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February 25, 2013

Marriage Encounter Weekend

This past weekend, Marie and I attended a Lutheran Marriage Encounter weekend, part of a larger ministry called Worldwide Marriage Encounter. I've really wanted to attend a marrige retreat with Marie for a long time, and when this retreat popped up on the Daily Announcements for the sem saying there was a discount for us it was hard to turn down.

I had no idea what to expect. I have never been to a marriage retreat before nor had I heard anything about LME or WME. So we went with no expectations nor any idea what we would be doing. My first impression when we first arrived was, "What did we get ourselves into?" I was nervious and uncertian. However, after we started I began relaxing.

I don't want to give to much away for those couples interested, but I will say it was a physically and emotionally exhausting weekend. But I am glad that Marie and I went. I ended up realizing I was holding back part of myself from things that happened in our past. I wasn't even aware of this and confessed this to Marie and asked her forgiveness. It really helped us bond and connect and gave us the tools to really be one. I highly reccomend people to go to a LME or WME weekend!

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