History of Lutheran Marriage Encounter in Michigan

Lutheran Marriage Encounter came to the Michigan area because of the vision and dreams of several encountered couples in the Detroit area.  These couples had experienced a Catholic Weekend and saw the vision of being able to share the Weekend in a Lutheran setting. They worked tirelessly to carry out all the details to make thir first Weekend a reality.  Some of them drove great distances to regularly attend meetings during the formative stages.  Presenting couples came from all over the U.S. and Ontario and worked together to nurture this seed to fruition.

The first Weekend was held in suburban Detroit in July of 1977.  All early weekends were held in the Detroit area.  In 1980 the first “out state” Weekend was held in Saginaw.  Since then several Weekends a year have been held throughout Michigan in places like Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Traverse City and Port Huron.

Weekends will continue to be presented throughout Michigan as the Lord blesses this ministry.  We are here because of the dreams and dedication of those pioneer couples.  Those couples who cared so many years ago continue to be a blessing to us right here today.