Ryan & I attended our Engaged Encounter this weekend. The website advised to go as early as possible in your engagement so that you have plenty of time to work out any issues and you have loads of time to work on your marriage skills. I am happy to report that we are still happily engaged. Hehe.
Truth be told, we had an amazing experience getting to know ourselves, each other, and our views on topics ranging from insecurities to family planning to forgiveness and all sorts of stuff in between. We met other wonderful couples that we intend to stay in touch with who will help us remain accountable for choosing a life-giving marriage. And we came away from the weekend in an even deeper love than we started.
The wrap-up of the weekend is about how as loving couples we should share the good news about being in love and choosing marriage as a sacrament. Words cannot describe the value in attending a weekend like this past. There is no price tag on strengthening your relationship. It is one of those things that you cannot convince others they should do, but you so desperately wish all of your friends would attend so that they too can be as prepared as possible.
So I decided to do a little series this week on the topics we discussed. I hope that each of you will read along each day to learn a little more about yourself and use the insight that we learned to help your own relationship.
Each day, I will post a page from our workbook. The page has an initial topic and then questions that delve deeper into the issue at hand. I challenge you to take 20 minutes out of your day to answer these questions. Single, Dating, Engaged, or Married. Your relationship status doesn't matter. What is written in your heart is what I urge you to discover!