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Marriage Encounter – “Freeing! A fantastic time to connect…”

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The Ministry of Marriage Encounter traces its roots back to Spain in the 1950s. Fr. Gabriel Calvo, a Catholic Priest, wanted a means whereby the married couples under his care could learn to communicate better within their married relationship. More importantly, Fr. Calvo wanted these couples to understand the crucial role God plays in a healthy marriage. The intense, interactive weekend known, worldwide, as Marriage Encounter is the result. The Warm Beach encounter is the oldest Marriage Encounter expression in the northwest, dating back nearly 50 years. God continues to use this special weekend to touch the hearts of men and women who seek His best for their marriages.

Marriage Encounter is distinguished from other marriage workshops and seminars by the very real way each participating couple is involved. Rather than merely listening for information, husbands and wives are guided into discussions wherein they explore 12 crucial aspects of marriage with their spouses in the safety and privacy of their individual rooms. Guided by both lay and clergy couples who openly share their own personal experiences in these areas, the Encounter couples experience a safe, nurturing setting where they can truly open up to one another and receive God’s forgiveness, healing, and empowerment.

Here’s how the Marriage Encounter experience touched some peoples’ lives so far this year:

[quote author=”Past Attendees” source=””]“Freeing!  Enlightening!  It was a fantastic time to connect with my husband with the distractions of the world left behind.  A greater sense of my husband’s feelings and love for me was experienced. I gained skills on sharing deeper feelings and recognizing and responding to his feelings.”
“I have been able to share things with my wife that I had not been able to articulate well before.”[/quote]

Marriage Encounter works best when a couple brings a good marriage they wish to take to an even higher level. However, Marriage Encounter has also proven to be a healing environment where troubled marriages can find relief. Countless letters from Encounter couples have borne witness to the amazing ways God has restored broken relationships. Bottom line—virtually every marriage can benefit, deeply, from a Marriage Encounter weekend.

To register and for more information: [register url=”/programs/adult-programs/marriage-envounter”]Marriage Encounter 2015[/register]

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