National Marriage Encounter Houston
Questions Regarding National Marriage Encounter

Additional Questions

Why is there a cost for the weekend?

Even though everyone working in National Marriage Encounter is a volunteer, the cost for week-end lodging, meals, supplies, and other expenses must be paid. You may contribute the full amount or more if you are able to help bring Marriage Encounter to others. The program is supported by couple donations. If you feel a special couple needs to experience a week-end, consider sponsoring a couple through the Make a Donation button on the home page. 

Where and when did ME begin?

Marriage Encounter developed in Spain during the mid-1950s as a Christian clergyman worked with couples seeking help for marriages. It came to Florida in 1966; a English version soon spread across the country. 

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How do I become a Marriage Encounter volunteer or facilitating couple?

After you have completed a Marriage Encounter week-end, contact Michael and Monica Adeeko to schedule a Marriage Encounter team training weekend. About six weeks before each week-end, team couples and clergy meet together to prayerfully begin preparation all are trained according to the principles of National Marriage Encounter.  

What do individuals say after experiencing a Marriage Encounter weekend?

"The most important thing I received from the week-end was my husband back! Our love was being put out because of our lack of communication skills. We now have the method by which our marriage can not only be saved but enriched beyond what I thought was ever possible. We are moving forward together." 

"I learned more about myself and my husband. From the presenters, I realized that its okay to have problems you just have to work at how you come to mutual resolutions." 

"When we came to the week-end, we wanted to give our marriage a chance, but really thought we just didn't like each other anymore. We now know that isnt true. We have truly started to communicate ad already are noticing a difference." 

"I spent quality time with my spouse and really got to know her. The presenters passed along information and brought up topics that we had not spoken of." 

"I thought I knew my husband inside and out, but I found a lot of little crevices I missed. Now I know why I think he's so special." 

"I feel there should be a law requiring all married couples to go through this week-end every five years." 

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