A lifeline for 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

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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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Our weekend has begun!
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 Calendar

Jan
24
Sun
Post Sessions 1 and 2 “Sight Survey” (January 2021 Weekend) @ St Therese of Lisieux Parish
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 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 – Brian and Jeanine
Post Session 1 Presenters – Mark and Betty
Post Session 2 Presenters – Dave and Lynn
Angel Couple – Jeff and Lisa

 

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

 

 

Jan
30
Sat
enCOREage @ Kensington Church
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan
31
Sun
Post Sessions 3 and 4 “Assessing Our Materials-Self Discovery” (January 2021 Weekend) @ St Therese of Lisieux Parish
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 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 – Brian and Jeanine
Post Session 3 Presenters – Jerry and Donna
Post Session 4 Presenters – Fred and Carolyn
Angel Couple – Jeff and Lisa

 

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

 

 

Feb
6
Sat
Post Sessions 5 and 6 “Decisions-Our Framework” (January 2021 Weekend) @ St Therese of Lisieux Parish
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 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 – Brian and Jeanine
Post Session 5 Presenters – Fred and Carolyn
Post Session 6 Presenters – Gary and Denise
Angel Couple – Jeff and Lisa

 

Post Session 5 Topic: Commitment and Love are Decisions

Post Session 6 Topic: Forgiveness and Trust are Decisions

Retrouvaille Marriage Help

 

 

Feb
14
Sun
Post Sessions 7 and 8 “Problems With The Contractor” (January 2021 Weekend) @ St Therese of Lisieux Parish
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 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 – Brian and Jeanine
Post Session 7 Presenters – Mark and Betty
Post Session 8 Presenters – Mark and Betty
Angel Couple – Jeff and Lisa

 

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

 

 

Feb
20
Sat
Detroit Virtual CORE @ (Virtual Meeting)
Feb 20 @ 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.

 

Feb
21
Sun
Post Sessions 9 and 10 “Making Our House A Home” (January 2021 Weekend) @ St Therese of Lisieux Parish
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 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 – Brian and Jeanine
Post Session 9 Presenters – Dave and Lynn
Post Session 10 Presenters – Mark and Betty
Angel Couple – Jeff and Lisa

 

Post Session 9 Topic: Intimacy

Post Session 10 Topic: Our Sexual Relationship

Retrouvaille Marriage Help

 

 

Feb
26
Fri
CORE Español @ (Virtual Meeting)
Feb 26 @ 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.

 

Feb
27
Sat
enCOREage @ Kensington Church
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb
28
Sun
Post Sessions 11 and 12 “Exploring Our Neighborhood” (January 2021 Weekend) @ St Therese of Lisieux Parish
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 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 – Brian and Jeanine
Post Session 11 Presenters – Mark and Betty
Post Session 12 Presenters – Jeff and Lisa
Angel Couple – Jeff and Lisa

 

Post Session 11 Topic: Marriage is a Vocation/Covenant/”Sacrament”
(Family, Church, Community, C.O.R.E.)

Post Session 12 Topic: Post Session Review
(Sharing the Gift that Keeps on Giving)

 

Retrouvaille Marriage Help