Marriage Encounter is the most successful and dynamic marriage enrichment experience in the world today. Since its beginning in the United States in 1968, couples and priests have volunteered their time and energies to bring the Marriage Encounter Weekend to couples everywhere. Couples from all over the world have experienced the beauty and the gift of the weekend. They want to share that experience with you, because they found something worth passing on.
The Marriage Encounter weekend is a positive and personal experience offering married couples an opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives. It’s a chance to look deeply into their relationship with each other and with God. It’s a time to share their feelings, hopes and dreams with each other.
The emphasis of the Marriage Encounter weekend is on the communication between husbands and wives. It is not a time to look at the past, but rather to look to your future together. The weekend provides a conducive environment for couples to spend time together, away from the distractions and tensions of everyday life, while encouraging them to focus on each other and their relationship.
Marriage Encounter is a Catholic expression open to all happily married couples, regardless of faith, race, age, education, or financial status. It is not necessary that you be married in the church.