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National Minnesota Marriage Encounter History

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Marriage Encounter | 2 comments

National Minnesota Marriage Encounter History

Marriage Encounter began in 1952 in Barcelona Spain, Fr Gabriel Calvo was struck with two moving experiences that sparked the Marriage Encounter program. On one hand, Fr Calvo had couples coming to him with their problems, conflicts and tensions with each other and their families.  On the other hand, and at about the same time, Calvo came in contact with a group of young couples who deeply impressed him with the evidence of what marriage could be.  Their marriages were a picture of mutual...

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What Happens at a Marriage Encounter Weekend?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Front Blog Post | 5 comments

What Happens at a Marriage Encounter Weekend?

A Marriage Encounter consists of a series of presentations given by two facilitator couples.  The twelve talks center on various aspects of your marriage relationship. You will listen to presentations along with the other attending couples. After each talk you will be given questions pertaining to the presentation.  You will then begin your Personal Reflection (PR) time by separating and writing on the questions given relating to the topic.  After your PR time you will be reunited with your...

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Sharing Yourself

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Front Blog Post | 0 comments

Sharing Yourself

It’s really nobody’s fault. After the honeymoon, jobs demand your attention, bills need to be paid, kids arrive, and the busy-ness of today’s world begins to melt away the candy apple shine of a married couple’s “coupleness.” Eventually the busy-ness assumes a priority status, shoving your unique “coupleness” farther and farther down the list of priorities until married life becomes merely a whirlwind of “must do” demands. But nothing is more important than making time to...

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It’s All There In The Wedding Ceremony

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Front Blog Post | 0 comments

It’s All There In The Wedding Ceremony

After 6 years of dating, Josh and Bree got married last Saturday. It was a gorgeous Fall day with all the excitement of their wedding ceremony taking place in a beautiful cathedral nestled in the confines of a revered college campus. The gathered well wishers – including 235 friends and family and a jaunty priest sporting a delightful sense of humor – were mightily honored to share Josh and Bree’s first precious moments of marriage with them. And share them they did. They laughed, they...

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