Press Release: Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment (ACME) Announces New Name, New Web Site, New Resources for Building Better Marriages

Orlando, FL (July 8, 2010) – The Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment (ACME) today announced the official launch of the organization’s new name, Better Marriages, and web site at the opening of the 14th Annual Smart Marriages® Conference in Orlando, Florida. Better Marriages is based on the successful framework for marriage enrichment built by David and Vera Mace in 1973. The organization stresses couple dialogue and marriage enrichment groups (MEGs) as the foundation for educating couples and building relationships.

“Better Marriages is a testament to the powerfully positive effects of a grassroots organization with a single mission – to strengthen marriage in individual couples and in the community. I am overwhelmingly impressed with the dedication and devotion of the members of Better Marriages; countless marriages have been saved by their inspiring work.” Scott Haltzman, MD, founder and editor of and and author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men and The Secrets of Happily Married Women and The Secrets of Happy Families.

“The new name and new web site reflect our organization’s mission to build stronger marriage relationships through education and enrichment,” mentions Sally and Robert Harris, President Couple, Board of Directors, Better Marriages. As part of the organization’s new web site, Better Marriages’ renowned library of couple resources is now available online and easily downloadable for couples, counselors or marriage group leaders including:

– Conversations for Couples
– Using Conflict to Bring You Closer
– Right Steps: Discovering a Better Marriage
– Get Going and Grow: An 8-Month Curriculum for Marriage Enrichment Groups

In addition, more programs will become available over the next six to twelve months including a marriage mentoring program currently in pilot development in Texas.

With eResources, a Marriage Blog, relationship tips, retreats and couple events, the organization’s new web site is a reliable, informative resource for individual couples, counselors and marriage group leaders nationwide. 
About Better Marriages
Better Marriages is a nationally-recognized marriage enrichment organization dedicated to educating couples and helping them build better relationships through couple dialogue and marriage enrichment groups (MEGs). Founded in 1973 by David and Vera Mace as Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment (ACME), Better Marriages is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For additional information, visit the organization’s website at: