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Maybe I've been on more religious retreats than the average person. I attended First Dennis for years with the whole extended crew. I attended, then directed then lived The Fourth, and recently Pete and I trekked up to St. Francis House in Rancocas with my Deacon/Godfather/Officiant for a night of prayer and reflection about married life. I'm more than comfortable in a "retreat" setting, so it felt totally natural and not a drop forced. I understand why a non-practicing/apathetic couple may feel bogus or out of place... but our host couples made the day so fun!
Amidst large group discussions, smaller "breakout sessions" and time for just Pete and me together, we played ice breakers (legit. fun,) snacked and drank and even discovered some familiar faces in our group. After nine intense hours (which included Sat. evening Mass,) we left with a huge packet full of helpful paperwork, a cert. of completion from our diocese and the Wawa GC we won playing the Newlywed Game, ha!
Recently, life has been chaotic, upsetting and confusing. Our Pre-Cana experience couldn't have come at a better time. We want to do it again! If you were originally dreading it... don't! ZOMG I just penned a novel... ah! #sorry