We had a great time at our Couples’ Enrichment event this past weekend (March 6 & 7). Our guest speaker was Maria Klein, a local Marriage & Family Therapist. The topic theme for the weekend was “Hear Today, Here Tomorrow: Keeping Your Relationship Alive with the Power of Listening.” After sharing her testimony with the group, Maria led the group through various exercises related to the five common challenges of listening and learning to listen for spoken content as well as underlying meaning. There was a Friday evening session and two Saturday sessions. Following the Saturday afternoon session, couples were invited to a fun dance on Saturday evening in the gym, complete with a DJ, a dress-up photo booth, and dance instruction led by Charles and Jenna Jolley.
Many of the comments we’ve heard from those who attended any portion of the weekend have to do with how meaningful it was to have the opportunity to simply unwind, spend time away from the kids, and connect around the tables with other married couples. The joy of laughing and learning together made the event a memorable one.