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Please begin the registration process for the weekend of: 8/9/2019, Marathon, WI, USA

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Your online registration has been received.  There is a non-refundable registration fee of $150 to hold your spot on the weekend. We suggest using a credit card and Paypal to make the process faster. If you prefer, you may send a check for $150 made payable to: Central WI Retrouvaille, C/o George & Bernie Kreager, T4201 Cty Rd WW, Wausau, WI 54403. Although non-refundable, if you need to cancel, this fee can be applied to registration for another weekend in any Retrouvaille community. [If you cannot afford this fee, please contact the Community Coordinators at cwr.community@gmail.com. No one is ever turned away for financial reasons.]

A confirmation letter with more details will be emailed to you shortly. Our registration team will contact you before the weekend to go over further details and answer any questions you have.  All volunteers are couples who have been through the program. If you have any questions regarding the program in the meantime, please call Central WI Retrouvaille at 877-922-4673 or email us at centralwi@retrouvaille.org. Please note, you are not registered for the weekend until we receive your registration fee.

 

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For Information Call:  1-800-470-2230 In the U.S.
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The Retrouvaille Program

The Retrouvaille Program helps couples put the pieces of their marriage back together and rebuild loving relationships.  Retrouvaille, pronounced (Retro-vi), is a French word meaning “rediscovery”.  It is a Christian program, Catholic in origin, and couples of all faiths or no faith background are encouraged to attend.  Though basic Christian principles are discussed, it is primarily a practical program about improving communication, building a stronger marriage, and helping couples re-discover the love they had for each other.  Retrouvaille presenters are not trained counselors, but couples that share their personal stories of their marital struggles and the tools they utilized to rediscover their love for each other.

The Challenge of Marriage in Today's Society

In our society, with the pressures of work, family life, and other conflicting demands, marriage relationships are often taken for granted. Without attention and care, marriages wither and couples slowly and quietly drift apart or are often torn apart by hurtful actions. Far too many couples live in misery and do not know the joy of a loving relationship. If you are experiencing challenges in your marriage, the Retrouvaille Program may be able to help and may be the lifeline you seek.

Tens of Thousands of Couples Have Been Helped

Retrouvaille began in the Province of Quebec, Canada in 1977 and was developed by a group of Marriage Encounter presenters that judged there to be the need for a program specifically for hurting couples struggling in their marriages. Today, the worldwide Retrouvaille ministry has active communities throughout the United States, many provinces in Canada, Central & South America, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Western Pacific. Retrouvaille is a non-profit and all volunteer peer ministry, that collectively impacts more struggling marriages and families than any other ministry in the world. Tens of thousands of marriages have been restored with the simple concept of couples helping couples with the spiritual guidance from caring clergy members.

Retrouvaille Program Cost is Affordable

Costs for the Retrouvaille Program vary by community, due differences in accommodations and number of couples attending. Retrouvaille is self-supporting by the couples that attend the program. Each couple pays a registration fee and on the weekend, couples will be asked to make a donation to help cover the expenses for the weekend. No couple is ever denied the chance to heal their marriage because they are facing financial difficulties and assistance is available.

Retrouvaille is a Three-Phase Program
 

Phase 1: The Retrouvaille Weekend Experience

Retrouvaille begins with a weekend experience in which couples are helped to re-establish communication and to gain new insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple. Weekends are typically held at either a local hotel or a retreat facility. This part of the program is presented by three couples and a priest. The presenting team has experienced disillusionment, pain, and conflict in their own lives and offer hope as they share their personal struggles of reconciliation and healing.

Couples will find courage and strength in the realization that they are not alone in their struggle. They will not be asked to share their problems with anyone else. However, they will be encouraged to put the past behind them and to look beyond the hurt and pain, in order to rediscover each other in a new and positive way. The Retrouvaille Weekend provides tools to help them with communication, forgiveness, and trust. It teaches a dialogue process of meaningful communication on a feeling level.

Phase 2: The Post Weekend Sessions

A series of follow-up presentations is the next important phase of the Retrouvaille healing process. The hurt and pain of a struggling marriage cannot be healed in a single weekend experience, though it is a positive start. The Post sessions include a series of 2-hour talks by additional couples that expand on the Weekend concepts. Each Retrouvaille community establishes the Post schedule, over either a 6 or 12-week period. Most couples, without a doubt, find this to be one of the most productive components of the program and where the most growth in the marriage occurs.

Phase 3: Monthly Support (CORE)

The final phase is a monthly small-group support meeting, called CORE (Continuing Our Retrouvaille Experience). It allows for a casual and supportive interaction with other couples who have attended the Retrouvaille program. This monthly meeting continues to reinforce the communication tools learned on the weekend and it is a positive and welcoming space that allows couples to form strong and lasting bonds as they continue to heal their marriages.