Listening with love

June, 2022

Find more joy in your life together! Couples enrichment has become a foundational element of our relationships and helped us to grow together as we experience life’s rewards and challenges. We look forward to sharing the gifts of couple enrichment with you in an October, Zoom-based Couple Enrichment Retreat: “Listening with love to strengthen and deepen our relationships.” The suggested donation is $40 per couple.

We invite any committed couple, regardless of spousal status or gender, to join us in this retreat. With commitment as a starting point, we will learn and practice couple dialogue, an effective communication practice we can use for the rest of our lives. Dialogue helps us grow closer and enjoy our lives together. It also helps us navigate life’s inevitable difficulties and disagreements rather than fearing or avoiding them.

Please note that couples enrichment retreats are not therapy or counseling but a set of practices designed to enrich committed relationships. The three leader couples will participate fully in the retreat as they share and explore authentic situations in their own lives while modeling dialogue techniques. We will develop community and trust, have fun, and get to know and value each other.

We are excited to be providing this retreat via Zoom video conferencing. Zoom allows couples to join us from anywhere and makes the retreat possible for those with mobility, travel, child-care, health, scheduling, and other challenges. All three leader couples have participated in Zoom-based online couples retreats and dialogues in which we have discovered that we can create a sense of community, trust, and tender support. Leader couples will be connecting to the retreat from Pennsylvania and Alaska. The retreat will consist of two, 2-hour Zoom calls each day, Saturday, October 22, Sunday, October 23, and Saturday, October 29.

And it doesn’t end there. After participating in this retreat, you will have access to on-going support from the Friends Couple Enrichment community via our monthly, on-line, “drop-in” events. This allows all couples to continue participating in witnessed dialogue from wherever they are whenever they want to join in.

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