Writing to Heal Workshops

The Northern Virginia Retrouvaille Community periodically holds Writing to Heal Days in combination with the final post session.

Writing to Heal Days will take place on Saturdays August 19 and December 9, 2017 from 8 am to 4 pm.

Note: Couples completing post sessions will participate in post sessions 11 and 12 from 1 to 4pm on Writing to Heal Days.


Purpose and Goals of the Writing to Heal Day
• Promote personal and couple healing through deeper exploration of our stories and a deeper understanding of the Retrouvaille concepts.
• Provide an environment for spiritual growth
• Experience the healing power of our unique story

The session will focus on helping couples write their Personal Introduction (Post Workbook page 145) through which a couple examines their unique path through the four stages of marriage.  Couples who are working on other presentations--including Weekend and Post Weekend Presentations--will have individual help and time to write as well

Here is an overview of the day:
Time        Activity
8:00         Bagels, Juice, and Coffee
8:30         Writing to Heal Introduction
11:00        Couple writing experience
12:00        Lunch
12:45        Couple Writing Experience for couples not attending post
1-4            Last post session for couples completing post sessions
3:00-4:00  Wrap-up

[Please bring your dialog notebooks for the dialog question.  If you are writing talks, you may prefer to use computer notebooks or laptops.]


Directions:  Take the Beltway to the 236, Little River Turnpike exit.  Once on the exit, go west toward Fairfax.  Stay on 236, past Northern Va. Community College on your left, and make a right onto Woodburn Rd.  Go down Woodburn past the police station on your right, and make another right onto Woodburn Rd.  The church and school are almost immediately on your right after you make the 2nd right.  The school is to the left of the church- 3901 Woodburn Rd.


Please RSVP by e-mail to Chris and Kim Kargas or by phone to 703-660-6082.