Ohio Area

Join a Journey Group!
Throughout Ohio and all of North America, encountered couples get together on a regular basis to share values and dreams, give each other encouragement to continue dialogue, provide support and prayers for each other, and help each other grow as a couple. Formerly known as “circles,” “dialogue support groups,” or “love spirals,” these groups of encountered couples are now called “Journey Groups” as they Continue the Journey of an encountered married couple lifestyle.

By attending a Journey Group, you and your spouse can continue the journey you began on your Marriage Encounter Weekend toward a more joyful life together. Journey Groups usually meet once a month in a couple’s home or a church. All you have to do to participate is bring your dialogue notebooks, pens, name tags, and a snack to share. A short presentation followed by a 10 & 10 and an open sharing question is the usual format of each 2-hour Journey Group evening.

Find an Ohio Journey Group location near you and contact information for Ohio Support Couples who are actively involved in Ohio Journey Groups and Marriage Encounter Weekends. If no couple or Journey Group close to you is shown, we can supply you with the resources to start a group of your own or help you connect with encountered couples of other faith expressions.

Support Ohio Marriage Encounter Weekends! 
Are you and your spouse interested in helping support our Ohio Marriage Encounter Weekends? If so, we hope you’ll attend one of our Ohio Area Planning Gatherings – see our calendar link below for dates and times. ALL couples are welcome! Contact our Ohio Area Leaders, David & Jean Fell or Jon & Bonnie Bell, with questions about dates or “loving tasks.”

Join Us at Our Area Events!
Ohio offers community events to bless your marriage, couple communication, and family. Some events are open to all couples, married or not, encountered or not, and some are open to the entire family. Check our calendar links below for our already scheduled upcoming events. Click the specific links below for information and registration forms for two events.

Ohio Area Calendar of Events & Meetings   
2017 Downloadable Calendar

Download Publicity for Our Upcoming Weekend!

Connect with Us on Facebook!
Join our Facebook group – Lutheran Marriage Encounter District 1 (Canada to Florida in Eastern Time Zone of North America). This Facebook group is open only to encountered couples. Send a “join” request, including the dates and place of your Marriage Encounter Weekend.