Relevant Radio MORNING AIR Crew - from May 3, 2024 

From Pete & Carol Tomaselli, Chicago Retrouvaille Community:

“Thanks to Relevant Radio and by the grace of God, we found Retrouvaille in 2012 and attended what would be our first weekend. In working the Retrouvaille program, changes needed to happen which included living separately. Fortunately, God was not finished with pruning us and we attended another Retrouvaille weekend in 2013.

We started volunteering in service to others in our community as we were unable to speak with softened hearts about what brought us to Retrouvaille for a number of years.

Since we learned of Retrouvaille from Relevant Radio, we now continue to give back to that apostolate (see podcast link below). Seeking to know, love, and serve God above all things, has helped us continue the Retrouvaille experience.

Retrouvaille has amazing tools to help marriages and Relevant Radio invited us to speak about Desire Destroyers in marriages on May 3, 2024.  Feel free to listen and share.”

** NOTE - Carol and Pete's segment is the 5th chapter (green flag).  Therefore, from the link below, fast forward to the aired segment located at 32:00-48:00 on the recording.

Click Here to Listen to Carol & Pete Tomaselli
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

GOTTMAN SERIES
SOUND RELATIONSHIP HOUSE


We are proud to announce that, due to multiple requests, we are repeating
Gottman Series "Sound Relationship House" series.

All sessions will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month, 6:00 pm,
at St. Mary of the Lake Church in Plymouth, MN
(Potluck Dinner)
No RSVP Necessary - Just show up!

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 St, Mary of the Lake Church, Plymouth, MN
105 Forestview Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55441

Click Here for Directions

Questions? 
Please contact Eric or Char Andersen
612-817-8189
ewander124@gmail.com
612-867-9189
clbanderson9@gmail.com
 
Click Here for More Information on the Sound Relationship House
JOIN TCR's PRAYER CHAIN

We welcome you to join our prayer team..

Please send us your prayer requests so we can pray for you.

We only ask that you keep requests confidential and that you use good manners when communicating with others.
Click Here to Submit Prayer Request

Find more CONNECTION in your marriage:

Do little things with great love.

 

FREE Catholic Marriage Workshop

June 4-13, 2024

Too busy for a Catholic marriage retreat?
Do this instead!  If you find yourself:
  • Passing each other like ships in the night.
  • Wondering where all the passion and joy in your marriage went.
  • Longing for deeper connection with your husband or wife.
Then you NEED to check out this FREE online workshop June 4-13, 2024.
Let us show you how you can do little things with great love to get more connection, intimacy, and grace in your marriage…even if your spouse doesn’t want to do it with you!

The Little Way of Marriage workshop is 100% Inspired by St. Therese and has helped over 20,000 couples find a path to renewed joy, intimacy, and connection.

It’s time to do something BEAUTIFUL for your marriage!  Don’t wait!
Click Here to Register for the FREE workshop

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Marriage Day Celebration

Celebrating the beautiful mystery of the mutual self-gift between a man and woman in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Volunteers still needed to help set-up for reception and to serve cake following Mass.

          Set-up 9am - 10am
          Mass 10am – 11am
          Reception 11am - Noon

     WHERE: Cathedral of Saint Paul 239 Selby Ave., St. Paul

     Reception in lower level community room

     CELEBRANT: Bishop Michael Izen

Please sign up to help serve coffee & cake at reception following mass.

More information:  https://www.archspm.org/archdiocesan-marriage-day

Click Here to Volunteer

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

LIFEST MUSIC FESTIVAL
July 11-14, 2024
Oshkosh, WI


Lifest, one of the largest Christian music festivals in the nation, is a place where you can celebrate the love of God and connect with the family of faith. Featuring over 100 acts on 7 stages, this family-friendly event is sure to have music and activities for all ages.

We are looking for couples to help us "man" the Retrouvaille booth on
Thursday 7/11/24, Friday 7/12/24, and Saturday 7/13/24.
 


Any person who volunteers at least 4 hours at the Retrouvaille booth will receive a free day pass to the
Lifest event ($66 value!!)

The booth is inside an air conditioned building.  But, you will need lawn chairs for the festival before or after your volunteer time.  The list of speakers and bands that will be performing are on the link   https://lifest.com/oshkosh/

Please click on the button below to review the available time slots and to sign up. 
Note that our booth MUST be manned the whole event or we will not be allowed back next year.

Any questions, please contact Karl or Kris Gotz kgolz@centurytel.net

Phone 920-229-5886 or 920-369-8836

Click Here to Sign Up to Help at Retrouvaille Booth

Weekend Retreat:

Healing Life’s Hurts so We Don’t Forgive Too Soon

Presented by Fr. Matt Linn SJ

July 19th 8pm - July 21st 1pm

Just as we have a natural process to stop the bleeding and heal our physical wounds so too we have a natural grieving process to heal emotional hurts.  This retreat will slowly walk through the healing of a hurt with its five stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression (shame and guilt) and acceptance (discovering our gifts).

Click Here for more information

SAVE THE DATE

TCR Annual Summer Picnic

*** Bring the Whole Family ***

Sunday, July 28th
1:00 - 4:00 pm


Pioneer Park
9165 Fallon Ave NE
Monticello, MN 55362

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

CITY ON THE HILL
MUSIC FESTIVAL


Duluth, MN


Friday August 2nd
Headliner: TobyMac
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Saturday August 3rd
Headliner:  Matthew West

We are looking for couples to help us "man" the Retrouvaille booth on
Friday 8/2/24 and Saturday 8/3/24.
 

Any person who volunteers at least 4 hours at the Retrouvaille booth will receive a free day pass to the
City on the Hill Music Festival ($60 value!!)

You will need lawn chairs for the festival before or after your volunteer time.
The list of speakers and bands that will be performing are on the link
https://cityonthehillmusicfest.com/

Please click on the button below to review the available time slots and to sign up. 
Note that our booth MUST be manned the whole event or we will not be allowed back next year.

Any questions, please contact Stan or Mary Nordin 
763-333-6442   763-350-7281
manor568@yahoo.com 
stnor667@yahoo.com

Click Here to Sign Up to Help

Weekend Retreat:

"Unwrapped Presents"

Presented by Fr. Charles Lachowitzer

August 23-25, 2024

Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and Fear of the Lord.

We studied them in our youth and received them as the gifts of the Holy Spirit at Confirmation.  Chances are that one or more of these gifts are still unwrapped. This is an inspiring weekend to unwrap, open and receive anew the seven-fold gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Click Here for more information

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT
Writing to Heal Weekend


Friday, September 20, 2024 7pm -
Sunday, September 22, 2024 4pm

Location:
Christ the King Center
Buffalo, MN
https://kingshouse.com/facilities/

Enrichment makes something more meaningful, substantial, or rewarding.
Enrichment when something is made more valuable.

We have a unique opportunity for you to join us for a weekend to together work on ENRICHING our marriages.

We will have access to the International Enrichment series that is happening at the same time.

Couples can choose to work on their own Writing-to-Heal activities, or they can participate in other marriage Enrichment opportunities. 
 
Click Here to Sign Up for Weekend
TCR SATURDAY POST MEETINGS
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
INTERNATIONAL
VIRTUAL POST SESSIONS

TUESDAYS 7-9 PM
 

This series of online Post Sessions began on May 7 and continues for
12 weeksThe time is 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Central Time.

Please enter the first name for both Husband and Wife in the First Name box when registering.
This will present both names in the Meeting window.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Click Here to Register

CORE In-Person - Eagan, MN

 

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

(Meet in the lower level conference room)

NEXT Meeting:  June 7th

4:00 pm Help set up for the weekend
5:30 pm Mass (20 min service)
6:00 pm Complementary Dinner & Greet Friday Night Couples
7:00 pm CORE meeting (lower level)


ALL ARE WELCOME

CORE In-Person - Plymouth, MN
Saturday, June 15th

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


GOTTMAN SERIES (started May 18)
NO RSVP Necessary - All are Welcome

Central Wisconsin CORE
 

COREs are the first Sunday of the month
June 2nd at 7:00 pm.

If anyone wants to join in on our CORE sessions, please contact at us 
2039@helpourmarriage.org and we will send them the link.  All are welcome !

Central MN CORE In-Person
June 16, 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.

June 6, 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 Int'l CORE 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:
            August 9-11, 2024
          October 4-6, 2024
            December 6-8, 2024
Click Here to Learn More or to Sign-Up 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
Defeat Porn. Together.

Covenant Eyes is designed to help you and those you love live free from pornography.

Struggling to quit watching porn?

YOU'RE NOT ALONE


Join over 1.5 million people who've used Covenant Eyes to experience victory over porn.
Click Here for more info
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
Friday Night Couples


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.

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
Married Sex
by Gary Thomas

A unique, comprehensive guide to sexual intimacy for Christian couples in every season of marriage.

A great sex life is something you make, not something you find. If you feel confused or frustrated about your sex life—or simply wonder, Is there more to it than this?—Married Sex is exactly what you need to make your marriage stronger, in and out of the bedroom. 

Click Here for More Information
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

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
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:

Chaplain:  Reverend Matthew Shireman  fathermatt@stgregorynb.org
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