We all want the same thing, whether our relationship has just begun or we’ve been married for years: We want a healthy, mutually-satisfying relationship with the one we love.

Check us out. We’re confident you’ll find something that serves your interests well.

Better Marriages exists to serve you as a couple, whatever the stage of your life and relationship.

We have resources you can use to strengthen the connection between you. We sponsor:

  • events, regionally and nationally, to stimulate your ongoing growth together.
  • marriage enrichment groups where couples gather for mutual support & encouragement.
  • training for couples who want to have an impact on the lives of others by leading events.

Parent Organization

Better Marriages,, formerly the Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment, is an organization founded by David and Vera Mace in 1973. It is an international, grassroots group of couples committed to Better Marriages – starting with our own. The main office is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Local Chapter

The Washington Area Chapter of Better Marriages has been active here in the DC metro area for about 30 years. We are a group of couples who believe in marriage, know that a good marriage takes some work, and that communication with other married couples really helps improve our own relationships. We are not affiliated with any religious denomination.