"A friend told me that he and his fiancée attended a Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend. He encouraged me and my fiancée to do the same. Can you tell me more about a Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend?"

This is a weekend where a couple joins other couples to participate in a Catholic oriented retreat weekend with the goal of preparing for a sacramental marriage. The engaged couples enter into honest communication about their future lives together. They examine their respective strengths, weaknesses, goals, wishes, values, and attitudes toward Church, family life, children, money, sex, and more. The guidance, patience, sharing, and presence of the leadership couples on Catholic Engaged Encounter weekends are a major factor and strength of such weekends.