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Emeritus Members

Who are Better Marriages Emeritus Members?

Emeritus Members are part of the Better Marriages Family – either as former Leader Couples, Board Members, or Members at Large. They share 3 things in common:

  1.  they have lost their spouse
  2.  they have historically contributed to the ongoing work of ACME/Better Marriages OR have been personally invited by the Emeritus Member group
  3.  they want to find ways to continue to contribute to Better Marriages from whatever talents,   experience, knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration they possess.

Susan Saunders approached Priscilla Hunt, Executive Director, about her passion for finding creative ways to continue to make a contribution to the ongoing work of Better Marriages. Priscilla readily agreed to work with her to establish services to this important part of the Better Marriages family.

Susan and Larry were married almost 48 years when Larry suddenly died in 2014. Larry and Susan spent most of their married life deepening their connection, often with the assistance of leadership training, conferences, books, MEGs, and exercises offered by Better Marriages.

Susan led the charge. Now, additional Emeritus Members have stepped up to facilitate the group’s ongoing activities. Our Emeritus Members still have so much to offer!

For more information, contact Nancy Nickerson at

Quarterly Business Meetings

Emeritus Members gather on Zoom the first Thursday of each month at 2 pm Central (1 pm Mountain, Noon PST, 3 pm EST).

Our Executive Director, Priscilla Hunt, meets with us and shares updates, concerns, and needs of the organization. In turn, we share the concerns and needs of the Emeritus group.

Some of the ways our Emeritus Members have supported Better Marriages:

  • Reaching out to newly widowed members to offer encouragement and support
  • Writing articles for the Leaders’ Forum
  • Helping edit the Leaders’ Forum
  • Creating a project to compile gratitude statements for former spouses
  • Updating the Emeritus membership list with current contact information
  • Presenting workshops for Better Marriages on the topic of widowhood
  • Supporting Better Marriages through their financial giving and providing Marriage Enrichment in their local communities

Monthly Support Group

Emeritus Members gather on Zoom the third Thursday of each month at 2 pm Central (1 pm MST, Noon PST, 3 pm EST).

There is generally a facilitator and an agenda/topic for the conversation, provided in advance. This is a safe place with others who are at a similar stage of life. Stories are shared; encouragment is offered; friendships are made.

Private Facebook Group

For those who are online, a private Facebook group has been established for the exchange of ideas, photos, poems, song lyrics, etc. that are particularly meaningful. This is a private group, by invitation only so that our Emeritus Members can comfortably and confidently share with each other in whatever capacity they choose.

If you’re interested in joining this Facebook group, either to contribute information or be a “fly on the wall”, you can request to do so HERE.

More Information

Interested? Want more information (no strings attached)? Contact Nancy Nickerson at .