Thursday, January 29, 2009

Valentine's Sweethearts Ball on Feb 14th!

Jenni & Mark Aguon are organizing this year's Valentine's Sweethearts Ball on February 14, 2009 at the Fiesta Resort's Hibiscus Hall from 6-10 pm. Tickets are $40 per couple and available for sale through Jenni at and Carol Demapan at
We look forward to a fun evening of reuniting with the ME Community as well as inviting new prospective couples to this special event.

World Marriage Day Proclamation Signing

On January 27th, Bishop Thomas Camacho and Lt. Governor Timothy Villagomez signed the World Marriage Day Proclamation for the CNMI. The Bishop has always been a strong advocate of Marriage Encounter and we are grateful for his strong support.

We look forward to the World Marriage Day Celebration next Saturday, February 7th from 4-6pm at the American Memorial Park Amphitheater. It's FREE and open to the public (all married couples).

See you there!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

So-long, Frank & Joanne

Frank & Joanne are moving to Florida this week to be with their kids and grandchild. Although we'll miss them terribly, they've made the decision to choose God & family over work or anything else.

They were introduced to M.E. a few years ago when Joanne decided that in order to persuade Frank to attend, she would have to "trick" him into believing that he was going to Guam for the weekend. While he wasn't exactly pleased to learn that his weekend would actually be at the Riviera instead of Tumon, both of them were transformed by Sunday evening at the conclusion of the weekend encounter. Not only did they continue on with "Steps Along the Journey" and "Steeper Steps", they volunteered to be the Weekend Coordinators for Spring 2008 and the Co-Coordinators for Fall 2008.

The DL Guerrero's love and compassion toward the M.E. family is immeasurable. We will certainly miss seeing them, but know that it's no "goodbye" as they plan to return when their kids finish school. It's only "so-long" for now. Have a safe trip and God Bless!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Celebrate World Marriage Day on Feb 7th!

CNMI's World Marriage Day celebration will fall on Saturday, February 7th 2009 at the American Memorial Park amphitheatre. All married couples are invited to attend and we are also searching for the Longest Married Couple in the CNMI! The special couple will be honored at the celebration!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


The Marriage Encounter Weekend is just the start of the Journey. The Steps program is the best way for couples to educate themselves on the concepts learned on the Weekend and to practice the ME tools for deeper communication.

Three Steps groups began recently for the Sonoda's/Castro's, Kosack's/Pangelinan's and Quinn's/Camacho's. I personally enjoy facilitating STEPS because it allows me to not only enhance my relationship with my husband, but it also generates wonderful, new friendships within each group. We are blessed to participate in the active Saipan community and look forward to the upcoming events: World Marriage Day on 2/8, Sweetheart's Ball on 2/14 and the next Weekend on 3/27-3/29!