 years, and parents to 2 grown up daughters. They strongly believe that respect, honour and faith are the 3 values integral in developing every individual to achieve their fullest potential and pursue their dreams.

What to expect

  • Understand what love, marriage and your vows symbolise
  • Identify each other's differences and love languages — how to engage in effective communication
  • Manage healthy conflict and have a good grasp on your family finances
  • Understand sexual intimacy, the importance of romance and family planning
  • Learn how to manage expectations from your spouse, children, in-laws while balancing work-life

Format

  • Facilitated by a trained husband-wife couple
  • Insightful & practical tips
  • Group discussions (6-10 couples)
  • Activities for individual couples

Ready to register?

Do remember to mark your calendars for all 3 sessions of the workshop!

Connect2 is an initiative by Focus on the Family Singapore to help married couples nurture and grow their relationship.

Impact Stories

Here are what some participants had to say after attending this workshop

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We’re here to help.

Our curriculum is based on universal values that are applicable and essential to helping marriages thrive, regardless of participants’ religious background.

Our participants have shared that they particularly enjoy the interactive and experiential style of learning we offer at our sessions. They also value the practical tips shared which they feel can be readily and easily implemented. Participants also appreciate the opportunities given to them during the sessions to have deep and honest discussions about topics that are not usually raised in usual conversations that couples have prior to marriage.

The shifting of roles in marriage will be addressed in the group marriage preparation programme through activities and discussions. Each couple will be given opportunities to discuss and align expectations that they have towards each other regarding parenting responsibilities, distribution of household chores, management of the household budget and a myriad of other issues that will help them establish a firm foundation in order for their marriage and family to thrive.

To ensure positive workshop dynamics especially during the group discussions and activities, there will be a minimum of 6 couples each workshop, and a maximum of 10.

We do not advise this. The programme is effective only if a couple attends the session together.

There will be no refunds for cancellations or no-shows upon confirmation of registration. Request for transfer of registration to another workshop/date must be communicated via email at least 5 working days before workshop start date.

Indicate Your Interest Below!

Connect2 Marriage Preparation Workshop

ABOUT

Connect2 Marriage Preparation Workshop aims to help couples address issues that they may face as newlyweds, build a solid foundation in the early years and learn how to really love each other — for life!

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Session 1: 12 Sep 2024 (Thu), 7:00pm – 9:30pm, online on Zoom
From This Day Forth – Laying the foundation for a strong marriage

Session 2: 19 Sep 2024 (Thu), 7:00pm – 9:30pm, online on Zoom
For Better Or Worse – Working through differences to become one

Session 3: 28 Sep 2024 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm, in-person at the Focus Singapore office
Till Death Do Us Part – Ensuring love for a lifetime

Who should attend:
1.
Couples who are considering marriage
2.
Couples who are engaged
3.
Couples in their first year of marriage

Fee: $380 per couple

The fee is inclusive of:

  • $70 rebate* upon completion of the workshop
  • Marriage resources
  • Participants’ workbooks
  • Couple Checkup™ – An online relationship assessment (find out more)
  • An English-speaking licensed solemniser (if required)

Please note that the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) requires the following for the $70 rebate:

  1. Full attendance at the workshop
  2. Both parties must be above 21 years old
  3. One or both parties must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident

*Please note that the rebate may take an estimated 2 to 3 months to be processed.

For more information on the mandatory Early Marriage Support Programme for minor couples, please refer to the MSF website.

Withdrawal Policy

There will be no refunds for cancellations or no-shows upon confirmation of registration. Request for transfer of registration to another workshop/date must be communicated via email at least 5 working days before workshop start date.

Jason and Shelen

Jason and Shelen have a strong passion for strengthening marriages and enriching families. They have been speaking and training in the areas of dating, marriage, and parenting, and have been interviewed on radio and TV on these subjects. Jason and Shelen are both accredited in the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis as well as the PREPARE/ENRICH assessments, and are committed to helping couples build a life-long marriage. Coupled with their bubbly personality and outgoing nature, they are a pair of engaging and dynamic speakers from Focus on the Family.   

What to expect

  • Understand what love, marriage and your vows symbolise
  • Identify each other's differences and love languages — how to engage in effective communication
  • Manage healthy conflict and have a good grasp on your family finances
  • Understand sexual intimacy, the importance of romance and family planning
  • Learn how to manage expectations from your spouse, children, in-laws while balancing work-life

Format

  • Facilitated by a trained husband-wife couple
  • Insightful & practical tips
  • Group discussions (6-10 couples)
  • Activities for individual couples

Ready to register?

Do remember to mark your calendars for all 3 sessions of the workshop!

Connect2 is an initiative by Focus on the Family Singapore to help married couples nurture and grow their relationship.

Impact Stories

Here are what some participants had to say after attending this workshop

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We’re here to help.

Our curriculum is based on universal values that are applicable and essential to helping marriages thrive, regardless of participants’ religious background.

Our participants have shared that they particularly enjoy the interactive and experiential style of learning we offer at our sessions. They also value the practical tips shared which they feel can be readily and easily implemented. Participants also appreciate the opportunities given to them during the sessions to have deep and honest discussions about topics that are not usually raised in usual conversations that couples have prior to marriage.

The shifting of roles in marriage will be addressed in the group marriage preparation programme through activities and discussions. Each couple will be given opportunities to discuss and align expectations that they have towards each other regarding parenting responsibilities, distribution of household chores, management of the household budget and a myriad of other issues that will help them establish a firm foundation in order for their marriage and family to thrive.

To ensure positive workshop dynamics especially during the group discussions and activities, there will be a minimum of 6 couples each workshop, and a maximum of 10.

We do not advise this. The programme is effective only if a couple attends the session together.

There will be no refunds for cancellations or no-shows upon confirmation of registration. Request for transfer of registration to another workshop/date must be communicated via email at least 5 working days before workshop start date.

Register Now

Connect2 Marriage Preparation Workshop

ABOUT

Connect2 Marriage Preparation Workshop aims to help couples address issues that they may face as newlyweds, build a solid foundation in the early years and learn how to really love each other — for life!

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Session 1: 11 Jul 2024 (Thu), 7:00pm – 9:30pm, online on Zoom
From This Day Forth – Laying the foundation for a strong marriage

Session 2: 18 Jul 2024 (Thu), 7:00pm – 9:30pm, online on Zoom
For Better Or Worse – Working through differences to become one

Session 3: 27 Jul 2024 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm, in-person at the Focus Singapore office
Till Death Do Us Part – Ensuring love for a lifetime

Who should attend:
1.
Couples who are considering marriage
2.
Couples who are engaged
3.
Couples in their first year of marriage

Fee: $380 per couple

The fee is inclusive of:

  • $70 rebate* upon completion of the workshop
  • Marriage resources
  • Participants’ workbooks
  • Couple Checkup™ – An online relationship assessment (find out more)
  • An English-speaking licensed solemniser (if required)

Please note that the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) requires the following for the $70 rebate:

  1. Full attendance at the workshop
  2. Both parties must be above 21 years old
  3. One or both parties must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident

*Please note that the rebate may take an estimated 2 to 3 months to be processed.

For more information on the mandatory Early Marriage Support Programme for minor couples, please refer to the MSF website.

Withdrawal Policy

There will be no refunds for cancellations or no-shows upon confirmation of registration. Request for transfer of registration to another workshop/date must be communicated via email at least 5 working days before workshop start date.

Gary & Joanna Koh

Gary and Joanna present a dynamic approach in talking about love and life. Gary’s sense of humour vs. Joanna’s straight-talking approach are so different, yet both have the same passion of helping families and relationships thrive. Gary is a family counsellor and Joanna has served as CEO of local charity, Focus on the Family Singapore, for 21 years.

What to expect

  • Understand what love, marriage and your vows symbolise
  • Identify each other's differences and love languages — how to engage in effective communication
  • Manage healthy conflict and have a good grasp on your family finances
  • Understand sexual intimacy, the importance of romance and family planning
  • Learn how to manage expectations from your spouse, children, in-laws while balancing work-life

Format

  • Facilitated by a trained husband-wife couple
  • Insightful & practical tips
  • Group discussions (6-10 couples)
  • Activities for individual couples

Ready to register?

Do remember to mark your calendars for all 3 sessions of the workshop!

Connect2 is an initiative by Focus on the Family Singapore to help married couples nurture and grow their relationship.

Impact Stories

Here are what some participants had to say after attending this workshop

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We’re here to help.

Our curriculum is based on universal values that are applicable and essential to helping marriages thrive, regardless of participants’ religious background.

Our participants have shared that they particularly enjoy the interactive and experiential style of learning we offer at our sessions. They also value the practical tips shared which they feel can be readily and easily implemented. Participants also appreciate the opportunities given to them during the sessions to have deep and honest discussions about topics that are not usually raised in usual conversations that couples have prior to marriage.

The shifting of roles in marriage will be addressed in the group marriage preparation programme through activities and discussions. Each couple will be given opportunities to discuss and align expectations that they have towards each other regarding parenting responsibilities, distribution of household chores, management of the household budget and a myriad of other issues that will help them establish a firm foundation in order for their marriage and family to thrive.

To ensure positive workshop dynamics especially during the group discussions and activities, there will be a minimum of 6 couples each workshop, and a maximum of 10.

We do not advise this. The programme is effective only if a couple attends the session together.

There will be no refunds for cancellations or no-shows upon confirmation of registration. Request for transfer of registration to another workshop/date must be communicated via email at least 5 working days before workshop start date.

Register Now

Connect2 Marriage Preparation Workshop

ABOUT

Connect2 Marriage Preparation Workshop aims to help couples address issues that they may face as newlyweds, build a solid foundation in the early years and learn how to really love each other — for life!

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Session 1: 9 May 2024 (Thu), 7:00pm – 9:30pm, online on Zoom
From This Day Forth – Laying the foundation for a strong marriage

Session 2: 16 May 2024 (Thu), 7:00pm – 9:30pm, online on Zoom
For Better Or Worse – Working through differences to become one

Session 3: 25 May 2024 (Sat), 9:30am – 12:30pm, in-person at the Focus Singapore office
Till Death Do Us Part – Ensuring love for a lifetime

Who should attend:
1.
Couples who are considering marriage
2.
Couples who are engaged
3.
Couples in their first year of marriage

Fee: $380 per couple

The fee is inclusive of:

  • $70 rebate* upon completion of the workshop
  • Marriage resources
  • Participants’ workbooks
  • Couple Checkup™ – An online relationship assessment (find out more)
  • An English-speaking licensed solemniser (if required)

Please note that the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) requires the following for the $70 rebate:

  1. Full attendance at the workshop
  2. Both parties must be above 21 years old
  3. One or both parties must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident

*Please note that the rebate may take an estimated 2 to 3 months to be processed.

For more information on the mandatory Early Marriage Support Programme for minor couples, please refer to the MSF website.

Withdrawal Policy

There will be no refunds for cancellations or no-shows upon confirmation of registration. Request for transfer of registration to another workshop/date must be communicated via email at least 5 working days before workshop start date.

Jason and Shelen

Jason and Shelen have a strong passion for strengthening marriages and enriching families. They have been speaking and training in the areas of dating, marriage, and parenting, and have been interviewed on radio and TV on these subjects. Jason and Shelen are both accredited in the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis as well as the PREPARE/ENRICH assessments, and are committed to helping couples build a life-long marriage. Coupled with their bubbly personality and outgoing nature, they are a pair of engaging and dynamic speakers from Focus on the Family.   

What to expect

  • Understand what love, marriage and your vows symbolise
  • Identify each other's differences and love languages — how to engage in effective communication
  • Manage healthy conflict and have a good grasp on your family finances
  • Understand sexual intimacy, the importance of romance and family planning
  • Learn how to manage expectations from your spouse, children, in-laws while balancing work-life

Format

  • Facilitated by a trained husband-wife couple
  • Insightful & practical tips
  • Group discussions (6-10 couples)
  • Activities for individual couples

Ready to register?

Do remember to mark your calendars for all 3 sessions of the workshop!

Connect2 is an initiative by Focus on the Family Singapore to help married couples nurture and grow their relationship.

Impact Stories

Here are what some participants had to say after attending this workshop

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We’re here to help.

Our curriculum is based on universal values that are applicable and essential to helping marriages thrive, regardless of participants’ religious background.

Our participants have shared that they particularly enjoy the interactive and experiential style of learning we offer at our sessions. They also value the practical tips shared which they feel can be readily and easily implemented. Participants also appreciate the opportunities given to them during the sessions to have deep and honest discussions about topics that are not usually raised in usual conversations that couples have prior to marriage.

The shifting of roles in marriage will be addressed in the group marriage preparation programme through activities and discussions. Each couple will be given opportunities to discuss and align expectations that they have towards each other regarding parenting responsibilities, distribution of household chores, management of the household budget and a myriad of other issues that will help them establish a firm foundation in order for their marriage and family to thrive.

To ensure positive workshop dynamics especially during the group discussions and activities, there will be a minimum of 6 couples each workshop, and a maximum of 10.

We do not advise this. The programme is effective only if a couple attends the session together.

There will be no refunds for cancellations or no-shows upon confirmation of registration. Request for transfer of registration to another workshop/date must be communicated via email at least 5 working days before workshop start date.

Register Now

The 1825 Collective: Conversation

Conversations about social issues and trends surrounding family and relationships can sometimes be very complex and challenging. 

However, we can learn to become a voice of change by engaging and communicating our views and beliefs confidently, starting by clarifying why we believe what we believe in.

The 1825 Collective is an immersive multi-level programme (for 18-25 year olds) that gives you an opportunity to explore cultural trends and issues about family and engage with like-minded peers in a safe space.

Through interactive learning, intentional mentoring & innovative application,
1.
Concretise your understanding of pertinent family issues by engaging in hands-on activities and honest conversations in a safe community.
2.
Get upclose and personal with trainers and mentors who will journey with you and empower you to become a voice for family.
3.
Get opportunities to make a difference and impact on families and communities through various initiatives.

Circle is an experiential 3-part series designed for young adults to deepen their understanding of family, marriage and sex and explore ways to live out their values.

This engaging experience includes interactive activities and thought-provoking discussions within a safe peer community, facilitated by experienced and nurturing mentors.

Session 1 – Figuring Out Family: What Makes my Family a “Family”?
Session 2 – The Dating Narrative: Is Marriage the Endgame?
Session 3 – The Economics of Sex: What’s the Market Value?

Be a part of Circle* today!

* Due to the small group format of Circle, all applicants will have to undergo a selection process through the application form.

No speaker selected.

Registration for CIRCLE is open!

$50/pax

FamChamps is a youth movement that raises youths who believe in, live out and champion Family.

Impact Stories

Here are what some participants had to say after attending this event

Special thanks to
Register now and save your spot!

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We’re here to help.

Each session will include hands-on and experiential activities on various topics pertaining to family. 

 

There will be opportunities to have meaningful discussions and conversations to solidify your understanding of these issues.

 

Trainers of this programme are seasoned experts with a wealth of experience and a heart for family. They will inspire you to envisage the possibilities and various ways of being a Family Champion.

 

Mentors are experienced in youth engagement and group facilitation, whose role would be to share life and facilitate candid and authentic conversations with you. There will be an emphasis on personal reflection, growth and developing soft skills.

(For Levels 2 & 3)

More than competency, we are looking for individuals who have a keen desire to learn, would like to be equipped in engaging others on issues related to family, and who hold to similar timeless family values.

Mother’s Day Campaign

Stay tuned for Mother’s Day Campaign 2024!

Campaign Objectives:

Check back again for more details

Secure your free resource!

ParentEd is a parent education initiative from Focus on the Family Singapore.