Letters - Editors
eMatrimony News Flash - February 20, 2005
Karen Baker and Ralph
& Jane Becker
& Irma Saldaña and David
& Velia Nevarez
February 20, 2005
Thank you to all who have been visiting eMatrimony.org.
We are sending this email to you because either you, or someone
who loves you, asked us to send you updates about eMatrimony.
If you have not yet visited eMatrimony.org,
please do so. If you are bilingual in Spanish, be sure to click
on the link Versión en Español
at the top of the home page to see the wonderful work the Spanish-speaking
sections are doing with eMatrimony.org/Spanish.
With Spring around the corner there seems to be so
much to do. Preparing for Easter, graduations, summer vacation,
some will have weddings and many will have yard work. It is easy
to get caught up in all that has to be done to prepare for the future
and forget to celebrate today. Please take time this Lent to spend
time quietly with each other and with God. Consider your blessings
and thank God.
After all that quiet time take just a moment to go
online to convention.wwme.org
and register for the National Convention to be held July 8-10 at
Towson, University in Baltimore, MD. Register by March 15th for
the lowest cost and the best housing choices.
New articles include:
- Under News/International,
Statistics From Around the World for the exciting statistics
gathered of how many couples and priests made Weekends in 2002 and
2003. We will update you when the 2004 world statistics are available.
- We have some powerful dialogue helps under Dialogue/Guidelines.
They include Turn
Dialogue Blah’s into Dialogue Aha’s, Breaking
the 3-Minute Dialogue Barrier, Back
to Dialogue Basics and What
is the Value in Sharing Dialogue with Another Couple?
- Under Family/Weekend
Effect, See how the Weekend brought couples to the Church in
to New Life in the Church. Then look further under Family/Seasonal
Activities for A
Priest’s Journey Through Lent and Easter.
- Under Resources/Miscellaneous:
we have couples sharing their experiences with Natural Family Planning
Planning vs. The Modern World, couples sharing how they use
guidelines for fighting fair for their relationship in Finding
Our Fighting Style. and a priest responding to why we have a
priest of our Weekends in The
Priesthood: A Call to Relationship.
- Under Resources/Archives,
we have added the four issues of Matrimony Magazine printed
in 1996. We have also added a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet listing
all articles published from 1996 through 2003.
-When you visit eMatrimony
please remember to check our prayer Intentions
& Requests. Our family relies on your prayers when they
ask us to include their special intentions.
- Is anything interesting happening in your area?
We need your input! Your articles and your opinions
about what you want to see are important to keeping eMatrimony
new and exciting.
- Include an eMatrimony
in every weekend take-home packet, and make flyers available at
all Community and Presenting Team meetings and functions.
- Forward a copy of this News Flash (or a link
to its web page) to other encountered couples and priests in
your area, and encourage them to submit their email addresses to
receive future news flashes. To sign up, all they need to do is
send a blank email message to
In Christ's Love,
English: Jack & Karen Baker
Español: Marco & Irma Saldaña
San Diego, CA
English: Ralph & Jane Becker
Español: David & Velia Nevarez
As an online publication of Worldwide Marriage Encounter, eMatrimony
serves as a resource to support, encourage, and challenge couples,
priests, and religious to live the values of the WWME experience
and grow stronger in their efforts to renew the church and change
This News Flash can be found at:
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