What Happens

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What Happens

A Marriage Encounter experience begins with an event held at a hotel or retreat center. For a weekend event, couples arrive at a designated hotel on Friday evening, about 7:00 pm, and leave on Sunday afternoon, about 4:00 pm. The experience begins Friday evening – promptly at 8:00 pm – after each couple has checked in and is unpacked. No meal is provided on Friday. We encourage couples to bring their preferred snacks and beverages to keep in their room or bring with them to the presentations for their comfort.

Marriage Encounter is designed to be presented to couples in a group setting with opportunities following each presentation for couples to privately work together practicing their new communication tools. Meals are catered and also provided in a group setting to maintain the program’s time schedule.

The experience consists of presenting learning modules to couples, and builds continuously from module to module, to incorporate all the unique tools taught to improve communication skills. Following each learning module, couples have private time alone together for reflection and discussion.

Meals and/or breaks are provided for each group setting.

Some of the topics covered include feelings, personality styles, stresses from the world around us, listening, God’s desire for marriage, and how to continue using the communication tools at home.

Upcoming Events

Brooklyn Center, MN

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - February 18 @ 5:00 pm

Grand Island, NE

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - February 25 @ 5:00 pm

Myrtle Beach, SC

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - March 4 @ 5:00 pm

Birch Run, MI

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - March 11 @ 5:00 pm

Lancaster, PA

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - March 18 @ 3:00 pm

St. Cloud, MN

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - April 8 @ 5:00 pm




“Our three kids are delighted that Mommy & Daddy smile and laugh more since our Marriage Encounter experience!”

“We were apprehensive about what we were getting into, but Marriage Encounter truly renewed our relationship.”

“The tools we learned to use during our Marriage Encounter experience have improved our relationship a hundredfold.”

“We approached Marriage Encounter as an experiment – wondering if it could really help our communication. All we can say now is WOW!”