Join millions of couples around the world who
have experienced a Marriage Encounter weekend.
Do you remember the passion and closeness your relationship had
when you were dating or even when you were newlyweds?
A Marriage Encounter weekend gives you the tools to get that feeling back,
and to keep it forever.
to make your
a great one.
Here are some frequently asked questions
about the Marriage Encounter weekend.
This could be THE Weekend for the two of you to Explore, Rediscover, and Reconnect. Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend getaway that helps married couples rediscover themselves as individuals and as a couple. Participant explore their relationship with each other, their spouse, and their family. The Weekend format helps couples communicate openly and honestly, without group sharing, therapy or marriage counseling.
Great Marriages Don't Just Happen, Couples Make Them!
All marriages need attention, effort and nurturing. Worldwide Marriage Encounter provides an opportunity to explore your relationship together and find ways to make it more fulfilling and stronger for a lifetime. On a Worldwide Marriage Encounter, you get away from the distractions of everyday life and focus on each other. The team couples set an atmosphere for open and loving communication. They model the method, and share their own life experiences, making it easier for spouses to talk with each other.
What happens on the weekend?
You will hear presentations about many different aspects of married life. Youíre also given related questions for private personal reflection as a couple and shown techniques for better communication.
Who should go on the weekend?
If you want your marriage to be the best it can be you should go on the weekend, however itís not marriage counseling and if your relationship is in trouble there are other programs designed just for you.
Who presents or runs the weekend?
The weekend is presented by three married couples & a priest.
Does it matter what religion I am?
When and where do the weekends take place?
When does it start and end?
The weekend runs from 8 pm on Friday to 4 pm on Sunday.
Do we stay there overnight, or do we go home?
Rooms are provided for everyone to stay the 2 nights (Fri & Sat).
Are our meals provided during the weekend?
3 meals are provided on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday.
How did Marriage Encounter start?
Please check the History page to learn the answer to this one.
What is the cost of the weekend?
A $50 non-refundable registration fee confirms your reservation.
At the end of the weekend, each couple is given a blank envelope
and asked to make a donation to cover the costs of their weekend.
No couple is ever turned away because of lack of funds.
How do I make a reservation?
Visit the Contact page to learn who to call or e-mail.
The priest offers a different perspective than married couples on the topics
presented. He can also offer spiritual support from a Catholic perspective,
but all faiths are welcome because the concepts presented are universal.
If you feel you can only attend a weekend presented by your own faith,