That I was able to understand me and my partner. It gave us a broader idea on how to deal with diff. situations. Focusing in our feelings and learning how to express them. Before the DW my mind was not open to other solutions on how to resolve our problem and how to deal with it. It is very helpful and you will see if your partner is really the one for you and if both of you should think twice.
My biggest takeaways are the feelings/sentiments I have found in my partner (hearing my partner’s feeling), the feeling of security that my partner accepts me after learning my feelings/sentiments/ hang-ups/ issues. Thank you for making Discovery Weekend a tool for couples to discover and understand one another. The weekend helps us as a couple by setting expectations and aligning the values we share which will help us in the nature. Various topics are raised that may be critical in marriage life in couples. The weekend highlights are couple sharing of all ages and love cycles starting up to death. Before DW, it was like we love each other but we are not sure if we share the same values when we get married. After DW, we are more sure that we are ready to enter marriage as we already know our partner better. I will recommend DW because we are inspired by the various couples who have made their way to companionship even after 45 years of marriage. DW is a very valuable tool for partners to communicate their issues, needs, and conditions that require handling with careful thought and dialogue with your partner by sharing your feelings and not by blaming the deed your partner has made. This tool will help your partner reciprocate his/her feelings by listening to your sentiments and accepting your differences to help both partners compromise a solution to every problem/situation/ changes they face incorporating God in the center of their family/ marriage.
The weekend helped me and my partner to properly channel our differences and communicate the DW way. It has solidified and validated that we wanted to get married. I would 100% recommend it with our friends who are about to embark married life.– E?M
It opened our eyes and hearts to various problems that we did not know. And opened our minds to the tools on how to handle problems. We are now much open to each other. “ The Mask” Refreshes us both, individual and as a couple. Can determined if you are in the right person.
We would recommend DW as a good way to prepare for marriage because the time to talk to your future husband/wife about your fears, plans, goals, values etc. were very helpful. We saw things we needed to work on and I think we got to know each other spiritually better.
DW helped us as a couple to understand each other better – for each other’s respective. It has opened our eyes to our issues as a couple and has taught us how to resolved these issues. Our biggest takeaways are communication is the key and put yourself in the shoes of your partner because it is the only way you’ll understand each other and is the only way the relationship will last.
Putting God in the center of your relationship. Very much, strictly recommended.
That we don’t journey alone. There are other couples who are experiencing the things we are experiencing and have succeeded in it. It helped us have uninterrupted time to discuss our relationship in a loving manner. Feelings/ Dialogue/ Disillusionment was most helpful. This weekend was a breather/ time to reflect on our relationship and remember God’s presence in it. Yes, definitely, testimonies if couples have been most helpful.
DW helped us get to know ourselves and our partner more. My favorite part of the DW is the dialogue and the introduction. I feel now, after DW we’re closer as a couple and we understand each other more. Yes, I would highly recommend it.
The DW definitely helped us see what was lacking in our relationship. It also helped us see a better picture of what Marriage should look like. It’s eye-opening for us and we are thankful for those once in a lifetime opportunity. —Mike?Candy
It has been a very enriching experience for both of us. DW is a perfect “ starter pack” for couples who are about to get married, or even those who are planning to get hitched. It strikes upon all the important aspects and expectations that couples will very soon experience. The weekend helped us revisit our feelings and experiences and remind us the true essence of why were getting married in the first place. This was the first time my fiancé and I had connected on a spiritual level, and it feels really good. Now I know and I am assured that me and my partner have the same goals and expectations for what’s to come and Yes I would highly recommend the DW to my friends and family.
My partner and I had a great and fulfilling time at the Discovery Weekend. We got to know each other better and I would say, got to know our relationship in a deeper and a more spiritual level. We are still works in progress, but DW has given us the tools to which we can build upon a happy and God-centered Marital Life. I would definitely recommend the DW to other couples out there, whether they’re getting married or not yet. It has been a liberating experience?
“Voice out your feelings in a loving manner”. Our communication patterns really is a big component / factor for a successful marriage. I knew Brack better, I recognized that writing his thoughts is his best medium to express his emotions. Couple sharers and Derik Mario Bautista sharing a part of your life is something I would be very thankful nothing beats learning from the experienced people. I am more understanding and hopefully, I could empathize with my partner more. The DW is for serious couple. It would help everyone to be more “humane” towards their partner we’ll spread the world. Thank you or a very meaningful weekend.
Personally my biggest takeaway from DW was the focusing on the feelings an how to properly have a dialogue with your partner. I think DW was a venue for us to discuss important things that ate and will affect our marriage both negative and positive. I think the dialogues with my partner, it made us understand each other better and to be in the same wave length. Before I was afraid to share things that were happening to me and at work but after I was encourage to have dialogues with my partner to strengthen our relationship. I would recommend DW to my friends so that, they too can confirm the love of one another and to grow in the DW way.
I recommend the Discovery Weekend to couples who like to emphasize on enhancing communication between partners. Im very happy with our inputs as a couple and how closer we became after attending this seminar.