reading list

focus on marriage

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
John M Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan Silver

The Five Love Languages
How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
Gary Chapman

We Can Work it Out
Resolving Conflicts Peacefully and Powerfully
Marshall B. Rosenberg

Making Marriage Simple
10 Truths for Changing the Relationship You Have into the One You Want
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.

understanding your spouse

for women only
What you need to know about the inner lives of men
Shaunti Feldhahn

for men only
A Straightforward guide to the inner lives of women
Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn

What a Wife Needs from Her Husband
Physically. Emotionally. Spiritually.
Melanie Chitwood

What a Husband Needs from His Wife
Physically. Emotionally. Spiritually.
Melanie Chitwood

faith and
self help

The Power of a Praying Wife
Stormie Omartian

The Gift to Listen, The Courage to Hear
Cari Jackson

Soul Coaching
28 Days to Discover Your Authentic Self
Denise Linn

God and You
prayer as a personal relationship
William A. Barry S.J.

Finding Our Way
Leadership For an Uncertain Time
Margaret J. Wheatley

change your life in 30 days
Verna Cornelia Price, Ph.D.

How Can I Forgive You
The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To
Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D. and Michael Spring

No Moment Too Small
Rhythms of Silence, Prayer & Holy Reading
Norvene Vest

anger, affair, addiction

Getting Anger Under Control
Overcoming Unresolved Resentment, Overwhelming Emotions, The Lies Behind Anger
Neil T. Anderson and Rich Miller

Working With Anger
Thubten Chodron

After the Affair
Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D. and Michael Spring

Not “Just Friends”
Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity
Shirley P. Glass, Ph.D.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Close Encounters with Addiction
Gabor Maté

Rewired
A Bold New Approach To Addiction and Recovery
Erica Spiegelman

Download Retrouvaille International’s complete recommended reading list.

retrouvaille resources

Any Retrouvaille couple can attend post-weekend sessions – new couples and veteran couples. If you are experiencing difficulty in one part of your marriage, or would simply like a refresher, re-attending a particular Post session is a great way to get back on track.

Visit Retrouvaille International for more information about Retrouvaille, marriage related links and to learn about the Four Stages of Marriage.

Download the Twin Cities Retrouvaille brochure.

dialogue calendar

Struggling to find the right Dialogue question?

Daily Dialogue question calendars are available for purchase. The cost is $5 plus postage. Please email Don and Diane, happycouple1978@yahoo.com, for more information.

or

Try Retrouvaille’s searchable database of Dialogue questions.

tcr board members

community coordinators
Pat and Cathy, stampfle@comcast.net, are the current Community Coordinator Couple. They provide the leadership for Twin Cities Retrouvaille to develop and carry out the vision and mission of Retrouvaille. The Coordinating Couple acts as liaison in regional and Retrouvaille International activities.

weekend coordinators
Dustin and Gina, bobtheparrot@gmail.com and ginakerr01@gmail.com, are the current Weekend Coordinator couple. They schedule the weekends, arrange for facility space, schedule presenters and coordinate all other activities involved with delivering the Retrouvaille Weekend program.

post coordinators
Tim and Teresa, tcrpostcord@gmail.com, are the current Post Coordinator couple, They set the calendar for Post sessions, arrange for meeting space and schedules presenters.

c.o.r.e. coordinators
Andy and Deirdre, deirdrejameson@gmail.com, are the current C.O.R.E. Coordinator couple. They develop a connection with each TCR C.O.R.E. group and promote the expansion of C.O.R.E. groups.

secretary couple
Mark and Erin, markerinolson@gmail.com, are the current Secretary Couple. They are responsible for recording the minutes of TCR board meetings and distributing them to the TCR board members.

marketing coordinators
Roger and Ro, are the interim Marketing Coordinator couple (until permanently filled). They are responsible for helping grow awareness of the Retrouvaille ministry within the Twin Cities area through the development and implementation of marketing strategies. Email tcr_marketing@hotmail.com with any marketing related questions.

registration coordinators
Roger and Ro, tcrregistration@hotmail.com, are the current Registration Coordinator couple. They are responsible for obtaining and managing the data necessary for the registration of couples attending weekends.

volunteer coordinators
Paul and Roxana, roxanabruins@gmail.com, are the current Volunteer Coordinator couple. They are responsible for contacting, welcoming and maintaining a list of volunteers willing to help with all facets of Twin Cities Retrouvaille.

finance coordinators
Eric and Charlotte, ewander124@gmail.com, are the current Finance Coordinator couple. They are responsible for all financial transactions of Twin Cities Retrouvaille.

priest
Fr. Bob, rhazel100@yahoo.com is the current Priest. Retrouvaille is a Catholic based organization and it is the Priest’s responsibility to ensure Catholic and Christian principles are practiced.

retrouvaille communities worldwide

“Retrouvaille saved our marriage twelve years ago; being involved in Twin Cities Retrouvaille today helps our marriage grow stronger. We are quite certain that our marriage would not have survived if it were not for the support and dedication of those Retrouvaille couples who helped us on our marriage journey.”

– Greg and Carol

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