Support for Marriages
Are you looking to enrich, to reenergize or to heal your marriage?
The Service of Marriage, Family and Life at the Archdiocese of St. Boniface invites you to participate in a fantastic guided retreat for Christian couples!
Couples will be invited to deepen their connection and create a more secure love relationship, by exploring 7 conversations for lasting love. The retreat is based on the life-giving and highly effective method for helping couples: Emotionally Focused Therapy.
This includes the cost of the retreat, as well as lunch and snacks. Please note, that this does not include the cost of accommodations (see below).
We encourage you to consider making it a weekend away!
We are happy to offer economical accommodations on site, as well as make recommendations of nearby hotels. Please note that the cost of accommodations would be yours to cover. Feel free to inquire for more details.
Date & Location:
Unfortunately due to COVID, it isn't currently possible to anticipate the date and location of the next retreat. We will update the website as soon as we have more clarity with what is possible in terms of in-person events.
If you would like to be kept in the loop, please reach out and we will be sure to keep you posted! :)
Co-Coordinator of the Marriage, Family & Life Office
Archdiocese of Saint Boniface
Resources for couples going through difficult times
We all experience difficulties at some points in our marriage.
It isn't a sign of weakness to seek help, but rather of strength - as these steps can truly lead to a happier, more peaceful and loving marriage. There are many resources for couples who desire to overcome their obstacles and are open to healing, through God's grace.
The Marriage, Family and Life Office can refer you to professionals or organizations that are experts in helping couples, and who will be able to journey with you in a way that is respectful of your faith life.
We are also pleased to make recommendations for resources (books, DVD programs, etc.) that would fit your needs.
Other Resources for
Support of Marriages
Retrouvaille : www.retrouvaille.org
Designed to help troubled marriages, this program focuses on communication, and aims to get marriages back on the right track. A single-weekend experience, as well as follow-up sessions during several weekends, over the course of three months.
Beginning Experience : www.beginningexperiencewinnipeg.ca
A non-profit support program that focuses on the needs of divorcees, separated people or widows and widowers attended to by their peers. This program involves sessions that take place over a ten-week period, three times a year. Also available: Reflection weekends.
Marriage Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface: www.archsaintboniface.ca/main.php?p=182
Separated, divorced and remarried persons can request that their marriage be considered for a possible Declaration of Nullity at the Marriage Tribunal of the Catholic Church. The tribunal's main concern is to offer a healing process with compassion and hope; the Tribunal is fully committed to professional confidentiality.