Comments from Experts: (Couple Comments are Below)
"Engaged Encounter is the best marriage preparation program in communication for engaged couples of any denomination in the U.S."
Michael J. McManus, author of the book, "Marriage Savers", syndicated columnist in 100 newspapers and radio commentator.
"We believe that Engaged Encounter is an opportunity for engaged couples to truly connect with one another on important topics and issues without being distracted by daily life."
Sheri & Bob Stritof, authors of "The Everything Great Marriage Book", and the Marriage Guides at http://marriage.about.com.
What Other Engaged Couples Have Said:
"We both really enjoyed this weekend and the time spent together talking, praying and loving. We definitely recommend this weekend to others."
"I thought this was an excellent experience for us to grow as a couple and learn more about each other. Hearing the presenting couples open their lives and hearts to us helped me open up my heart and share. I think we learned many skills that will assist us in having a successful, open and loving marriage."
"This weekend has brought us closer together. We have always been a close and loving couple, but this weekend helped us communicate better."
"We both had a great experience this weekend. We've been together for a long time, and felt we knew all there was to know about each other, but this weekend helped us to learn even more! The structured format caused us to both think about issues in a way we had not before. As a result we grew even closer."
"The most important part of the weekend was really sitting down and reflecting on our past together, while making a pledge to continue to be open with each other in every facet of our lives. I think this weekend will allow us to consciously focus on meeting each other's needs and uniting as one."
"This has been an absolutely wonderful experience. We wish to thank the presenting couples for sharing their stories. We leave this weekend with renewed strength as our wedding approaches."
Athough one of us is not Catholic, we were a bit nervous at first, but quickly came to find out how open and great our weekend would be. It will really help strengthen our relationship. We gained a deeper love and commitment to one another. We truly appreciate all you've done."
"We both felt that the choice to attend an Engaged Encounter weekend is the best decision we have made. It has helped us to find each other on a more spiritual level. Thank you & God bless."
"We greatly enjoyed spending quality time together this weekend. It allowed us to discuss many issues / topics without distractions. We feel closer to each other and God through this experience."
"This weekend helped us to refocus on the important things in our life – our faith in God and our love for one another. Thank you so much for sharing your time and personal experiences with us."
This was an outstanding weekend. Clearly very valuable. I learned so much and we truly grew closer together and bonded in a special way this weekend. Thank you for the invaluable communication techniques."
"I have been very touched by this weekend and I have been able to refocus on the lifelong committment that I am about to make. This weekend was a perfect time to escape wedding plans and focus on the most important things - us, our marriage and God."
"We were hesitant to come to a weekend, and truthfully were dreading it, but instead, we thought this weekend was amazing! It was so well planned and organized. We both appreciate the time & energy put into it. Most of all, the weekend brought us closer as a couple and helped us to discuss things we had not yet discussed. We feel strengthened in our relationship and are so glad we came."