marriage conference - open to all

"When Two Become One ..."



Intensive | Friday 24 May 0800-1600 | R350 pp

Conference | Saturday 25 May 0900-1600 | R350 pp

Combo Package for both days | R600 pp

New Life Church, Bryanston, JHB

1 Grosvenor Rd, Bryanston, Sandton, 2191

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Intensive | Friday 31 May 0800-1600 | R350 pp

Conference | Saturday 1 June 0900-1600 | R350 pp

Combo Package for both days | R600 pp

Grace Family Church, uMhlanga

400 uMhlanga Rocks Drive

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Much planning and preparation goes into the wedding day … ‘when two become one’!

It’s within the journey of marriage, however, that two often become undone, and the need for strong foundations and effective resources are crucial if two are to remain one.

Our 2019 Conference theme speaks to marriages, and at the same time will deliver life-giving tools so that marriages can thrive instead of just survive.


Friday Intensive 

Friday will be hosted by Strengths Finders Expert Allan Kelsey and his incredible wife Stephanie who are both pastors at Gateway Church in Dallas Texas. Allan co-wrote “Strengths Based Marriage” with Jimmy Evans. Allan and Stephanie will be teaching into strengths-based marriage and how to focus on your spouse’s best innate attributes. Understanding their motivations will give brand new insight into what makes them come alive. This is a pro-active approach to marriage through better understanding yourself and your spouse, and finding new ways to appreciate and relate to each other

It is a must for ALL couples, ministry leaders, pastoral counsellors and professionals.


Saturday Conference 

We will cover a variety of topics from an extensive faculty, including –

The impact of trauma and stress on a marriage.

Richard and Jaci Mun-Gavin

How to communicate when your sexual past begins to impact your present - ranging from sexual addiction to sexual abuse and everything in between.

Brian and Kim Fowler

When the spouse of your dreams turns into the spouse of your nightmares.

Dr Charisse Le Roux

Leadership in marriage - who should take the lead?

Adam Bright

When attractions become distractions.

Allan and Steph Kelsey

There will also be a choice of two Breakaway Sessions –

When Two Families Become One - The Complexities of Blended Families

Presented by Madz Deyzel, Founder and Director of Grace Counselling, and

Dr Wendy Greyvensteyn, who has completed  her doctorate on the interface of religion, spirituality and psychology

The Effectiveness of Play Therapy in Marriage

Presented by Dr Rinda Blom, Director of Red Shoe Play Therapy


The Conference in its entirety is a must for ALL couples who wish to enrich their marriage, and also those who are called to invest in marriage counselling.


Banking Details:

Nedbank Limited

Account Name : Grace Counselling

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Account Number: 1142500810

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Madz Deyzel, founder and director of Grace Counselling SA, shares an outline of what Grace Counselling offers and how it works in the context of local church and our communities. 

Click here to find upcoming Counselling Training Intensives and Courses.





Grace Counselling serves the local community by providing counselling resources and services through a network of churches.

Grace Counselling was birthed out of a passion to see God's Church serve a broken and hurting world. The demand however often outweighs the resource, so the vision grew into seeing churches pool their counselling related resources to serve each other and the community.


This site aims to be an open-access resource to aid all forms of counselling from church based, volunteer driven counsellors to professionals in the private sector and include resources from support groups to personal growth courses.


We also have lists of counselling professionals in our community and an overview of addiction treatment centres with direct links to their websites.


Our heart is to also see the standard of training available for lay volunteer counsellors in our churches grow, so if you are interested in further counselling training, then check out our upcoming training courses.


At Grace Counselling, we are all about being part of God's plan in putting the pieces of people's lives back together [Psalm 20.24 MSG].

Join us on this journey.


Pastoral Director - Madz Deyzel

Tel | 031 003 1830

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