We are proud to announce
that TCR has a New Finance Coordinator couple!

Please welcome Paul & Kathy Markert to the TCR Board!

A HUGE Thank You to Eric & Char Anderson who
have done a fabulous job being the
Finance Coordinators for the past 4 years!

Archdiocese Men's Conference
Twin Cities Retrouvaille will be hosting a table at the Archdiocese Men's Conference.  We are looking for volunteers to join us.
See information below.  


Rosary and Prayer Card Donations
TCR has a table for Friday Night Couples to help themselves to a Complimentary Rosary or prayer cards.  We are looking for rosary and prayer card donations.  If you can donate, please drop off at the Best Western Hotel in Eagan, MN or at Post Session at Guardian Angels Church in Oakdale, MN.  God bless you!

 
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National Marriage Week

Celebrate National Marriage Week    February 7-14, 2024

National Marriage Week and World Marriage Day (Sunday, February 12) are opportunities to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family..
 
The theme for 2024 is “Love Beyond Words".
 
Almighty and Eternal God, You blessed the union of married couples so that they might reflect the union of Christ with His Church: Look with kindness on these couples.  Renew their marriage covenant, increase your love in them, and strengthen their bond of peace so that, with their children, they may always rejoice in the gift of your blessing.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen

Weekend Couples Retreat

February 9-11, 2024

Location: 
Franciscan Retreats & Spirituality Center
Prior Lake, MN

Click Here for more information

Couples Retreat

Known, Loved, Healed

Saturday, February 24
8:30am - 5:30pm

 

Location: 
St. Jude of the Lake, Mahtomedi, MN

 

Click Here for more information

Men's Conference

Theme:  Rising Daily in Discipleship
Saturday, March 23
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Church of St. Joseph, Rosemount, MN

We are proud to announce that Twin Cities Retrouvaille will be hosting a table at the Archdiocese Men's Conference.  We are looking for volunteers to join us.  

Click Here for more information

Want an Unhindered Marriage?

Relevant Radio 1330AM has a New Radio Segment on helping marriages become stronger.

Doug Hinderer, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is here to help strengthen your marriage.

Click Here to Listen to Podcast

5 Top Marriage Help Books from Relationship Experts

* Hold Me Tight:  Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson
* The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Jon Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver
* Wired for Love: How understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship by Stan Tatkin, Psyd.
* I Love You But I Don't Trust You: The complete guide to restoring trust in your relationship by Mira Kirshenbaum
* The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

Click Here for More Information

North Central Regional Gathering

April 26-28, 2024
Green Lake Conference Center
Green Lake, WI


Join us for a weekend of Marriage Enrichment, along with other couples in Region 8 who have completed a Retrouvaille Weekend.

Cost is $375/couple which includes 2 nights lodging, 3 meals on Saturday, and Sunday breakfast.

Deadline to Register is February 22, 2024
Scholarships are available
Carpool with Twin Cities Couples

We look forward to seeing you there!

Click Here to Register
POST MEETING INFORMATION
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM   

Guardian Angels Catholic Church 
8260 4th Street North 
Oakdale, MN 55128 
https://www.guardian-angels.org/

Missed a POST Session?
Need a refresher?


Join us any time!
ALL ARE WELCOME!



All TCR POST sessions are available both in-person and online.  We strongly encourage in-person attendance; however if in-person is not possible, please contact Jim & Vicki for the link to join via Zoom.

For more information contact:
Jim & Vicki Smith   
Jim Cell:  507-381-7614
Vicki Cell:  651-890-9377

TCRPost@TCR-mn.org

CORE In-Person - Eagan, MN


Meetings are held 1st Friday of the month. some of which coincident with the monthly retreat weekends.
 
Best Western Plus Dakota Ridge Hotel
3450 Washington Drive, Eagan, MN

(Meet in the lower level conference room)

For the remainder of the year and beginning of the new year, these CORE meetings will be continuing the Gottman Series (see below for more details). 

Gottman Institute's

"Sound Relationship House"

Sessions do not need to be taken in order! 

Join us anytime as we enrich our marriages with the help of  Gottman Institute's "Sound Relationship House".

All meetings held at Best Western Dakota Ridge in Eagan, MN

 
Click Here for More Information on the Sound Relationship House

CORE In-Person - Plymouth, MN
Saturday, February 17th

Meetings held every 3rd Saturday of the month
at St. Mary's church in Plymouth, MN, room 201.

Time:  6:00 ~ 8:00 PM
Location: 
St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church
                
105 Forestview Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55441
Meeting dates:
            February 17, 2024 (Potluck)
            March 16, 2024 (Potluck)
            April 20, 2024 (Potluck)
            May 18, 2024 (Potluck)


NO RSVP Necessary - All are Welcome

Central Wisconsin CORE
 

February 16th – In Person. Everyone is invited to be a part of our Blue Crew, starting at 5:30 pm. Welcome and help our next group of hurting couples with their luggage and getting them to their rooms. We will have a CORE meeting to follow at 7:15. Everyone is welcome to attend the CORE meeting even if you can’t make it to Blue Crew. 

For additional information:  2039@helpourmarriage.com

Central MN CORE In-Person
February 18, 2024

Meetings held 3rd Sunday of the month (except December) from 1:00-3:00 PM.

St. Michael’s Church
1036 Co Rd 4
St Cloud 56303

Please contact Kyle or Jennifer for additional information
jennifer_paumen@hotmail.com
 
International CORE Meetings

1st Thursday of Month 7- 9 pm

Retrouvaille International hosts an online CORE the first Thursday of each month, from
7-9 pm Central Time.

February 1, 2024

Click below for the current link to register for the Online CORE presentations.  You will be invited to a Zoom meeting.  Register in advance of the meeting.
Click Here for Advanced Registration
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This is a new link and all need to reregister.  The old link is no longer in use.
We look forward to seeing many of your shining faces on this monthly Online CORE.

Angel Helpers Needed

How would you like to repeat the Retrouvaille weekend with your spouse?

Help with details behind the scenes during the weekend. Tasks include helping serve meals, clean-up after meals, running errands if needed. Your cost is $0 to attend the weekend.TCR will cover your hotel cost + meals. Please prayfully consider helping.

Your main duty....work on your marriage.

We are looking for 1-2 angel couples per weekend:
            February 2-4, 2024
            April 5-7, 2024
            May 31-June 2, 2024
            August 9-11, 2024
Click Here to Learn More and to Volunteer
Volunteers Needed

TCR is 100% volunteer run.  
We need more volunteers.
Please prayerfully consider helping.


Thank you!
Weekend Set-Up  and Clean-Up
We need volunteers to help set-up/clean-up for the Retrouvaille weekends.  You can volunteer just for set-up or just clean-up or both!  If interested, clink the link for more information and to sign-up. The time commitment  is 1-2 hours bimonthly
Click Here for More Information and to Sign-Up
Friday Night Greeters
"Greeter Couples" are requested to help on weekends with the Friday Night Couples (FNC's). 
Enjoy complementary dinner with Retrouvaille friends, then help escort FNC's to their hotel rooms.
Goal:  Talk to FNC couples and help them relax.  Check to make sure that both of their key cards are working.  Provide encouragement for the weekend.  Confirm that they have made a good decision to attend.  Tell them when you made your weekend and maybe share how Retrouvaille helped heal your marriage.
Click Here for More Information and to Sign-Up
POST Session Helpers
Interested in POST sessions but would like to do more?  We need helpers at the POST sessions to help prepare the room, set-up tables & chairs, and work with the coordinators to help the session run smoothly.  Help for just one session or several.  Please use the link below to email the coordinators for more information.        
Click Here to Email for More Information or to Sign-Up
"FUN" Event Coordinators
We are looking for a couple to set-up a "FUN" event for more community involvement.  It could be anything from bowling to golf simulator to group pickleball. If you have an idea, we would love to hear it! 
Click Here to Email Ideas or to Sign-Up
Would you like to become a Mentor Couple?

Two of our most important goals in Retrouvaille are helping hurting couples and developing our TCR community. Here is a chance to do both! 

TCR is starting a Mentor Couple program similar to efforts in other successful communities.  
What is a Mentor Couple?
Mentors are TCR couples who have been through a weekend and the Post sessions. They connect with new Friday night couples to provide a supportive link to TCR and its programs. 

What are the qualifications?
If you have been in Retrouvaille for a year and want to help other couples, you qualify! Being good listeners and working well together as a couple are particularly helpful. 

What will Mentor Couples actually do?
The Friday night couple you are helping will receive your contact information and a short bio. They will be expecting a text from you in the week following their weekend to set up a call. This is a chance for them to stay connected to another couple who has shared their weekend experience. As with all Retrouvaille, this is not therapy, but a listening ear and an open heart.  

How do I find out more?
Contact Eric & Char Anderson at TCRFinance@tcr-mn.org.
 
 
More Dialogue Questions

No need to look all over for Dialogue Questions. 

Click the link below for dialogue questions that can be sorted by subject.
 
Click Here for Dialogue Questions
Embraced By The Heart of the Father

Are you looking to heal your relationship with God?

KNOWN is a 12-week online program for healing wounds with God The Father.

The program is designed to honestly and deeply wrestle with true feelings and wounds with God.

KNOWN focuses on the heart of the relationship with God.

No one is turned away due to lack of funds.
Click Here for More Information
Click Here for List of Minnesota Marriage Counselors
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Helpful Resources

Are you looking for books or website to help yourself or your marriage?  Click below for resources for Marriage, Marriage Counseling, Infidelity, Forgiveness, Sex & Intimacy, Pornography & Sex Addiction, Workaholism, Substance Abuse, Depression, and Devotionals.

Click here for books and Website Links
Book Drive for FNCs

Do you have books that helped heal your marriage?  Would you be willing to donate them to other couples who need help with their marriage? 

Bring any books you would like to donate to the Best Western Dakota Ridge in Eagan during a Retrouvaille weekend or to any Post Session.
Relevant Radio
Relevant Radio

Bringing Christ to the world through the media

We would like to thank Relevant Radio for their support and sharing Retrouvaille through the media.

Tune in to 1330AM
Click here to support Relevant Radio
Patron Saint of Retrouvaille - St. Joseph

O blessed Joseph, faithful guardian of my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, protector of thy chaste spouse, the virgin Mother of God, I choose thee this day to be my special patron and advocate and I firmly resolve to honor thee all the days of my life. Therefore I humbly beseech thee to receive me as thy client, to instruct me in every doubt, to comfort me in every affliction, to obtain for me and for all the knowledge and love of the Heart of Jesus, and finally to defend and protect me at the hour of my death. Amen

'I know by experience, ' says St. Teresa of Avila, 'that the glorious St. Joseph assists us generally in all necessities. I never asked him for anything which he did not obtain for me. 

Mission & Vision Statements
Mission Statement

Twin Cities Retrouvaille is a Christian peer ministry that, with the help of God, teaches communication skills and offers a support community to couples experiencing pain and disappointment in their marriage relationships. 

Vision Statement

The vision of TCR is to build a healthy, vibrant, and expanding community which provides a nurturing environment that inspires Retrouvaille couples to grow in support for each other, other couples, and to reach out to other communities.


TCR Board Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7pm-9pm.
Meetings are open for all community members to attend.
If you would like to attend, please contact any of the board members listed below.


TCR Board Members:

Community Coordinators:  Mike & Ann Cerney   TCRCoordinator@tcr-mn.org
Finance Coordinators:  Paul & Kathy Markert   TCRFinance@tcr-mn.org
Secretary:  Stan & Mary Nordin   TCRSecretary@tcr-mn.org    
Registration Coordinators:  Dean & Pat Ziegenbein   TCRRegistration@tcr-mn.org   
Weekend Coordinators:   Tim & Teresa Sazma TCRWeekend@TCR-mn.org
POST Coordinators: Jim & Vicki Smith  TCRPost@tcr-mn.org
Volunteer Coordinators   OPEN  TCRVolunteer@tcr-mn.org
CORE Coordinators:  OPEN   TCRCore@tcr-mn.org