|What People Say.|
During his apostolic trip to Brazil for World Youth Day 2013, Pope Francis spoke quite a lot about the importance of Marriage and the Family......"Today, there are those who say that marriage is out of fashion....they say that it is not worth the life-long commitment, making a definite decision, 'for ever', because we do not know what tomorrow will bring. I ask you, instead, to be revolutionaries, I ask you to swim againt the tide, yes, I am asking you to rebel against this culture that sees everything as a temporary and that ultimately believes you are incapable of responsibility, that believes that you are incapable of true love"
"There is an old saying that when you have a baby you never get the manual with it... It's the same with marriage and relationships. What the Weekend has given me is the manual."
"The experience has brought my marriage alive and opened the channels of communication and we are reaping the benefits. Yes, we have our moments but now we deal with these in a new and more positive way. The experience was one of the most profitable ones of my entire life."
| "I heard about it from another priest and was inspired by its vision. It changed my life. Every day I speak and use the experiences I gained to teach and explore spirituality and ways of living life more fully."|
"What did we gain? A Whole new world, a different way of looking at my life, my husband and our marriage"
"After 18 years of marriage and five children we realised we were taking each other for granted, had no conversation other than children talk, never about how we felt about each other. What we gained was an awareness to listen and that love was a decision."
"So often , I heard people say you had to work at your marriage but no one ever told you what that work was. But our weekend did tell us in loving detail and I am so very grateful for that."
"It seemed that we were being given the chance of a new beginning. It brought us closer together and gave us high hopes for the future."
"I appreciate what Worldwide Marriage Encounter has done in recent years to inspire married couples with a true Christian vision of their vocation to marriage and family life." Pope John Paul II.