The quotations are real. They have been taken, and translated into English, from feedback sent by couples who have made Original Marriage Encounter in Hungary during the past few years:


„Breaking free from the monotony of everyday life, the Original Marriage Encounter was a tremendous experience of looking at each other in new wonder... The dim feelings indicating that in some ways our marriage had not been working exactly as it should, mostly passed away. Whatever was left, we were able to express and share it with one another. We saw in wonder, just as if we had never been able to experience it before, how obviously the Lord Jesus is with us in our marriage. We were deeply touched by the freshness of the Holy Spirit shaking up our marriage as you give your pillow a good shake-up in the morning.”

„The first OME stirred us up totally. I did feel it at that time, but now as I look back I know exactly what a great danger our marriage was in. But the Encounter was the turning point. Afterwards, though slowly, everything began to settle within me and between the two of us. The second OME, then the Self Encounter we made were already absolutely positive experiences for both of us. We were able to look one another in the eye, to share and to handle our conflicts (which have become less and less frequent since). We have come closer to each other, to our daughter, to God. We have become better parents. I hope this will remain and, with the help of the Lord, we may develop even further.”

„Since the last Original Marriage Encounter the quality of my/our relationship with God has changed radically. It is now easier to trust Him and accept His love. Since the OME, is has become our inner need that we pray as a couple in the evenings, that we read the Scripture together, that we pray the Daily Couple Prayer every morning. The first Encounter we made stirred us up, but the flare resulted in just a short „renewal”. The second experience was more quiet and deep. But real spiritual healing touched us during the third Encounter we made.”

 

"God created man and woman to give meaning, life and love to the universe. He created marriage "to His image and likeness", and God is not a circle. He is the spiraling foundation of Life and Love.

The quest for happiness in marriage demands that you expand your vision and perspective beyond your marital relationships. You are challenged by today's society to stop being a selfish and isolated married couple. And you are called by the Creator to depart from your conjugal and family love, and go towards the universal love.

You, as a married couple, have been born to become a loving spiral of love!"

Gabriel Calvo

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