Other Couples Comments
Comments from Experts:
Catholic Engaged Encounter has won recognition from the National Association of Catholic Family Ministers (NACFLM) with the "Outstanding Organization in Family Life Ministries" award. They state:
"This award is presented to Catholic Engaged Encounter to acknowledge the number of years that this organization has provided excellent marriage preparation. Your members have worked tirelessly to provide training, outlines and resources for this important ministry. Your presence in many dioceses throughout the United States is a testimony to the impact that you have had on new families. The CARA study and evaluation of Catholic Engaged Encounter speaks of the value and importance of this ministry for the Catholic Church and other denominations as well."
"Engaged Encounter is the best marriage preparation program in communication for engaged couples of any denomination in the U.S." Michael J. McManus, author of the book, "Marriage Savers", syndicated columnist in 100 newspapers and radio commentator.
"We believe that Engaged Encounter is an opportunity for engaged couples to truly connect with one another on important topics and issues without being distracted by daily life." Sheri & Bob Stritof, authors of "The Everything Great Marriage Book", and the Marriage Guides.
Past Cincinnati-Covington CEE Weekend Couples Say:
"We learned more about each other and had fun talking to the other couples."
"Thanks for everything. We had fun. This was a wonderful experience."
"It showed us that God will help us get through the difficult times."
"It made it easy to talk about things we try to put off. It gave us new ideas."
"We were unsure of what to expect. The weekend was a wonderful opportunity to connect in a way we haven't before. We would highly recommend it."
"We prayed together for the first time. It was very emotional and something we will continue to do."
"Presenting couples were friendly, very personable and not preachy."
"I was dreading the weekend prior to attending. We got more out of the weekend than I thought we would. Alot of good points were brought up that I hope we remember in the future like "making the decision to love."
"I was not looking forward [to the weekend] be honest. I thought it was just another class so we could get married.....Now I am so thankful for the experience we had. We had a chance to talk through [issues] openly."
"Even though we have talked through many of the topics, I feel we were able to discuss them at a deeper level."