Bernice and I have been married now for over forty years! And I can honestly say that we love each other even more now than we did when we got married. It’s been a great life together, and there’s more to come!.

We’d love it if some of  our learnings could help you in some small way. It’s our hope that we can do that through the following resources.

Before You Live Together

Before You Get Married

Enjoy Your Marriage More

More than a million couples have used the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts (SYMBIS for short) assessment. As a certified SYMBIS facilitator I can help you benefit from this amazing tool. Check out the following video and if you’d like to know more, or get started, contact me here.  

Living together before getting married. It’s a common practice today, and most young adults are doing it. So how can you, as a parent, navigate this tough and complicated issue? In this Focus on the Family broadcast, Pastor Dave Gudgel, who has counseled young adults for years, gives you advice and encouragement on promoting God’s design for marriage—with tact, love, and persuasiveness.

Will living together bring you closer or drive you apart? You are about to make a decision that will take your life in a totally new direction, one that will have a lasting impact on you and someone you love. If you are wrestling with that decision, now is the time to stop and set your emotions gently aside and take time to sort through your own feelings, as well as other people’s opinions about what is best for you. Candid, caring, and thoughtful, Before You Live Together is uses true stories to illustrate different living-together situations and their outcomes.

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Before You Get Engaged offers priceless advice and direction for daters who are considering popping (or answering) the big question. Author and counseling pastor David Gudgel teams with his son, Brent, and Brent’s girlfriend, Danielle, using anecdotes, dialogue, and diary entries to discuss the twelve relational indicators indispensable to a healthy, lasting marriage. Complete with fun and endearing proposal tips as well as ways to gently ask your significant other for more time, Before You Get Engaged will equip you with the insight, confidence, and peace to make one of the biggest decisions of your life. 

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