About the Marriage Enrichment Program

Philip and his wife Jen on their wedding day! Photo: Two Ring Studios

What is the Marriage Enrichment Program?

Philip created the Marriage Enrichment Program to help couples see beyond the wedding day and stay focused on the ultimate goal: achieving a happy and lasting marriage! Prior to your wedding, you will be guided through a series of worksheets, games, and discussions that you complete in the comfort of your own home. This program provides the structure, encouragement, and accountability that you need to get your marriage off on the right foot and help your relationship reach its highest potential!

What are the goals of the program?

  • To reinforce and enrich the bond that you already have, in order to forge the strongest foundation possible for a healthy and lasting marriage.

  • To provide your officiant¬†with the information needed to craft a beautiful and meaningful ceremony that reflects who you are as a couple.

Is it like pre-marital counseling?

Although some of the goals are the same, the Marriage Enrichment Program is not counseling or therapy. It consists of a set of readings, worksheets, games, and discussions that you complete in the comfort of your own home and then email to your officiant. The program does not involve face-to-face sessions.

How long does it take?

There are eight exercises that you complete at home over an 8-week period prior to your wedding. Each exercise takes about 60-90 minutes to complete. Your officiant sets deadlines and makes sure you are on track throughout the process.

What results can you expect?

1. More clarity about your core beliefs and values.

2. Stronger connection between you and your partner.

3. Better understanding of what makes a successful marriage work.

4. Confidence on your wedding day.

“Philip was awesome, we are so happy we chose him as our officiant for our destination wedding in North Carolina! My husband and I decided to pursue the marriage counseling which was such a great experience and really helped prepare ourselves mentally for our big day. Philip was so responsive and really took the time to understand us individually and together. Philip wrote our vows and I was so happy he did because he couldn’t have done them any better. He took our material from the marriage enrichment homework and turned them into amazing words for our vows and all it took was 8 weeks for Philip to know us so well to write our vows, I just can’t believe anyone else can do that besides him. We are very happy we chose Asheville Marriages and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great and supportive officiant!”
~Meagan & Conrad