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Welcome! Your interest in the Marriage Enrichment Workshop is welcome. In fact, it is warranted! Tens of thousands of couples have already benefited. 

Your marriage relationship requires care and attention. The Marriage Enrichment Workshop helps you do this. Some people might say, "I don't need it". We say, "It is a gift of love. You deserve it."



What Happens?

Learning and Enhancing Communication Skills. You improve your ability to:

  • Listen
  • Express feelings
  • Give and receive positive feedback
  • State needs
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Make commitments

Traditional Schedule


  • 6:30 – 7 p.m. Check In
  • 7 – 11 p.m. Evening Activities


  • 7:30 – 8 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8 – 1 p.m. Morning Activities
  • 1 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:30 – 5 p.m. Free Time
  • 5 – 6 p.m. Afternoon Activities
  • 6 – 7 p.m. Dinner
  • 7 – 10 p.m. Evening Activities


  • 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8 – 11:45 a.m. Morning Activities
  • 11:45 –12:15 p.m. Closing

Time schedule may vary due to local arrangements.


Each workshop has an administrative charge of $40 per couple.

Food, facility and lodging costs are added to this depending on which schedule is used, where the workshop is being held and if a retreat center or hotel are used for overnight lodging (if appropriate).



Marriage Enrichment workshops are sponsored by Marriage Enrichment, Inc., a non-denominational, not-for-profit, nationwide Christian organization. The workshops are developed and copyrighted by Dr. Carl T. Clarke of Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Clarke is a clinical psychologist and former pastor. The organization is dedicated to helping build stronger marriages and families. We believe that Christ is at the center of the marriage relationship, supporting both husband and wife.

Workshops are conducted in cooperation with local churches and other organizations. All leaders are extensively trained according to the certification requirements of Marriage Enrichment Inc.; they serve voluntarily without pay.


  • To increase effectiveness in the marriage relationship
  • To increase awareness of strengths within a marriage
  • To increase appreciation of the marriage
  • To free up communications by interrupting habitual patterns of communication by use of structured exercises
  • To develop awareness of resources for loving, giving, and sharing with each other
  • To develop awareness of spiritual dimensions within a marriage
  • To offer some patterns for incorporating awareness of spiritual dimensions into daily life
  • To become aware of feelings of love, appreciation, understanding, valuing, and respect for each other.


  • Corporate worship experiences
  • Small group dynamics
  • Private communication exercises
  • All exercises have been carefully structured and tested
  • Exercises are designed to build integrally one upon the other

How to sponsor a workshop

Workshops require a minimum of four couples and a maximum or 10 couples per trained Group Leader. The facility that is used will need one large meeting room, one or two small meeting rooms and a private space for each couple to use for their private sharing times. Depending on the workshop schedule that is used, the group will also be sharing two to six meals together. Therefore, there should also be a space where everyone can eat together. Contact JoAnn Johnson our Executive Administrator (see below for her contact information) for more details or to set up a workshop.





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We would love to hear your thoughts, comments, and questions. We would also be glad to provide you with more information.

JoAnn Johnson Executive Administrator

Phone: (800) 726-7424


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