Marriage in trouble? Let Retrouvaille help

Published: February 1, 2024

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Click on the button above to register for the Retrouvaille weekend in Arkansas Feb. 23-25. The weekend experience is followed by a series of 6 to 12 sessions over a three-month period. For more information, contact Elizabeth Reha, director of family life, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 373. Weekends are held every week across the United States. If unable to attend Feb. 23-25, visit the Retrouvaille calendar to find another weekend. 

Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse? Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down? Have you thought about separation or divorce? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille is available to help.

This program is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program. It consists of a weekend experience followed by a series of 6 to 12 post-weekend sessions over a three-month period. It provides tools to help couples with troubled marriages to heal.

The main emphasis of Retrouvaille is on communication in marriage between husband and wife. It gives couples the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine their lives together in a new and positive way.

  • Retrouvaille is a Christian marriage program, Catholic in origin, where couples of all faiths or no faith background are encouraged to attend.
  • Presenters are not trained marriage counselors, but rather couples sharing their personal stories of marital struggles and the tools they used to rediscover their love.
  • Separated and divorced couples are also encouraged to attend.

Weekends in Arkansas are held in February and September at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. The schedule begins at 7 p.m. on Fridays with registration and closes with Mass on Sunday afternoons. Information on the follow-up sessions is announced during the weekend.

A registration fee of $200 is requested, but no couple is ever denied the chance to heal and renew their marriage because of financial difficulties. During the weekend, couples are asked for a donation. This donation covers the expense of both the weekend and the follow-up sessions. To attend, register online at, email or call (501) 834-1956.

Retrouvaille is sponsored by the diocesan Family Life Office. For more information about these events in Arkansas, contact Elizabeth Reha, family life director, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 373. To participate in another state, visit to learn more.