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Partners and Friends

Primary Contact: Edna and Paul Wallace

Primary Contact: Charlie and Debbie Parsons
Phone: 813-286-2406

Primary Contact: Bonnie and Creede Hinshaw
Phone: 912-713-5191

Primary Contact: Greg & Priscilla Hunt

Primary Contact: Barbara and Don Fairfield
Phone: 301-552-4330

Primary Contact: Linda & Steve Techner

Primary Contact: Candy and Doug Murray
Phone: 828-450-5098

Primary Contact: Mark and Melissa Bentsen
Phone: 214-547-1127

Marriage Team: Empowering CouplesMarriage Team Logo

MarriageTeam is a Christian, non-denominational, faith-based social agency within the meaning of Washington State law and was created to provide marriage coaching services by equipping Christian couples for service as marriage coaches. Al and Autumn Ray offer a free initial consultation to members of Better Marriages.

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Internationally-known couples therapist, workshop presenter, and clinical trainer. Hedy offers a free initial consultation to members of Better Marriages.

Dr. Jackie BlackJackie Black

Relationship Expert, Educator, Author and Coach helping couples-in- trouble wake up and create better lives together! Dr. Jackie offers a free initial consultation to members of Better Marriages.

Carri & Gordon Taylorpartner logo

Carri and Gordon Taylor are founders of Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies. The Taylors have experience speaking to conferences, churches, businesses, large and small groups, as well as conducting trainings for both the public and private sectors. Carri and Gordon Taylor offer a
free initial consultation to members of Better Marriages.

Val McKinleyVal McKinley

Val McKinley, founder of Prioritize Relationships, teaches couples how they can create and nourish a happy, healthy family; a family they want to live in! Val offers a
free initial consultation to members of Better Marriages.

Relationship Coaching Institute

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Relationship coaching is a professional client-focused service where an individual or couple is assumed to be healthy, powerful, and able to achieve relationship goals with effective support, information, and guidance. RCI trains, certifies and supports relationship coaches.

Couple Communication

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Couple Communication offers the best-integrated set of communication concepts and specific skills available. Its frameworks are theoretically grounded and well researched in more than 70 independent studies. Learn to teach Couple Communication I, for pre-marriage preparation, marriage education, or counseling. The 1-day workshop covers teaching/coaching methods for improving skills of talking, listening, resolving conflicts, and managing anger effectively. The workshop shows you how to use practical tools to help couples build a more collaborative and satisfying relationship.

Association of Marriage and Family Ministries

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AMFM exists to train, equip and resource the church in marriage and family ministry. We strongly believe that healthy marriages produce strong families, which create vibrant churches impacting their local communities and the world we live in for Christ.

Scott Haltzman, MDScott Haltzman

Dr. Haltzman has gained international recognition for his work in support of marriage and committed relationships. He has been featured on radio, tv, print media. Dr. Haltzman is the author of Secrets of Happily Married Men, Secrets of Happily Married Women, Secrets of Happy Families and Secrets to Surviving Infidelity.

Dr. Gary Chapman

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With more than 30 years of experience as a marriage counselor, Dr. Gary Chapman has heard it all. He has helped couples at every stage of marriage and at pivotal points in their relationships from those just discovering the joys and trials of marriage to those who are ready to call it quits.


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Growthtrac.com is a Christian non-profit media ministry — a marriage organization that strengthens marriages by providing life-changing, Christ-centered resources through innovative online media.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

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Better Marriages has a Partnership relationship with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (contact Dr. Bo Prosser, Coordinator of Congregational Life, phone 800-352-8741.

Disciples of Christ

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Better Marriages is an Endorsed Organization of Disciples Home Missions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).Contact: Rev. Kaye Edwards, Director of Family and Children Ministries.

Chameleon John

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Relationships thrive when there is understanding. Prepare-Enrich, based on a solid research foundation, provides insights to help couples get there.

Prepare-Enrich has been the #1 marriage and premarital assessment for 35 years. Find a facilitator here.


We at Fiscal Tiger work to enlighten you about that critical intersection of your life and your money so you can make the most of your precious financial resources. We do this by publishing well researched articles and graphics that aim to help you make the most of your financial life.



Date nights are important! Need ideas? This is the place! Find inspiration for your couple time, tips for creating the date night habit, and tons of ideas for keeping it fun. From downloading relationship apps to camping on the beach – you’ll find last-minute or plan-ahead ideas galore.