Monday, September 3, 2018

Next ME Weekend is Nov 16-18 2018

The next ME Weekend is November 16-18, 2018 at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan! The Weekend is open to 15 couples so space is limited!

Marriage Encounter Weekends are a special time for a married couple away from all distractions:  work, kids, bills, and other pressures and concerns.  When was the last time you had a weekend like that?  It takes place at a local hotel or facility where presentations are given in the conference room and couples reside at the hotel/facility for the entire weekend.*

A series of presentations made by the Presenting Team, consisting of 3 married couples and 1 priest. Each presentation builds on the last as we examine ourselves, our behaviors and attitudes, our relationship with our spouse and God.  Communication tools are taught on the weekend helping couples connect in healthy, constructive ways on areas that can deepen their intimacy and connectedness.

Marriage Encounter Weekends have been given in the US since 1967. Decades of research, planning and tried and true wisdom have gone into the content of the Weekend and how it unfolds for couples and religious.  We ask all participants to attend ALL talks and participate intently using the tools with their Spouse in order to maximize their experience.

All sharing between spouses is PRIVATE, and this is NOT a weekend to solve problems!  This Weekend will help couples in good marriages communicate even better.

If you're interested, please email

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Apply for the next Marriage Encounter Weekend Online!!

Hello CNMI Married Couples!!

Apply online at

Submit payment to Kanae Quinn: to secure your spot. Only 20 couples accepted for this upcoming ME Weekend from 9-11 September 2016 at the Kanoa Resort Saipan.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Father Chuck Gallagher's Legacy Fund for Worldwide Marriage Encounter!

Learn a little more about Worldwide Marriage Encounter ~ how it began and how you can participate.

The CNMI's next ME Weekend is 10~12 October 2014.

Contact CNMI Marriage Encounter at or 285-1168 for more information. You can turn your Marriage into a GREAT marriage!

"Love is not love, until you give it away."

Friday, August 1, 2014

Marriage Minute – To Love is a Decision

 Perhaps one of the most elusive concepts in marriage is discovering that love is not so much a feeling as it is something we do. That’s right, to love someone else is most often the result of a decision we make, a conscious choice, rather than a feeling from down deep inside. Perhaps an example would help clarify this concept.
Let’s suppose that being punctual is really important to Tom and not so much for Becky. Let’s say Tom & Becky have a dinner date with another couple and Becky is running late. Tom’s typical response might be to get agitated and he may even say something to reflect this agitation to Becky like, “You’re always late. Why can’t you try harder to be on time?” Most of us know how this is going to end – probably with a very unpleasant evening for both of them.
But what if instead of his typical reaction, Tom were to make a decision to step out of his normal pattern of behavior and make a decision to love Becky despite his irritation? He might choose instead to call their friends and let them know they’re running a little behind. He can then calmly turn to Becky and assure her that she has a few more minutes to finish getting ready as he’s already alerted their guests. This response is likely to generate more love and acceptance between them and make for a much more pleasant evening together. 
The decision to love, the response that does not always come naturally or easily, is one of the best ways married couples can develop greater trust, intimacy, and joy in their marriage. Making decisions to love over and over again in a marriage, leads married couples to lasting joy and unity. For more information on creating a joy-filled marriage, please visit our

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Next ME Weekend Dates Confirmed: 10~12 October 2014!

Mark your calendars for the next CNMI Marriage Encounter Weekend... October 10~12, 2014 at the Kanoa Resort Saipan. A $100 non-refundable application fee includes 2 nights' accommodation, 5 meals and all materials.

Give the gift of love to your spouse by joining this special event that will not only enhance your marriage but your family's relationships as well.  If you've been married 2 years, 20 years or 50 years, the Marriage Encounter Weekend is for you!

For more information, contact Fall 2014 Weekend Coordinators, Russ & Kanae Quinn at 285-1168.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Mark Your Calendars! Next ME Weekend is June 27~29, 2014 at Kanoa Resort

Hafa Adai, CNMI!

June is historically a wedding month and many couples will be celebrating anniversaries.  How about a special anniversary gift that will spark romance into your life and provide you with beneficial communication tools for a lifetime? Join the next Marriage Encounter Weekend on June 27~29, 2014 at the Kanoa Resort Saipan!

ME is geared toward married couples and it's all about couple-time. When was the last time you truly sharing quality time with your spouse over a weekend, away from the kids, relatives and usual social engagements?  Give yourself and your honey a special time to re-connect and to learn invaluable communication techniques which will open your hearts and minds. Before the Weekend ends, you'll be back in that "honeymoon" stage.

ME is accepting a maximum of 25 couples, so please request and submit your application form and $100 payment to Frank & Leangie Reyes. Tel: 483-9778 or Email:

Should you have any questions about the Weekend, please feel free to contact Charles & Cathy Cepeda, CNMI's Ecclesial Leaders at 483-7000 or

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pre-HOM Bike Race on October 13, 2013 as ME's Next Fundraiser!

The next ME Fundraiser is on Sunday, October 13, 2013 as a way to defray costs for the November 8~10, 2013 Weekend. The cost for the entry is $10 and those who enter the Pre-HOM will receive a discount for the HOM! The HOM entry fee is $50 instead of $60.
For questions about the bike race, please call Russ & Kanae Quinn at 285-1168.
For the ME Weekend at the Kanoa Resort, please call  Joe & Reyna Saures at 287-4648.