Marriage Enrichment Program

My wife and I on our 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 six exercises that you complete at home over an 6-8 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.

Our Marriage Enrichment Program is included in our Custom Plus option.

And we also offer a self-guided version of the program: Marriage Enrichment Micro-Course Series

Meghan D.

Philip is a true gem! Nathan and I have been together for eight years, and initially discussed not needing/wanting “pre-marital counseling/classes,” but when we met Philip, that all changed! We participated in the marriage enrichment program, where we learned so much, including how to leverage our similarities and differences to build and grow a strong marriage. Read more “Meghan D.”

Melissa V.

Our experience with Phil was beyond incredible… we did the Marriage Enrichment Program, which I highly recommend…We were so lucky to work with him, and feel like we found an amazing person and friend in the process. Read more “Melissa V.”

Shari Suarez

Philip was amazing!! My husband and I did the Marriage Enrichment Program, which I would highly recommend. The program not only prompted really important discussions for my husband and I to have, but also allowed Philip get to know us before the wedding. Read more “Shari Suarez”

Ronak Shah

We are so glad we did the Marriage Enrichment Program! Keith brought enthusiasm and energy to our wedding ceremony. We couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable experience! Read more “Ronak Shah”

John Claybrook

Vaughn Talbert was an outstanding minister for our wedding. The Marriage Enrichment Program was excellent! It pushed my fiance and I to really explore and communicate about those critical topics that can become obstacles later in life. Read more “John Claybrook”


You should absolutely use Asheville Marriages. I would also recommend the Marriage Enrichment Program . . We loved ending every weekend going through the exercises and found SO much benefit in this program. 100% recommend. Read more “Kate”

Abby R.

During our ceremony Michael brought all his amazing energy and professionalism and captured exactly the feel we were hoping for. The Marriage Enrichment Program gave us resources we can reference and look back on for years to come to remind us of the original reasons we wanted to be married and the dreams we want to share together going forward.
Read more “Abby R.”

Cory Dovel

Philip and Asheville Marriages were nothing short of fantastic and went above and beyond to make our wedding very special. We decided to do the Marriage Enrichment Program . . . I highly recommend to all couples getting married. Read more “Cory Dovel”

Rebecca S.

While we considered our bond pretty solid going into the counseling, we strengthened that bond through really talking through every aspect of our partnership & expectations of marriage. Read more “Rebecca S.”

Heather S.

We even did the Marriage Enrichment Program with Philip and he incorporated some touching and personal parts of that into our ceremony. So many guests came up to me at the wedding saying how great of a job good he did and how they felt Philip had a connection with my husband and I. I highly highly recommend using Asheville Marriages!!! Read more “Heather S.”

Jean Delos Reyes

We chose Philip as our wedding officiant, and he was absolutely a joy to work with! We did his Marriage Enrichment Program as well and really did enjoy every activity he had us complete! He wrote a very heartwarming ceremony which just perfectly captured us and our relationship. Read more “Jean Delos Reyes”