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