A Retrouvaille weekend for couples in troubled marriages will be held in the Acadiana area May 6-8.
Retrouvaille is French for rediscovery or reawakening. Retrouvaille is a Catholic ministry and encourages individual and spiritual growth, and the ultimate goal is to reinstall in hurting couples the joy and satisfaction of sacramental marriage.
The weekend 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. The experience involves intensive work on communication skills and provides 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 firsthand experience of the benefits that can result.
For more information or to register for the weekend, please contact community coordinators Stacy or Donea Benandi at 985-714-2442-/2443, or Bill and Andi Says at 337-298-5170. Those who are interested in learning more may also visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.