Our 2017 Marriage Saving Weekends:
Sept 29-October 1
Prices are $300 for The Weekend plus a goodwill offering. The price includes lodging, food, teaching and all materials.
Weekends are being held at the Prince Conference Center on the Calvin College Campus,
1800 East Beltline SE
Grand Rapids, MI.
Followup POST sessions will be held in Grand Rapids, MI.
Please email us for more information or go to Retrouvaille.org to begin the registration process now!
What is a Retrouvaille Weekend?
First, let me tell you what a Retrouvaille weekend is not...
A Retrouvaille weekend is not a retreat, nor is it marriage "counseling" or a "sensitivity" group. There are no group dynamics or group discussions on the weekend. It is not a time for hurting but is in fact a time for healing.
Retrouvaille is for couples experiencing marital problems who are considering separation or divorce as well as those having problems in thier marriage. Retrouvaille is for couples who have a desire to heal, and rediscover the love they once had.
The main emphasis of the Retrouvaille program is on communication, rediscovery, healing and forgiveness.
A typical Retrouvaille program combines a Weekend experience with a series of six POST follow-up sessions.
During the WEEKEND, you will be taught Retrouvaille principals by a team consisting of three couples and a priest or minister, all of whom have been through the Retrouvaille program themselves. We are a peer ministry. None of us are professional counselors, but we have all had our times of trouble and using Retrouvaille helped us. Aftger presentations couples discuss issues in private, not in the group setting.
Retrouvaille is Catholic in origin however you do not need to be Catholic to attend the Retrouvaille program. We will not try to convert you, that is not our mission. Our mission and emphasis is on saving marriages.
Retrouvaille of Grand Rapids is a Christ-centered ministry affiliated with Retrouvaille International, a 35-year-old organization with roots in the Catholic Church. Called by Pope Benedict “the guardians of hope…for couples who have lost all hope,” the Retrouvaille program offers an opportunity for couples to break out of the cycle of despair and loneliness that takes over in a troubled marriage.