Welcome, we are Mark and Ashley founders of The Meaningful Marriage, we're so glad you're here.

It's a fact that is sad, but true that half of marriages end in divorce. It's something any loving couple wants to avoid at all costs. We help you to help the people you care about to protect and nurture a happy and long-lasting marriage with The Meaningful Marriage.
We know that every couple is unique and we want to help people find the best path for happiness in their relationship. Our Marriage courses cover everything couples need to know when making this amazing life transition to marriage or when going through difficult times in their relationship, we help couples plan for a bright future with their spouse...for life.
Find out more about the six conversations you need to share with couples who want an ongoing and meaningful marriage.
We have so much to share. Join us as we share with you the most affordable, most accessible, and most comprehensive marriage program on the market!

Mark & Ashley

We invest in the things that matter.

So you can help couples to thrive.

The average American couple spends between $19,984 - $33,306 on their wedding day.
The average American spends 21420 hours preparing for their career.
The average American spends $140,327.58 on their first house.

The average American divorce costs $15,000 - $30,000

We share six conversations that all couples NEED for an ongoing meaningful marriage.

For a small investment of time and money (less than the price of dinner at your favorite restaurant!) we can save the pain, heartache and loss faced by so many couples.

Using our two programs you can help couples in three different ways.

Contact us today and discover how we can help you make a difference in the lives of couples both engaged and married in your community. 

Complete the form below and we will be in touch very soon.   

In the program couples will...

  • Celebrate their relationship's top moments together.

  • Learn how to adjust to each other's personality differences.

  • Communicate effectively and address conflicts before they become a problem.

  • Manage and spend money together.

  • Meet each other's expectations for intimacy.

  • Create a share marriage vision for lasting success.

Couple's Classes

Our videos and workbooks are created for guided discussion. 7-weeks of videos and discussion will draw couples nearer to one another and form bonds with other couples that will last a lifetime.
All you need to do to transform the marriages in your church is gather, push play, and facilitate discussion.

Mentor Couples

Do you have couples willing to walk with other couples? Perfect, the hard part is usually knowing what to talk about and have resrouces to guide those discussions.
You provide the mentor couples, we provide the videos and workbooks for deep meaningful conversations.
*Our program integrates well with existing church resources like SYMBIS and Prepare and Enrich.

Small Groups

Do you have small groups full of couples looking for opportunities to grow closer together? We provide groups access to our 7-week video program so that small groups can gather and discuss together.
Just like a class full of couples...All you need to do to transform the marriages in your church is gather, push play, and facilitate discussion.

How it works.

Watch Videos

Each session is packed with real-life couples sharing their experiences and practical tools that you can apply for the life of your marriage!

Use Workbook

Utilize the workbook to guide discussion (even the difficult ones). The Workbook is designed to help you pause, reflect, and apply action steps for each week's lesson.

Take Action

"Practice Makes Perfect!" It's not enough to just talk about things. Each session includes specific actions for you to take  to engage your relationship in new ways.

Six conversations. HUGE results.






Our Story.

After seven happy years of marriage, reality didn’t match expectation. It felt as if it happened all of a sudden, it was a slow decline and distance between us based on misguided beliefs of marriage and love that lasts a lifetime.

The worst part...we worked at a church! Working at a church was not the bad part, but having a bad marriage while working at a church is an impossibly difficult and lonely place to be.

We went to work on our marriage and a result created a program to help other couples - The Meaningful Marriage. A result of countless conversations within our own 15+ year marriage and with 100s of other couples to both better understand why over 50% of marriages end in divorce, but also what we can do about it.

With the Meaningful Marriage you will experience our combined passion for helping couples succeed. We look at the key issues facing couples and coach you towards a successful, life long “meaningful” marriage.

"It's an honor to be able to share our story with you. We believe we can help couples because we've "been there." We are passionate about helping couples grow closer and be better than ever before.
We are here for you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us."

— Mark & Ashley

What our couples have to say about our completely self-led coaching program. 

Dylan & Courtney

Marriage Prep was incredibly beneficial. It opened us up to conversations that we would've never even thought about having. Conversations that we still have as a married couple.
Marriage Prep helped us to understand the ways our personalities and upbringings differ, and how to navigate those differences as a married couple.

JD & Lauren

"It was like a curated survival guide for navigating important topics in a relationship and marriage: communication, money, religion, family, etc.
We cannot recommend this program highly enough!"

The Six Step Roadmap to Marriage Success:

Marriage Mindset

Celebrate Together

Relationships require an intentional shift in the way we do life. Your marriage mindset is the foundation upon which all other things are built.

Personality Differences

Permission to be you

Understanding each other gives us permission to be ourselves and adjust to better interact with our spouse. Our differences make us complimentary.

Talk & Fight Styles

More Than Words

Healthy relationships have fair expectations, navigate conflict together, and communicate both positive and negative emotions.


We are Family

Family is a crucial part of healthy relationships. We need to be intentional about how our upbringing shapes our marriage and how we raise our families.

Money Moves

Can't Buy Me Love

Finances, budgeting, and career planning are all key actions for marriage. Making intentional money moves will set you up for a successful tomorrow. 

Love Life

Let's Talk About Sex

Develop healthy sex expectations and practices for your love life. Get on the same page when it comes to intimacy inside and outside the bedroom. 

Marriage Mantra Verse

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others [your spouse] above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others [your spouse]. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus."

- Philippians 2:3-5

Contact us today and discover how we can help you make a difference in the lives of couples both engaged and married in your community. 

Complete the form below and we will be in touch very soon.   

Here's how the Marriage Prep program has made a difference for our newlywed couples. 

Alex & Megan

"We loved how topic evolved over time. From learning about each other’s love languages to the way we communicate with each other during times of conflict and joy."

Jeff & Hannah

"We were reminded of the roots and principles that we established early in our marriage Now, we are working towards the life we want, everyday."