Life these days can be difficult, and so can the challenges couples face in marriage. The distance between them may seem wide. Some already may be separated as the pandemic puts pressure on matrimony.

Retrouvaille offers hope for a better relationship. It’s is a peer ministry of volunteers who can help couples learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and heal. The volunteer couples have been through it.

Oregon Retrouvaille will be holding a weekend Oct. 2-4 at Mount Angel Abbey Retreat House. In compliance with Oregon and facility requirements, a limit of 12 couples can attend. Masks must be worn during the weekend.

For more information, contact the registration team at or call 503-225-9191. The website is