Our Scholarship Fund enables returning military, unemployed and under-employed couples to attend a Marriage Encounter free of charge.
Since 1972, Marriage Encounter has had a rich tradition of celebrating, serving and saving marriages of couples in Minnesota and surrounding states, with a low-cost program, sustained by free-will or value-based donations. We are a very lean, inter-faith organization funded by the tax-deductible donations of attendees.
With 1 out of 2 marriages ending in divorce, it is evident families need help. The experience serves the spiritual and emotional needs of a husband and wife by helping them to openly and honestly communicate, without any group sharing, therapy or marriage counseling. The benefits of Marriage Encounter in our communities are: more stable, spiritual, growing and nurturing families and healther realtionships. Statistics show that an intact family contributes to the stable growth of children for generations to come. The future transformation of our world begins at the heart of society ~ the family.
Marriage Encounter helps build stronger marriages through better communication. Following are a few comments to; "Why did you come here?" and "What have you achieved?"
“This is a second marriage for both of us with four kids between us. We had no hope for our marriage and this weekend made us think and reconnect like never before. I can say we now have the tools and the mindset going forward to put Christ first and make this marriage work. If it wasn’t for the scholarship program, I don’t know what we would have done. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
“We wanted to make a good marriage better. We broke down walls, removed masks.”
“Our marriage was headed for divorce and more than anything I prayed we would prevent it and restore our love and marriage. We received peace, communication, love, kindness, graciousness and renewal.”
"Thank God for this program! We want to rebuild our marriage to have a good and strong foundation. Opened my mind to a new way to communicate with each other, renewed our love and rebuilt our marriage.”
“Our therapist encouraged us to attend to try to save our relationship. Hopefully I gained a partner who realizes that commitment and communication are vital to “us” working. Without these two ingredients you have no chance.”
“Stress on our relationship brought us here. Developed a better understanding of how my spouse feels.”
“A crisis in our marriage. A renewed vision and purpose for our marriage.”
“Holy Spirit brought us here. We received tools and guidance for our marriage future.”