Retrouvaille has a weekend January 8,9, and 10, 2016, in Pineville , Louisiana.
Retrouvaille, a French word for rediscovery or reawakening, is a ministry for couples in troubled marriages. You may be more familiar with Marriage Encounter, which is intended to enrich good, stable marriages. Retrouvaille is more like a lifeline for troubled or broken marriages and hurting couples. It is for married couples who are anxious about their marriage, alone or distant from their partner, disillusioned or bored in their marriage, or who are experiencing coldness or conflict.
Locally, Retrouvaille of Acadiana hosts 3 weekends per year followed by the 6 post-weekend sessions on Sunday afternoons. The weekends involve intensive work on communication skills and provide the foundation for the forgiveness and trust essential for rebuilding broken marriages. The six post-sessions frame up the concepts and provide practical solutions such as a method to resolve conflicts in a way that avoids the hurts of the past.
Retrouvaille is a peer ministry, meaning that all of the presenting couples are past attendees who came to Retrouvaille with marriages in trouble and who have first-hand experiences of the benefits that can result.
Retrouvaille is a Catholic ministry that is supported by the Diocese of Lafayette. It encourages individual and spiritual growth, but the ultimate goal is to reinstall in hurting couples the joy and satisfaction of sacramental marriage.
For more information or to register for the weekend, please contact Stacy or Donea Benandi at 985-714-2442-/2443; Judy or Steve Schwank at 318-641-1614; or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.