Join a Missouri or Southern Illinois Journey Group!

Throughout the Missouri & Southern Illinois area there are Journey Groups of Encountered Couples who get together on a regular basis. The journey of improved communication skills that you started on your Weekend can easily be continued at home by meeting regularly with these Encountered Couples. Anyone who dialogues alone does not dialogue very long. We need each other’s support to continue this joyful married lifestyle!

These Journey Groups are a time to share our values and dreams, gain encouragement to continue our couple dialogue, receive support and prayers from each other, and become closer as a married couple. We usually meet in the homes of Encountered Couples once a month for continued growth in our relationships. All you have to do to participate is bring your dialogue notebooks and name tags! We always have a short presentation followed by a 10 & 10 and an open sharing question. Snacks and beverages are served, so if you wish, please bring your favorite snack to share!

We encourage you to attend a Journey Group near you. If there is not one close to you, perhaps we can help you get one started in your area.

Missouri / Southern Illinois Journey Groups


West St. Louis County:  Contact Dan & Judy Teuscher for details: 636.543.9008 or – family is welcome.

South St. Louis County:  Fourth Saturday each month at 8 pm with snacks and beverages. Contact Tom & Kathy Von Behren at 636.343.9453 or for details.

Southern Illinois

Minden / Sandoval:  Contact Rick & Jody Nielsen for dates, location, and directions at 618.247.3215 or

Support Missouri / Southern Illinois Marriage Encounter Events! 

Are you and your spouse interested in helping support our Missouri / Southern Illinois Marriage Encounter events? If so, we hope you’ll attend one of our Area Planning Gatherings – check back here for dates and times. ALL couples are welcome! Contact our Area Leaders, Jim & Edie Leible with questions about dates or how you can help with “loving tasks.”

Join Us at Our Area Events!

Missouri / Southern Illinois offers community events to bless your marriage, couple communication, and family. Check this area frequently to see what we’ve got planned!

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