February 28, 2012
Names: Thomas and Marcie Henry
Years Married: 8
Year Encountered: 2011
What was the most surprising thing we learned about each other on our weekend?
The most surprising thing we learned about each other on the weekend was that we could express our feelings in a thoughtful way that would strengthen our relationship.
What was the most surprising thing I learned about ourselves on our weekend?
On our weekend we learned that the trust we had in each other and in ourselves ran so much deeper than we knew.
Have my feelings about our marriage being a sacrament changed since our weekend and how?
Our feelings about our marriage being a sacrament have changed. We take the responsibility much more seriously than before our weekend. When we go out into the world each day we try to remember we are representing marriage as a sacrament to the people we have contact with.
How have the WWME tools increased our communication as a couple?
The WWME tools give us the opportunity to open communication in all aspects of our relationship. We dialog about topics before they come up in daily life and after with love and honesty.
Has our prayer life and/or spirituality changed since our weekend? How?
Our prayer life has increased since our weekend. We pray together as a couple every morning before we start our day. Bringing God into our day before we go out into the world keeps us focused and centered on what is important in our lives.
What has the WWME community meant to us since our weekend?
The community gives us a chance to be with other couples that put the same emphasis on their marriage as we do. It is amazing to have a community of couples willing to share the love they have for each other with other couples.
What does "Make a decision to love" mean to our relationship now?
To us “Make a decision to love” means that with every thought and every word we can decide to love each other or others we meet. It’s not something that happens, but a decision we can make each moment.
Please share anything else you'd like to about your weekend experience....
We are empty nesters so we are alone and have the opportunity to have conversations about our relationship all most any time, but we didn’t. This WWME weekend opened us up to each other in a beautiful and intimate way we did not even know existed. We love the ability to continue the weekend throughout our lives together.
The Next WWME Weekend is March 16-18, 2012
Contact Register@dfwme.org to apply