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

„The team couples’ talks were excellent. Their lived experiences made a great impression on both of us. Their honesty was fantastic. I made it a point to thank them for it.”

„The Engaged Encounter meant a real lot to me. It touched me deeply. Perhaps that’s why I find it difficult to speak about it. It was an intensive re-evaluation, a review of our relationship. It was an encounter with myself, with my girlfriend and with our God.”

„It was being together in a new and more honest way. It deepened our knowledge of one another and increased our mutual respect. Also, it was being together with God in an extremely gentle and yet very deep way. An experience of being blessed by the Lord.”

„In the days after the Engaged Encounter we realized more and more strongly that we do not fit together, so we let one another go in love and broke off our engagement. Thanks be to the Lord for this realization!”

„We have made a couple of commitments which we try to keep. We have had some success and some failures but we try again where we have failed. For example, we pray together as a couple now not only occasionally, but making a conscious effort. We also make an effort at greater discipline in our time schedule.”

„We have been encouraged and strengthened in belonging together. The Encounter has deepened our relationship. We felt assured afterwards.”


"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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