Equipping couples with practical, scripture-based approaches to real-world issues through conferences, broadcasts, and resources.

About Us



FamilyLife® is the global, non-profit leader in marriage conferences having reached more than 2 million people through various FamilyLife events since the organization’s inception. Co-founded in 1976 by Dennis and Barbara Rainey, FamilyLife’s mission is to change the world one home at a time by building healthier marriages and families through the practical application of time-tested techniques and teachings based on biblical principles. 

Operating in over 100 countries around the world, FamilyLife leverages a volunteer network of more than 10,000 couples globally, to effectively communicate its message of strengthening marriages and changing the world, one home at a time. Locally, FamilyLife T&T with its core team of 12 couples, provides key resources to positively impact family life in Trinidad and Tobago; and has hosted the “Weekend to Remember” marriage conference annually since 1999, which continues to bring hope and restoration to many marriages. Our arsenal of resources in the form of workshops, support groups, DVD based teachings, books and much more, spans the spectrum of family life topics. 

FamilyLife experts have devoted their lives bringing timeless principles to people in ways that positively change their lives. Through the guidance of our experts and with the help of our volunteers, FamilyLife has developed into a vibrant and visionary organization that is today changing the world one home at a time.




Our Mission 

To effectively develop healthy marriages and families who change the world one home at a time.

Our Tools 

FamilyLife provides multiple resources that help people build stronger homes and communities and empowers them to have a thriving family life. FamilyLife's tools for change include:

  • FamilyFirst radio programme provides tips and advice to families on various family life topics. It is aired on 98.1 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays weekly. 

  • Internationally FamilyLife Today®, provides practical answers to issues faced by couples and families today. This can be heard online via our website:

  • Live events like the Weekend to Remember® a two-day weekend getaway that changes lives as it strengthens marriages.

  • Small group studies including the HomeBuilders Couples Series®, offers small-group study on various topics dealing with family issues such as, communication, resolving conflict, managing finances, parenting and much more, dedicated to making the relationship with your spouse all that it was intended to be. 

  • Popular resources like Passport2Purity®, The Art of Marriage® and Stepping Up™--all designed to help husbands and wives, or parents and children, connect with each other and build stronger relationships

  • Books and articles that cover a wide range of topics, including marriage, parenting and spiritual growth, can be found on our international website. 

Youth Strategy 

Our Life at the CrossRoads programme is an HIV intervention strategy and Character development programme, designed to assist youth between 11-16yrs to make wise choices. We have implemented it in all secondary schools in Tobago (funded by THA), and in approximately 10 schools in Trinidad. 

CrossRoads is a highly interactive program created by educational, medical and youth services professionals. The curriculum, which teaches life skills and character development, can be presented during an average school year. CrossRoads presents a unique risk-avoidance message. The main reason HIV and STDs continue to thrive across the globe is because people make poor choices and engage in high-risk behaviour. They need strong character and the ability to make good choices in order to most effectively avoid the devastation that the disease brings. The CrossRoads strategy, by emphasising healthy relationships, systematically helps youth build good character, so they can avoid whatever high-risk behaviours they might face.

Although CrossRoads is used most often as a direct response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, its focus on character and life skills development has also made it an effective solution to other societal crises, such as violence, drug abuse, teen pregnancy and joblessness.

Our History

The FamilyLife ministry was started in Trinidad and Tobago by Steve and Cecile Mohamed in 1999. It is currently headed by Russel and Joelle Aching.



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FamilyLife provides multiple resources that help people build stronger homes and communities and empowers them to have a thriving family life.


FamilyLife T&T is part of a global network of experts in Family Life education, who share a common mission to change the world through a common passion to build healthy families worldwide.


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Over the years, many have come alongside the organisation and rendered tremendous support which has contributed to our success in various ways.


FamilyLife T&T is a non-profit, charitable organisation that depends on kind contributions from people who support the work that we do.

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