Elizabeth & Fiancé
I have to say, after months of preparation and planning for our wedding, I was not looking forward to it. But I am SO glad that we went! It was a wonderful, valuable experience. The classes are led by two married couples that share their ups and downs of married life. If you’re lucky (as our group was), we also had Fr. Love come to speak to us. He said mass and even offered to hear confessions.
Be prepared for being emotionally and psychologically drained! It’s not a bunch of dogma smacked into your face – it’s quite the opposite. The Engaged Encounter teaches you and your future spouse how to navigate marriage in a practical manner and how to keep God at the center of your marriage.
The retreat was one of the best gifts my fiance and I could ever give to our marriage. There were many special and meaningful moments (I don’t want to spoil it, but you’ll learn what betrothal really means during this weekend and there’s a LOT of crying). Be honest with your future spouse – you only get out of the weekend what you put into it. Very thankful for this experience.