November 9, 2011
Name: Todd and Argeny Hunter
Years Married: 8 years
Year Encountered 2008
What was the most surprising thing we learned about each on our weekend?
One of the most interesting things we learned was how each of us experiences intimacy in our relationship. We learned what kind of situations, words, and actions by our spouse foster feelings of intimacy and closeness. We can now use that knowledge to grow the intimacy in our relationship.
What was the most surprising thing I learned about ourselves on our weekend?
One surprising thing for each of us is that we learned that accept each other as the person we are. Before our weekend we did not realize this - we each doubted that the other could truly accept us for who we are.
Have my feelings about our marriage being a sacrament changed since our weekend and how?
Our understanding of our marriage as a sacrament of God's love has deepened since our weekend. We see how our marriage and our relationship is important to the Church and to the world in showing God's love and making it visible. We also see how we experience God's love through our love for each other.
How have the WWME tools increased our communication as a couple?
The tools we learned have helped us communicate on a deeper level. We have gotten to know each other more deeply since our weekend, and we are better able to communicate in difficult areas. The tools have also helped us to look objectively at our relationship and identify behaviors that each of us can change to make our relationship better.
Has our prayer life and/or spirituality changed since our weekend? How?
Since our weekend we try to pray together more in a spontaneous way. We pray for our relationship and also for other couples. We are also more aware that our marriage is something Holy in God's eyes and we make more of an effort to treat each other accordingly.
What has the WWME community meant to us since our weekend.
For us, the WWME community really personifies what it means to be the Body of Christ. We have gotten so much love and support from our community, and this has really been one of the best parts of our WWME experience.
What does "Make a decision to love" mean to our relationship now?
Understanding how we can make decisions to love in our relationship helps us to shorten the periods of disappointment and disillusionment we sometimes experience and get our relationship back to the joy and closeness we want it to have.
Please share anything else you'd like to about your weekend experience....
We attended the Weekend in part to help us face together our struggles with infertility, and the Weekend certainly helped us to do that. Our Weekend helped us to accept and embrace God's will for our life together.
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