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Marriage Encounter/Marriage Restored

Assemblies of God Marriage Encounter is a weekend away from home, family, and responsibilities. Here, in a comfortable, secluded environment, a couple is guided in the discovery of a new way of communication that will help them know each other better.
 
Marriage Encounter is not a retreat, but a program designed to give couples opportunity to examine their lives together, their strengths and weaknesses, and their attitudes toward each other and their families.
 
Marriage Encounter is based on the belief that the marriage relationship is the most significant, most intimate relationship on earth.
 
MarriageRestored is a program for couples who have experienced adultery, addiction, pornography, separation, or other marriage-threatening circumstances.
 
Here are some comments from the couples on the Fort Myers, FL MarriageRestored weekend.
 
“We gained additional insight into God’s plan and design for our marriage. The power of communication — putting down our feelings on paper has been powerful and a very effective tool for us.”
 
“The technique that we found most valuable was using letters to communicate to each other and focusing on our feelings as we dialogue. We have both benefited so much from the testimonies and techniques that we heard this weekend. Thank you so much for your openness.”
 
“Our marriage was truly in a crisis. My wife had moved out of our home because she thought she had to separate us — it was volatile and in turmoil. The weekend offered us an opportunity to face our issues and to call on God to take charge. The impact here was no less than a miracle. I had little hope of finding reconciliation. We once were lost, but now we are found.”
 
“We were able to open up to one another that is open up in dialogue only after opening up in writing. We have gained a mutual respect for one another.”
 
“We have gained our marriage value of what God wants us to be! We have learned more in this past weekend than what we’ve had in the past 8½ years together. Thank you for being obedient to the God in the worst times of your lives! We appreciate you!
 
For information on Assemblies of God Marriage Encounter visit: http://www.agme.org/index.html.
 
For information on Assemblies of God MarriageRestored visit: http://www.marriagerestored.com/

 

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