Marriage Enrichment Retreat (MER) is led by an international organization called Chinese Family for Christ USA. For over twenty years teaching Chinese families worldwide, MER is proven to be an effective marriage training rooted in the Bible. MER Integrates relationship counseling techniques in rebuilding marriage’s general principles while incorporating the unique characteristics of Chinese family traditions and culture.
For three days, marriage couples meet away from home and daily interruptions, and focus on their relationship. The MER training has the following objectives:
- Help couples apply Bible principles of family and marriage in their daily lives.
- Help couples solidify their relationship by sharing expert research on behaviors and marriage counseling experiences.
- Provide techniques proven effective in relationship communication, conflict resolution and marriage enrichment to further help couples walk hand-in-hand in Christ.
Our church sent four couples each year to MER trainings held by a Massachusetts church during years 2012 – 2014. In April 2016, CBCGH started holding the first MER where eight couples from our church participated. In March 2017, another eight couples from our church participated in the MER.
Leader: James Wu