What have you done for your relationship lately?
Happily ever after doesn’t have to be a fairy tale. A great marriage can lead to true happiness. But great marriages take work, and on a Marriage Encounter Weekend you’ll develop the tools you need to restore communication, renew your commitment and rekindle your romance.
Q. Who should attend?
A. A married man and woman, regardless of age, who want the best possible relationship! If you’ve been married less than one year, we suggest you consider attending an Engaged Encounter Weekend.
A. A $100 non-refundable application fee is required with all 2015 applications. At the end of the weekend, the remaining costs will be explained, and you will be given the opportunity to make a freewill donation. The total cost generally runs between $350-$550. If you’d like to know the cost of a specific Marriage Encounter Weekend in advance, the reservation couple can answer your questions. After registering online, the reservation couple will contact you, and you can ask them about the cost at that time. Or, you can call 866.633.3862 to request contact information for the reservation couple for any weekend you're interested in attending. Back to Top
A. This is a couple-oriented experience comprised primarily of presentations followed by private couple reflection time. It is not a Bible study, lecture series or social weekend. This private and quiet weekend lets you and your spouse concentrate on each other — deepening your awareness of each other and the importance of God in your marriage.
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A. Couples from all faith expressions and those with no church affiliation are welcome. Back to Top
A. Weekend presentations include:
• Exploring Our Personality Styles
• Communicating Our Feelings
• Dealing with the Stresses in the World
• Learning What it Means to Really Listen
• Understanding God’s Plan for
• Keeping Our Relationship a Priority
• And More
The focus is on each other as you learn to
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A. Trained, certified volunteer couples will present the topics and share their own life experiences in each of the topic areas. Many teams have more than 10 years of experience presenting in these areas. Back to Top
A. After each session, you and your spouse will have the opportunity to return to the privacy of your own room to discuss the concepts that were presented. At no point will either of you be required to share in a group setting.
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A. After applying for a Weekend, you will be contacted by the reservation couple with more details, but as a general rule, registration will be around 6 p.m. on Friday evening. The presentations will begin around 7 p.m. Friday evening and will continue through Sunday afternoon around 3 or 4 p.m. Please contact the reservation couple for your Weekend for specific details of that Weekend. Back to Top
A. You are encouraged to bring your own snacks and drinks for your room. In most areas, water and coffee are provided in the presentation room. There will be no meal provided on Friday night, but you will be served three meals on Saturday and two meals on Sunday. Back to Top
A. You bet! There's a Marriage Encounter community of people who have already been encountered, and many of them have monthly get togethers where they can find support from other couples who have made the commitment to keep their marriages a priority. They'd love to have you join them. Plus, we offer a variety of resources on this website. Back to Top