Germany: Start Smart!
By Sarah Zimmermann, FFWPU Germany
Using the same name as the Familyfed-USA our German Blessing and Family Department held a “Start Smart” Workshop/Retreat in our training center near Bad Camberg for 10 newly blessed 2nd generation couples from November 17 to 19, 2017.
With the valuable help of two other second gen couples from our German community and two first generation lecturers we were able to provide a varied and fun weekend that was also packed with a lot of helpful information and tips on starting life together as a couple.
The program included couple games, a candle light dinner with a session from the Marriage Preparation course from Nicky and Sila Lee about our “Shared Goals and Values”, ballroom dancing, free time to walk in the nature, and a couple photo-shooting session.
The couples not only enjoyed themselves but found the weekend very helpful. We were sorry as our time together ended all too quickly on Sunday after lunch.
We realized how much this work is needed and are already planning the next retreat for other couples in the new year.