Friday Feedback 10

by | Mar 29, 2014 | Friday Feedback, Marriage Prep

Friday Feedback 10 –

We have had a lot of pressure from friends who think that abstinence is silly…

We felt that this marriage prep course was extremely helpful to both of us.
We already knew the church’s stance on a lot of these topics, but knowing the “why” behind them all really helped us set our intentions concretely. We want to do this the right way and this has helped us.

We have had a lot of pressure from friends, etc, who think that abstinence is silly, but we understand the reasoning behind it from every angle and having this education now gives us the information necessary to be able to defend ourself with knowledge if necessary.

We honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. We will say that it was enjoyable, and we were not expecting that. We loved getting this information in a practical, useful way, and seeing how it applies to our relationship specifically.

We enjoyed the insight into the book of Genesis. We were always confused by the deeper meanings of Adam, Eve, and the Garden of Eden. This was the first we had heard that Adam was with Eve when she decided to eat of the tree of knowledge!

We really LOVED all of the personalized feedback from our instructors. We think that we would have had a very hard time understanding a lot of this if not for their input and guidance.

The preparation pointed out that we need to be more active in our faith with praying together, which we have both been wanting to do but have failed to do. We absolutely need to make it a point to make time for prayer and prayer together.

There is so much we didn’t know about all of this and now that we know what God truly wants from us, we feel like we’re not blindly following, but now we can follow him with a purpose. (I hope I’m making sense?)

It also encouraged us to talk about things that we wouldn’t have otherwise. I think when you reach a certain point in a relationship, communication starts to become routine and you forget to talk about the bigger things. This got us talking about the big things again.”

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Christine Meert

I was born and raised in Burgundy, France. Good wine and good food reign, but the the region is also deeply rooted in Christianity. The number of beautiful roman churches and chapels is amazing. I am number four of five kids: three girls and two boys. I was raised in a practicing Catholic family. I married Christian in 1977 in Burgundy in an 11th century church. We have five beautiful daughters. Two of them still live in France and three are in the US with us. Our two eldest daughters are married, one in Denver, one in France, and each have five children so far. Our third daughter is currently expecting her first baby. After fifteen years in the Catholic Community of the Beatitudes, we dedicated ourselves to the ministry towards the engaged. We have been the Directors of the Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Colorado Springs since 2005. We became American citizens in 2010 and now have dual citizenship: French and American. I love to take pictures and to scrapbook, I love drawing and crafts (salt-dough is my best!), hiking and gardening. I am the computer geek for our organization.

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