What is Marriage Encounter

Marriage Encounter weekend is a chance for you as a husband and wife to come away from the pressures, hurriedness, and routine of everyday living and concentrate on each other. It is for couples who recognize that good marriages don't "just happen"; good marriages require time alone together, away from distractions, where the two of you can focus on your relationship.

Marriage Encounter is a Christian lay movement open to couples of all faiths. God's standards for marriage are emphasized throughout the weekend. It lasts from friday evening through late Sunday afternoon.

Will my privacy be respected?

We guarantee it! Marriage Encounter is oriented strictly to individual couple interaction; not group dynamics. Any discussions you have as a couple will always be done in the privacy of your own room.

Do I have to say anything publicly?

Never. That's a promise. The only"public speaking" will be from the Marriage Encounter Team Couples, as they share insight from their own personal marriage experiences.

Who can attend?

Any husband and wife. We honestly think Marriage Encounter is for every marriage - it's that good! Whether you've been married one year or fifty, you can benefit from Marriage Encounter. Even the best marriage can find new meaning and deepened love and joy. There is no age limit; any couple is welcome.

What if we already have a good marriage?

Congratulations! You will get a lot of out it precisely BECAUSE you bring a lot to it.

I've known other couples who attended; why does it seem they are sometimes "evasive" about details of the weekend?

That's a hard question to answer without sounding evasive ourselves! Our guess is that people don't give you all the details because it is such a personal experience and they just want you as a couple to discover the specialness of the weekend for yourself.

What is the Cost?

A $45 per couple non-refundable registration and deposit fee will confirm your reservation. At the conclusion of the weekend, our expenses will be explained and you will be given an opportunity to make a free-will donation. However, no one is ever refused an Encounter weekend due to the lack of funds.