SmartLoving – In Partnership with the Diocese of Charleston

When a marriage breaks down, the trauma effects the spouses, their children, their extended family, their workplace, the wider community. When human failings in love are so painful, it can set up generations of disadvantage and makes it harder to trust in God’s love. The most effective way to prevent the tragedy of divorce is to build a marriage culture that empowers people to build thriving relationships.

SmartLoving is proud to partner with the Diocese of Charleston to provide quality marriage and family resources. The resources are grounded in the wisdom of the Church and provide practical skills to heal, enrich and protect marriages so that couples can become the effective agents of evangelization to which they are called.

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Be humble to one another. Couples who attend Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends not only rediscover the joy, intimacy & romance in their relationships, but also become more active in their parish. Together, we are making marriages, families and our Church stronger & healthier. Learn how to be the best spouse you can be by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience on Nov 10-12, 2023 in NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC and Jan 26-28, 2024 in NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC. Early sign up is recommended. For more information visit our website at: or contact us at or 803-810-9602. Visit the Worldwide Marriage Encounter website (

Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial

Es un fin de semana designado para darle a las parejas casadas la oportunidad de examinar sus vidas y ayudarles a comunicarse mejor. Decídanse a vivirlo, con fe en que la Gracia de Dios hará posible que sólo en un Fin de Semana ustedes renueven su amor, fortalezcan su relación de esposos y hagan a sus hijos más felices.Regístrese hoy para asistir al próximo fin de semana del Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial del 10 al 12 de noviembre de 2023 en el Beach Cove Resort en NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC. Para obtener más información, visite nuestro sitio web: o póngase en contacto con nosotros en o (301) 710-5554.

The Retrouvaille Program is for Married Couples Facing Difficult Challenges in their Relationship. It is:

A Marriage program that helps couples restore their marriage and rebuild a loving relationship.

A Christian marriage program, Catholic in origin, where couples of all faiths or no faith background are encouraged to attend.

Primarily a practical program to improve communication, build stronger marriages, and help couples reconnect.

Presenters are not trained marriage counselors, but rather couples sharing their personal stories of marital struggles and the tools they used to rediscover their love.

Marriage Enrichment Studies

Love Language Test

Building a Eucharistic Marriage – Building a Eucharistic Marriage is a 7-part online video series that connects 7 areas for therapeutically strengthening your marriage with 7 areas of deepening your relationship with Christ through the Eucharist. There are options for couples who want to purchase an individual copy for home use or for parishes who would like to purchase a license for running the video series at their parish. The Parish License comes with a leaders’ guide, unlimited participant guides, as well as advertising options and participant discounts on their own copy of the program. Now available with Spanish Subtitles.

Discovering Our Deepest Desire – Discovering our Deepest Desire is a curriculum designed for all couples, from those with strong marriages to those who are struggling. Designed by marriage therapist, Greg Schutte, LISW-S, it is built off of a therapeutic model for change. Infused with Scripture, Catechism, marriage enrichment skills, as well as concepts from the Theology of the Body, the classes are designed to be interactive, informative, and fun. Written in 2013, the marriage curriculum has been implemented in numerous churches. The program works to build marriage teams in parishes while presenting the enrichment curriculum to couples. The DODD curriculum can be presented over 12 sessions, 7 sessions, or an extended weekend.