They can really help a couple in their marriage as they are a special time for the couple to connect and get away from all the distractions and challenges of their everyday lives. Some ofthe ways they help is by helping the couple to build in their relationship with God and each other. Through this the partnership can go stronger. Couples learn from other marriages, about their own behaviors and attitudes, from a priest, and about constructive ways to deepen in intimacy in their relationship. Strength can grow through learning new ways to communicate and build with each other and through taking risks.