Does it Work?
The success of the Marriage Encounter programme can be judged from the extensive research work principally conducted in the USA which showed that over 90% of couples attending a weekend reported long-lasting positive benefit from the experience; this work is supported by recent research in the UK. This suggests that marital breakdown after Marriage Encounter is reduced to less than 5% compared with the national average of over 35%.
We have received a number of testimonies over the years and some are reproduced below.
"I will never cease to be thankful for the fact that we went on a weekend. If I could be granted one wish regarding newly married couples today I would make it compulsory for every one of them to be sent on a Marriage Encounter weekend....."
"Marriage Encounter gave Shirley and I the opportunity to occasion the deepest, and most intimate exchange of feeling we had known in 20 years. ....it proved to be one of the highlights of my life." " I just wish that everyone who trusts my opinion would now accept this advice: attend a Marriage Encounter weekend at the earliest opportunity."
"The weekend changed our marriage and relationship
dramatically. Although we felt we had a great marriage before we came to the
weekend we went home with renewed joy and love for one another. We look back on
that weekend with great affection."
"Both of us already feel the positive benefits of
the weekend, and this is being reflected in our other relationships, especially
with the children."
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