Lutheran Marriage Encounter

Posted on May 16, 2009

A Weekend Of Discovery… A Life Time Of Love!

October 16-18, 2009

Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekends are for husbands & wives who are in love and want to make that love even stronger.  The Weekend is an opportunity for husbands & wives to get away from the every day hassles.  It is a time to focus on their lives together.  The Weekend improves communication between husbands and wives.  Three Lutheran lay couples and a Lutheran clergy couple lead the Weekend.  They help the husbands & wives become more sensitive to the needs of each other.  The Weekend is a rich experience that touches those married 5 years or long enough to be grandparents.  It is a very private experience.  Husbands & wives practice the communication skills in the privacy of their own rooms.  The Weekend is not group oriented.  There are no group discussions.  It is for any couple that is in love and wants to continue living together in the vows they made on their wedding day.

Marriage Encounter is the world’s largest pro-marriage organization.  Over 2 million couples have attended weekends in over 65 countries.  Over 80,000 couples have attended Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekends.  Over 2000 Lutheran clergy couples have attended.

The Weekend is not just an educational event.  Couples will hear about the life experiences of the couples leading the weekend.  After each presentation couples will reflect on how the topic has been part of their lives.  After individual reflection, couples return to the privacy of their hotel rooms to communicate together.   What makes the weekend a powerful experience is the openness of the presentations and the universality of the topics.  This environment encourages couples to be lovingly open with each other.  During the course of the weekend the husbands & wives practice using techniques for individual reflection and couple communications.  Because there are no group discussions, each couple starts communicating at the level they are currently comfortable and works to become more open.   The weekend is a very personal and private experience.

The Weekend begins on Friday at 7:30 pm and ends on Sunday evening at about 5 pm.  The application fee is $45.  During the Weekend there is an opportunity to make an anonymous contribution to cover the Weekend expenses.   Applications after 30 days prior to the weekend are as space is available.  For more information talk to Pastor, call Herb & Betty Doller (972-780-0920, HerbDoller {at} sbcglobal(.)net, info {at} LME-dfw(.)org) or Allen & Jeannine Gray (817-913-3615), allenandjeanninegray {at} yahoo(.)com.  To apply call Chris & Roger Williams (972-530-1218), Application {at} lme-dfw(.)org). More info at: