National Association of Marriage Enhancement

Become Certified

Start a Biblical Marriage Counseling Center in Your Church

The National Association of Marriage Enhancement (NAME) is a network of churches and couples committed to biblical marriage ministry. The heart of our ministry is to see Marriages Saved and Marriages Strengthened.

NAME specializes in training and certifying lay couples within the local church as Certified Marriage Specialists. NAME certification begins with an intensive, biblical, video-based training program that teaches couples how to counsel other couples in need. By training lay couples within the local church, NAME helps alleviate the burden carried by senior pastors by passing off marriage counseling duties to biblically trained counselors they trust. In doing so, the pastor can keep his primary focus where it belongs – on seeking God’s will for His church.

NAME has established hundreds of FREE counseling centers throughout the United States, which reach not only couples within the local church bodies, but also the greater surrounding communities as well. NAME is also one of the only biblical marriage counseling certification systems recognized by courts and government offices. You can find more information on local counselors near you by visiting

To become a Certified Marriage Specialist, or to get more information about starting a NAME Counseling Center at your church, please call us at (602) 404-2600 or email us.

You can find pricing and additional information on the training materials at