A lifeline for troubled marriages

A program to Help Couples Heal and Renew their Marriages.

  • Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?
  • Are you constantly fighting?
  • Or, do you simply shut down?
  • Have you thought about separation or divorce?
  • Does talking about it only make it worse?

Retrouvaille provides marriage help!

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(CMD means Christian Multi-Denominational.  Instead of having a priest and Catholic Mass on the weekend, there is a pastoral couple and a devotional service.)

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Retrouvaille is...
The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 6-12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. It provides the tools to help put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication in marriage between husband and wife. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way.
Retrouvaille is NOT...
It is not a retreat, marriage counseling, or a sensitivity group. There are neither group dynamics nor group discussions on the weekend. It is not a time for hurting; it is a time for healing. While this program cannot guarantee couples will not experience more hurt on the weekend, the programs educates on a strong set of communication tools to increase the chance of healing.

Upcoming Weekend Calendar

May
8
Sat
Post Sessions 1 and 2 “Sight Survey” (May 2021 Weekend) @ Kensington Church - Lake Orion
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

** All members of the Retrouvaille Community are welcome to attend Post Sessions at anytime. If you are a past attendee and would like to attend this particular Post Session, please contact the Post Host Couple to assure proper seating is made available and remember to bring your Post Workbooks.  Thank you! ** 

 

Presenting Team:

Post Host Couple – Fred and Carolyn
Post Session 1 Presenters – TBD
Post Session 2 Presenters – TBD
Angel Couple – TBD
Angel Couple – TBD

 

Post Session 1 Topic: Building Blocks to Healthy Marriage
(Construction Zone – 5 D’s-Desire, Dialogue, Discuss Decide, Do)

Post Session 2 Topic: Effective Listening
(Dialogue Workshop)

Retrouvaille Marriage Help

 

 

May
15
Sat
Detroit Virtual CORE @ (Virtual Meeting)
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Retrouvaille Marriage Help

In order to continue practicing CDC guidelines regarding social
distancing, we are currently meeting virtually. We hope to
begin live meetings again soon. Please contact the our
Host Couple, Mark and Betty, at 586-296-9589 or via email at
encore@retrouvaille.info to obtain the link to the virtual meeting.

 

May
16
Sun
Post Sessions 3 and 4 “Assessing Our Materials-Self Discovery” (May 2021 Weekend) @ Kensington Church - Lake Orion
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

** All members of the Retrouvaille Community are welcome to attend Post Sessions at anytime. If you are a past attendee and would like to attend this particular Post Session, please contact the Post Host Couple to assure proper seating is made available and remember to bring your Post Workbooks.  Thank you! ** 

 

Presenting Team:

Post Host Couple – Fred and Carolyn
Post Session 3 Presenters – TBD
Post Session 4 Presenters – TBD
Angel Couple – TBD
Angel Couple – TBD

 

Post Session 3 Topic: Exploring our Family of Origin
(Personality Style Assessment)

Post Session 4 Topic: Exploring our Needs, Expectations, Interests, Values
(Personal Relationship with God and Prayer)

 

Retrouvaille Marriage Help

 

 

May
22
Sat
enCOREage @ Kensington Church
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A support group called C.O.R.E. (Continuing Our Retrouvaille Experience) is offered for interaction with other couples who are striving to improve their relationship. Attendance at CORE is optional, but can provide encouragement and new friendships as you begin building a healthy marriage.

Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Marriage study
  • Dialogue Question
May
23
Sun
Post Sessions 5 and 6 “Decisions-Our Framework” (May 2021 Weekend) @ Kensington Church - Lake Orion
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

** All members of the Retrouvaille Community are welcome to attend Post Sessions at anytime. If you are a past attendee and would like to attend this particular Post Session, please contact the Post Host Couple to assure proper seating is made available and remember to bring your Post Workbooks.  Thank you! ** 

 

Presenting Team:

Post Host Couple – Fred and Carolyn
Post Session 5 Presenters – TBD
Post Session 6 Presenters – TBD
Angel Couple – TBD
Angel Couple – TBD

 

Post Session 5 Topic: Commitment and Love are Decisions

Post Session 6 Topic: Forgiveness and Trust are Decisions

Retrouvaille Marriage Help

 

 

May
28
Fri
CORE Español @ (Virtual Meeting)
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Retrouvaille Marriage Help

In order to continue practicing CDC guidelines regarding social
distancing, CORE Español is currently meeting virtually. We hope
to begin live meetings again soon. Please contact the CORE Español
Host Couple, Ramon and Elizabeth, at 313-721-6162 (Elizabeth)
or 313-721-6157 (Ramon), or via email at spanishfacilitator@retrouvaille.info
to obtain the link to the virtual meeting.

 

Jun
6
Sun
Post Sessions 7 and 8 “Problems With The Contractor” (May 2021 Weekend) @ Kensington Church - Lake Orion
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

** All members of the Retrouvaille Community are welcome to attend Post Sessions at anytime. If you are a past attendee and would like to attend this particular Post Session, please contact the Post Host Couple to assure proper seating is made available and remember to bring your Post Workbooks.  Thank you! ** 

 

Presenting Team:

Post Host Couple – Fred and Carolyn
Post Session 7 Presenters – TBD
Post Session 8 Presenters – TBD
Angel Couple – TBD
Angel Couple – TBD

 

Post Session 7 Topic: How Do We Deal With Conflict?
(Introduction to Conflict Management Technique)

Post Session 8 Topic: Introduction to Healthy Discussion and Resolution
(Anger Management, Special Problems)

Retrouvaille Marriage Help

 

 

Jun
13
Sun
Post Sessions 9 and 10 “Making Our House A Home” (May 2021 Weekend) @ Kensington Church - Lake Orion
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

** All members of the Retrouvaille Community are welcome to attend Post Sessions at anytime. If you are a past attendee and would like to attend this particular Post Session, please contact the Post Host Couple to assure proper seating is made available and remember to bring your Post Workbooks.  Thank you! ** 

 

Presenting Team:

Post Host Couple – Fred and Carolyn
Post Session 9 Presenters – TBD
Post Session 10 Presenters – TBD
Angel Couple – TBD
Angel Couple – TBD

 

Post Session 9 Topic: Intimacy

Post Session 10 Topic: Our Sexual Relationship

Retrouvaille Marriage Help

 

 

Jun
19
Sat
Detroit Virtual CORE @ (Virtual Meeting)
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Retrouvaille Marriage Help

In order to continue practicing CDC guidelines regarding social
distancing, we are currently meeting virtually. We hope to
begin live meetings again soon. Please contact the our
Host Couple, Mark and Betty, at 586-296-9589 or via email at
encore@retrouvaille.info to obtain the link to the virtual meeting.

 

Jun
20
Sun
HAPPY FATHERS DAY! @ HAPPY FATHERS DAY!
Jun 20 all-day