Every year, CrossRoads offers the following for couples preparing to be married:
Engaged Encounter Weekend
Marriage is a real challenge. To fail in marriage is almost normal in our modern society. To build a great relationship challenges the depths of our love and maturity. Engaged Encounter helps you prepare for your life together after the wedding. Engaged Encounter is recognized, both nationally and internationally, as a quality, highly effective marriage preparation program designed to meet the needs of today’s engaged couples.
Engaged Encounter introduces couples to a communication technique they can use to effectively foster a deeper knowledge and understanding of one another. The presenters will teach some basic concepts and truths that will be invaluable to know in the first years of marriage. They will also share the joys, troubles and victories that they have encountered in their own marriages around these topics. You will then be given opportunities, alone as a couple, to discuss the challenges that you will face, such as maintaining open communication and resolving conflicts over such important matters as in-laws, money planning and sex.
Take the time to prepare for the rest of your life together! A Wedding is a Day... A Marriage is a Lifetime!
Next Engaged Encounter Weekend - April 27 - 29, 2018. Sign-in is between 6:30pm and 7:00pm on Friday night. The weekend will wrap up on Sunday at about 2:00pm.
Location: Camp Silversides, Gull Lake, AB
Things to Bring: Bedding, towels, toiletries, Bible
Cost: The total cost for the weekend is $250 per couple. Cost includes meals, accommodation and conference materials.
Need More Information? Contact Keren Leckie at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The topics covered were great. We’ve learned some important tools that we will carry with us into our marriage.”
“It was a great escape from wedding plans and a good way to make sure the key issues regarding marriage are covered before we enter into it.”
“I felt this was a safe place - a place to come and feel comfortable about discussing areas of needed improvement and plans for the future.”
“I loved the fellowship with the other couples.”
“We learned many things and have an excellent start to our journey together. I like how we continue to learn more and more about each other.”
“I really love the setup - the intensive focus on just us, minus the hype of the wedding and outside distractions.”
Prepare-Enrich a new way to prepare for marriage!
Using the Prepare/Enrich Canada tools along with trained facilitators, you can give your upcoming marriage a head start.
All Prepare-Enrich tools are designed for couples at any stage of life who are preparing to get married. The program helps identify each couple’s strengths and weaknesses, major sources of stress, and develops their communication and conflict-resolution skills.
A mentor couple with meet with you personally and, after completing an online inventory which covers all aspects of your relationship, will work with you through your unique strengths and challenges. The Prepare-Enrich inventory covers a number of areas that are important to healthy relationships. These include communication, conflict resolution, finances, sexuality, spirituality, couple closeness, parenting, and couple goals.
Complete this registration form here.
You will be contacted to set an appointment and arrange payment ($95/couple)
Couples should allow 4 months or more to complete the program before their wedding date. For more information please contact Deborah Carpenter at DeborahC@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.