March 13, 2017
Amarillo—A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is scheduled Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2 at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center, 2100 North Spring.
For over four decades, Worldwide Marriage Encounter has been a leading movement in offering married couples the gift of a Weekend experience to enrich their relationship. The Weekend is now offered in more than 90 countries.
Here are five frequently asked questions about Worldwide Marriage Encounter:
Why is it called Worldwide Marriage Encounter?
The movement began as a way of improving communication between husbands and wives. But as insights grew, it became apparent that the techniques used in the sessions could benefit anyone whose vocation involves close, caring communication with others. It is considered the first marriage enrichment program and has been updated on a continual basis to reflect the current marriage environment.
Is there a specific religious focus to the Weekend?
Marriage Encounter does present God as a focus for successful Marriage. There are many faith expressions of Marriage Encounter Weekends—Catholic, as well as several Protestant denominations. While the Weekend may be presented in a given Faith expression, each is open to married couples with other religious beliefs. The opportunities of the Weekend go beyond the boundaries of any one expression.
Who is Worldwide Marriage Encounter for?
Any married couple who desires a richer, fuller life together. A marriage can never be too good. Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a marriage enrichment program, is designed to deepen and enrich the joys a couple share together, whether they have been married for only a short time, or for many years. Priests and other religious are also welcome and encouraged to attend!
Does the Weekend respect the privacy of each couple?
The weekend is oriented strictly to each individual couple. You concentrate on your spouse to such an extent that you are hardly aware of the other couples present. The presentations are given to the group as a whole. After each presentation, the husband and wife have time in the privacy of their room for their own personal discussion. There is no group sharing on the weekend.
How does a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend enhance a marriage?
The encounter weekend, a marriage enrichment program, teaches a communication technique which permits each couple to explore important areas of their relationship in a spirit of love and understanding. By continuing the newly acquired technique begun on the weekend, husband and wives continually grow closer together to live more joyful and purposeful lives.
The next Amarillo Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend will take place Friday, March 31, beginning at 7:30pm through 4:30pm on Sunday, April 2 at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center, 2100 North Spring. Married couples of all faiths are encouraged to attend, whether they are married a short time, or a very long time. Priests and religious are also encouraged to attend, to strengthen their relationship with God and the people they serve (their application fees are waived). For more information about the Weekend, contact Tung and Nanette Nguyen, at 505-400-0617 or 505-463-0261, or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application fee for attending this Weekend is $100 per couple. Space is limited, so early applications are encouraged. Couples, priests and religious may apply online at http://www.meAmarillo.org, or you may mail your name, address, phone number, email address and wedding date to Rick and Bev Feller, 6309 S. Frisco Rd, Mustang, OK 73064. The Fellers may also be contacted at 405-323-9119, or via email, email@example.com.