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Marriage Enrichment

"My wife and I feel like we did when we just got married."


My wife and I stumbled onto World Wide Marriage Encounter. You probably already know this but if not, it’s a weekend away to a place where 3 couples and a Catholic priest present information that is intended to refresh your marriage, improve marital communication and give you the tools to take home to make the rest of your lives together much happier. It’s also great for priests and members of religious communities. I was very skeptical.

Well the "wow" is because it was so awesome. We loved it so much and already made of list of people that we think would also love it. I have already sent information about it to 14 other couples and a priest. When we went, there were 20 other couples ranging in age from 30’s to 70’s. The 3 presenting couples and the priest are all amazing people, dynamic speakers, and just all around wonderful, caring, and giving people. The weekend was so very powerful and rewarding. My wife and I feel like we did when we just got married. Even if your marriage is perfect (and no one's marriage is perfect) it's still great. Please know that the priest and the presenting 3 couples are 100% volunteer, its 100% non-profit, no one makes money, and it’s just a great thing. Every married couple deserves the blessing of this weekend no matter how long they have been married, even newlyweds. It seems they have these weekends all over and often. If you haven’t tried it, go for it!!! You will love it.

In Christ,

Tim & Rita

Learn more about Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends

Taking time to renew and deepen your relationship with your spouse builds a much happier and longer marriage. The Diocese of Manchester wants your marriage to stay as blessed as the day you said, “I do.” Therefore, we offer several resources ranging from where to get advice on your marriage or where the two of you can attend a seminar focusing on such aspects as increasing intimacy, enhancing personal growth, mutual fulfillment, and family wellness. 

  • Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends is an enrichment experience for good Christian marriages, offering married couples an opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives. (Couples of all faith expressions are always welcome!)
  • Retrouvaille...A Lifeline for Marriage: Retrouvaille programs offer tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program.
  • Foundations is a newsletter for newly married couples published bimonthly by the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministries. Download a copy of the newsletter at www.foundationsnewsletter.net.
  • Making Marriage Better (Article): Spouses can rekindle the romance and strengthen the bond of their marriage (pdf)
  • ForYourMarriage.org: Resources for living happily ever after.

For more information, please contact:
Derek McDonald
Director of Family Life Ministries
(603) 663-0171

Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

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