The words, “I am here for you,” spoken and lived between husband and wife can change everything. As we have seen time and time again through our work, when a husband and a wife respect one another and are faithful, they become the cornerstone of social development: they prevent HIV/AIDS infections, domestic violence is reduced, children are better educated, and families emerge out of poverty.
Maternal Life International nurtures secure families through The Faithful House program, a couple-centered healthcare training that has reached over 100,000 couples in Africa and Haiti. The Faithful House Program was developed by Dr. George Mulcaire-Jones and Gonzaga and Paskazia Lubega, MLI Uganda Directors. This unique program helps couples build, renew, and repair their marriage partnership. After participating in the program, couples have the tools to reconcile, to be faithful, and to better communicate about key issues in their relationship such as sex and money. The Faithful House has been shown to improve respect for women, reduce levels of domestic violence, and enhance parenting skills. We have countless stories of couples whose lives changed after participating in the Faithful House program.
MLI also promotes secure families through its Couple Bead Method of Fertility Awareness, a cost-effective, easy-go-use natural family planning method that can be used by couples of all educational levels, including those who are illiterate. Natural family planning/fertility awareness helps a couple to space their children for maximum health and encourages men to be responsible partners in family planning. Developed by MLI, the Bead Method is used by thousands. It is taught as a standalone program in some cases, while other times it is incorporated into the Faithful House program.
Our approach is unique, and uniquely successful, as we build local partnerships, improve healthcare training and facilities, utilize a couple-based approach, and generate new solutions.