Thuy & Jeffrey

Christina & Javier’s testimonies about marriage could have intimidated us (we weren’t even engaged at the time), but their vulnerability really managed to touch us instead. We realized the gravity and tests that could be on this journey together, but how beautiful it would be guided by God and with the support of other married couples. So Christina & Javier, thank you for sharing your most challenging times to help us discern by witnessing the real married life.

Candy & Jonathan

Javier and Christina truly shared themselves with us - their personal and relational joys, triumphs, faith journeys, challenges, and learning experiences. Their transparency was encouraging and humbling. Christina and Javier’s presentations were well prepared with factual details, relevant anecdotes, and practical and personal examples. Some topics which initially seemed like “tough topics” to discuss, now seemed to have an attainable goal to work towards. It was an honor to have them share a part of themselves and their lives with us. Their faith and vocation journey made a beautiful impact on us, and lead us to ask them to be our God-parents for the sacrament of Matrimony, to which they accepted!

Christy & Wil

During our marriage preparation, Javier and Christina helped us and reminded us to always stay open in communication and have the patience for the other person. They were amazing examples of this for us both personally and through the retreat. Now, in our marriage, we are reminded of this when we are frustrated with each other and continue to look back on other pieces of advice they shared with us in our marriage prep journey. We are grateful to have them as mentors in life and marriage!