Celebrating 50 Years of Love: Marriage Encounter’s Unforgettable Evening with William Kent Krueger

Celebrating 50 Years of Love: Marriage Encounter’s Unforgettable Evening with William Kent Krueger

Dear Marriage Encounter Community,

With immense joy, we revisit the magical moments from the recent event at The Lowell Inn in Stillwater, which not only featured the wisdom of the esteemed New York Times best-selling author William Kent Krueger but also marked a special celebration – 50 incredible years of Marriage Encounter.

An Evening of Inspiration

On November 11th, couples gathered for an extraordinary night that promised not only the wisdom of a celebrated author but also the warmth of camaraderie and the joy of giving back. The event featured leisurely conversations, flavorful appetizers, and drinks, creating an atmosphere that encouraged the exploration of new depths in relationships.

William Kent Krueger: A Source of Wisdom

Attendees were privileged to share moments with William Kent Krueger, a literary maestro known for his New York Times best-selling novels. His insights into the intricacies of human relationships, love, and the journey of marriage added a unique and enriching layer to the event. From tales of adventure to the subtle nuances of love, Krueger’s words resonated with every individual in the room.

Capturing the Moments: Paul Dinndorf Photography

We extend our deepest gratitude to Paul Dinndorf Photography for encapsulating the magic of the evening in stunning visuals. The photographs not only freeze-framed the laughter, shared glances, and the warmth of connections but also became a testament to the commitment and dedication of the Marriage Encounter community.

50 Years of Love and Connection

As we celebrate 50 years of Marriage Encounter, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every person who has contributed to the cause. To the passionate individuals, the dedicated volunteers, and the countless couples who have attended Marriage Encounter over the years – thank you. Your commitment has been the bedrock of our journey, and your love has created a legacy of lasting connections.

Supporting a Cause

The evening was not only about personal growth and connection but also about contributing to a greater cause. A silent auction was held to support Minnesota Marriage Encounter, adding a philanthropic touch to an already delightful experience. The generous contributions from attendees will undoubtedly make a positive impact on the organization’s mission.

Relive the Moments

For those who attended this extraordinary evening, the memories are etched in the heart. For those who couldn’t make it, we invite you to experience the essence through the lens of Paul Dinndorf Photography. Each photograph is a narrative of love, joy, and the enduring spirit of Marriage Encounter.

In conclusion, we extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who has contributed to Marriage Encounter over the last 50 years. Your support has been instrumental in creating a community dedicated to strengthening marriages and fostering lasting connections. Here’s to the next 50 years of love, growth, and inspiring moments!

Warm regards,

Mary Jackson
Executive Director
Minnesota Marriage Encounter


Rekindle Your Flame: Celebrating 50 Years Of Minnesota Marriage Encounter

Rekindle Your Flame: Celebrating 50 Years Of Minnesota Marriage Encounter

As we celebrate the golden jubilee of Minnesota Marriage Encounter, we invite you on November 11, 2023 to join us at The Lowell Inn in Stillwater for a memorable evening with Best-Selling New York Times Author William Kent Krueger. An evening to remember, an evening to reignite the spark in your marriage, and an evening filled with delightful experiences.

An evening with William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger, the #1 bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the renowned Cork O’Connor series, will be our esteemed guest for the evening. Discover the secrets to reigniting your marriage at this special event. Krueger’s books have not only topped the best-seller charts but also helped numerous couples revive their relationships. This is your chance to interact with him and maybe even get a signed copy of his latest book!

What’s in store for you?

Immerse yourself in an evening of leisurely conversations, flavorful appetizers, and refreshing drinks. Participate in a silent auction to support the noble cause of Minnesota Marriage Encounter. It’s not just an event; it’s an experience that brings together like-minded people under one roof to celebrate love and companionship. But remember, seating is limited, so secure your spot today before it’s too late.


Event Details

The VIP Meet & Greet commences from 6:00pm – 6:30pm, providing a unique opportunity to interact with William Kent Krueger personally. Following this, the main event will unfold from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Everything is set to take place at the beautiful Lowell Inn located at 102 2nd St N, Stillwater, MN 55082.


Ticket Information

For those who want to make this evening extra special, we have a limited number of VIP tickets available at $35 per ticket. This includes the exclusive meet and greet session with William Kent Krueger. General Admission tickets are available at $25 per ticket. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity! Secure your spot today and join us in celebrating love and marriage.

You can buy your tickets online here. We can’t wait to celebrate this significant milestone with you and help you rekindle the flame in your marriage.


Upgrade Your Marriage – It’s Time For A ‘Check-In’

Upgrade Your Marriage – It’s Time For A ‘Check-In’

Maintaining a healthy and thriving marriage must be a significant aspect of one’s life. Just as individuals invest in their physical health and professional development, nurturing a strong marital bond requires continuous effort and attention. Here are some informal insights on what couples can do to help their marriages flourish.

First and foremost, effective communication is the cornerstone of a successful marriage. Couples should make an effort to listen actively and express themselves honestly. This involves not only discussing everyday matters but also sharing their hopes, dreams, and concerns. A regular “check-in” where couples set aside time to connect emotionally can work wonders. 

Another key element is quality time together. Life can get hectic, but carving out moments for each other is vital. Whether it’s a date night, a weekend getaway, or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home, these moments foster intimacy and strengthen the marital bond. Furthermore, embracing flexibility and compromise is crucial. No two people are identical, and disagreements are inevitable. However, approaching conflicts with a willingness to find common ground and make concessions can help resolve issues constructively. 

Lastly, never underestimate the power of small gestures of love and appreciation. A loving text message, a surprise gift, or a heartfelt compliment can go a long way in reinforcing affection and reminding each other of the love that brought them together.

Nurturing a marriage involves proactive steps like open communication, quality time, compromise, and regular expressions of love and appreciation. Just as one invests in personal health and career, investing in a marriage will lead to a fulfilling and lasting relationship.

In conclusion, thousands of couples have benefitted from attending a Marriage Encounter. Here’s just two of thousands of evaluations:

“We have been to different counseling sessions with some success. Our marriage was deeply in need of help! This weekend was such a blessing! I really believe you just saved another marriage. I cannot wait to share with our kids and our friends. A weekend filled with laughter, pain, tears, joy, forgiveness, and understanding. Powerful ~ powerful weekend for us both. THANK YOU!”

“This weekend has most likely saved our marriage.  Our gratitude is immeasurable.  I wish we were able to donate and hope to do so one day.  However, getting here was a stretch for us as we did not know about the scholarship program.  It literally was a do or die time for us.  We scraped together what we had and took a leap of faith.  We will continue to pray for Marriage Encounter and all of the couples who are given unbelievable hope through this program.”

Let us help you build the marriage of your dreams. Plan now to attend the October 14-15 or the December 9-10 Marriage Encounter. Register online today.

Build Love and Support in Your Relationship: Rekindle Romance with Minnesota Marriage Encounter

Build Love and Support in Your Relationship: Rekindle Romance with Minnesota Marriage Encounter

Hey there! In the warmth of August let’s talk about heating up our marriages. It’s totally understandable that not everyone might appreciate the advice to work on their marriage for it to flourish. Relationships can be quite complex and personal, and what works for one couple might not necessarily resonate with another. The idea of putting effort into a marriage to make it thrive is often rooted in the belief that any strong and lasting bond requires ongoing care, communication, and understanding.

However, it’s important to recognize that each relationship is unique, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Some folks might feel that the phrase “you must work on your marriage if you want it to grow” oversimplifies the challenges they might be facing. They could be dealing with issues that extend beyond just putting in effort – factors like personal circumstances, external stressors, or even compatibility can come into play.

It’s also worth considering not everyone might have been exposed to the concept of working on a marriage as a positive thing. Societal norms, cultural backgrounds, and personal experiences can shape people’s views on relationships. For instance, some individuals might come from environments where marriage is seen as a fixed institution, and the idea of actively working on it could feel foreign or unnecessary.

Ultimately, the most important thing is for individuals and couples to find what resonates with them and what works for their specific situation. Whether they choose to embrace the idea of working on their marriage or approach it from a different angle, the key is open communication, empathy, and a willingness to adapt and grow together. Each journey is unique, and there’s no one right way to nurture a marriage ~ it’s all about finding what feels right for you and your partner. Discovering two or three issues the two of you commit to working on.

Let us help you build the marriage of your dreams. Plan now to attend the October 14-15 or the December 9-10 Marriage Encounter. Register online today. 

Embracing Uniqueness: The Key to a Fulfilling Marriage

Embracing Uniqueness: The Key to a Fulfilling Marriage

A great marriage is not about finding two flawless individuals who fit together seamlessly, rather, it’s about embracing and cherishing the uniqueness and imperfections of each partner.

In any relationship, there will be differences in personalities, interests, opinions, and ways of approaching life. Instead of trying to change one another or seeking perfection, a healthy and successful marriage involves learning to appreciate and celebrate these differences. It’s about respecting each other’s individuality and understanding that those distinctions can enrich the relationship rather than hinder it.

By embracing and celebrating their differences, a couple can complement each other’s strengths and support each other’s weaknesses. They learn to communicate effectively, compromise, and find common ground, making the bond between them stronger. It’s not an easy journey but it is definitely worth the struggle to achieve the marriage of your dreams!

In essence, a great marriage is a journey of growth, understanding, and acceptance. It’s about learning from one another, finding joy in the uniqueness of the partnership, and building a loving and harmonious life together.

Give the best gift possible to your marriage by attending a Marriage Encounter on October 14-15 or December 9-10!

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