Next Events


Nov 17-19, 2017
Mt. Carmel
7020 Stanley Ave.
Niagara Falls, ON
L2G 7B7

*Registration required by Nov 7, 2017.
Applications received later will be considered according to availability.


Apr 27-29, 2018
Jericho House


Nov 9-11, 2018
Mt. Carmel


*Please Note: Registration is not guaranteed until non-refundable $50.00 application fee has been received. Fee may be transferred to another of our weekends if unable to attend.


 

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If you have any questions about our Weekends, donations, or volunteering please use the contact for below to email us. Click the registration link above to register for a weekend.
Marriage Encounter

 

Marriage Encounter Weekend

    There’s no such thing as a perfect marriage
            Every relationship can use a little work---a tweak here or there.
                  There’s benefit in coming together to learn from one another and be encouraged.

A great opportunity is coming up soon for you and your spouse to do just that with the Mennonite & Brethren Marriage Encounter Weekend. Couples can look forward to a weekend away from distractions of work, life and family in order to focus on each other and their marriage relationship. Even though the presentations are done in a group setting, the weekend is very personal between husband and wife, with much time given for couples to encounter one another in new ways-- with new tools of communication and sharing


  • Marriage Encounter weekends are intensely personal and hearing volunteer leader couples share about their marriage relationship often helps participants open up to their spouse in new ways. We've heard that some couple’s marriages were heading toward divorce as they’d stopped communicating, but the Encounter experience gave them new ways to listen and talk together. Others have benefited from the chance to talk deeply when they are in a new stage of marriage, such as early parenting or empty nest.
 Marriage Encounter weekends have been appreciated by those who are married 5 years, and those married 50 years!  So it's really for someone who wants to strength their marriage relationship, whether it's a good marriage or one that needs some help.

 

  • Participants gather Friday evening and the weekend wraps up Sunday afternoon, which includes a time of worship. Sessions continue throughout the whole weekend, and include some sharing by volunteer couples, followed by personal time for couples to reflect and then share with their spouse on the topic of that session. All meals are provided --- and each couple has their own room with a private bathroom. Meal times and breaks give opportunity for couples to interact with other couples or to take that time for relaxation such as going for a walk outdoors with your spouse.
                      



What Participants Are Saying

"Wonderful (Weekend), wish we had done it a long time ago."

"It is a great program given by loving and caring couples."

"Would recommend to others."

"Thank you for a life-changing experience. God’s hands were present the entire weekend."

"This was an excellent time for us as a couple."