United Methodist Marriage/Engaged Encounter

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Attending an Engaged Encounter Weekend was one of the best things you could do for your marriage! After spending all that time and money planning for your wedding, which will be just one day, we're glad you made the commitment and took the time to improve your communication at an engagement retreat. Congrats. 

If you'd like to let others know what the weekend meant to your relationship, we'd love to have your testimonial. It might be displayed on this website or on other marketing materials.

Following are some resources to help you further prepare for your marriage relationship. Plus, some ideas to help you promote Engaged Encounter to your friends, family members, church community, colleagues — and anyone you'd like to invite to attend an upcoming Engaged Encounter retreat. 

Top 10 Tips for a Good Marriage

10. Talk, talk, talk. Think, think think.
9. Crow goes down better warm
8. Love the other one’s family
7. Be eager for the other’s 
career success
6. Figure out the other’s 
love language and speak it
5. Use the means of grace
4. Join a small accountability 
group of Christians
3. Never mention the "d" word
2. If and when children come, 
be a team
1. Love, cherish and honor

By Scott J. Jones, Bishop, Great Plains Area,
The United Methodist Church

Engaged Encounter
Couple Surveys

Financial Survey     Intimacy Survey

Personality Survey

How to Invite

  • Church bulletin announcements
  • Facebook (and Join our EEUM Facebook group!)
  • Twitter
  • Emails
  • Christmas letters
  • Host an Event (wine & cheese gathering, dessert party, romantic dinner)
  • Give others a gift certificate for their EE Weekend application fee
  • Raffle off an EE Weekend registration
  • Make an announcement at church (or arrange for someone else to do so)
  • Put EE brochures at your church and businesses
  • Ask to have your church website link to www.encounter.org/engaged/ee-details/

Plan Now to Attend a Marriage Encounter Weekend

That's right, any time after your first year of marriage, we invite you to pick a Marriage Encounter Weekend date that works for you. Continue to build on what you started at your Engaged Encounter Weekend!

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