MARIA STEIN — The Maria Stein Shrine hosted a special Couples Night in the newly renovated Upper Room on July 22. The evening began with dinner and socialization before Dr. Aaron Kuhn led a presentation titled “Making your Marriage Whole through Dependency on God.”
Thirty couples were present for the Shrine’s annual couple’s night out. After a buffet dinner, Dr. Kuhn presented on how, if we depend on God as our ultimate sources of happiness, we can develop a deeper relationship with our spouse. He used his knowledge of psychology and scripture to help people look at their own actions and how those are perceived by one’s partner.
The presentation was supplemented by a live illustration from Ed Kuhn, Dr. Aaron Kuhn’s brother, using chalk. He drew a couple struggling to carry the cross of life together. At the end of the presentation, this drawing was removed from the pedestal and a drawing of Jesus carrying the cross was exposed. The symbolism reinforced the presentation message that couples are not in this sacrament of marriage alone and we must place our trust in God.
The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics provides faith nourishment and spiritual renewal through opportunities for prayer and pilgrimage and inspiration from the lives of the saints. People from around the world visit the shrine to explore and enjoy this environment rich in holiness and history. The Shrine is located at 2291 St. John’s Rd. in Maria Stein. For more event information, visit www.mariasteinshrine.org