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Typical Comments of Attending Couples:
We went on our weekend not really knowing what to expect, but hoping to learn better communication skills. What we "found" while on our weekend were feelings that we had buried for quite awhile. We have renewed love & excitement for our relationship that we didn't even realize was missing. Our experience is, already, being reflected in the entire family. It's contagious - we want to pass it on!

When we were dating - 12 years ago - I was definitely in la-la land. I was so in love. This weekend, I took a vacation back to la-la land. I felt the same pitty-pat, hazy-in-love feelings again. It was wonderful to ignite the flame again.


Our weekend helped us to rediscover God's purpose for our marriage and our lives. The love that we have to share has grown to a level that I never knew was possible before.

The blessings that we received from the presenting couples were awesome. We need loving role models in our lives. I pray that we can share our love to other couples.

The weekend was exhausting! I wouldn't say it was even fun. . . it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I would do it again in an instant. These lessons will be with us for a long, loving life.


Marriage Encounter changed my perspective on marriage. I can share my feelings and do it in a manner and in a way that doesn't threaten my spouse or myself. It's OK to feel - and now, it's OK to express them as well.


We were so blessed by our weekend. We felt a closeness we hadn't experienced in years. When talking to my friends I think my key experience was "I always knew he loved me, but I didn't know how much he loved me." Even after 25 years, you can feel the spark!


Marriage Encounter was so great for us in a number of ways. We learned a new way of communicating. We reconnected as a couple. But also very important to us was being celebrated as a couple. As a young couple we really hadn't yet found other couples and we needed that support. Marriage Encounter has provided that loving community for us.

Marriage Encounter United Methodist is an affiliate of World Wide Marriage Encounter and the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church.

 

 
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