- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I just had to share with the Catholic Bees!
We finally went to Engaged Encounter this past weekend and made it through!
While neither of us was entirely thrilled to spend Valentine’s weekend with a bunch of other people and in separate dorms, it was a very good program.
My fiance was afraid that it would be lots of group sharing about our feelings, and it was very good at respecting the privacy of each couple with around 40 couples there.
The program here starts on Friday evening and lets out around 2 pm on Sunday.
Each session starts with about 40 minutes of presentation by a couple who not only go over the material, but add in anecdotes from their own experiences. Either the men or the women leave the room to separate and each person journals about the topic based on questions in the workbook, then you go find your other half, read each others’ journal and discuss the topic together.
My fiance and I left feeling reassured that we’d addressed most topics beforehand and felt more secure in other things from the weekend.
You never have to share your journaling with anyone other than your fiance.