Marvin and Jean literally SAVED our marriage!! Through the power of their teachings in God’s word and patient love we were able to love one another better through tangible techniques and skills that they taught us. Their commitment to helping your marriage be a success is endless and the example they have set for a healthy marriage in their own lives is one for which we constantly strive! Their counseling style is very different from other marriage counselors. They want to get right to the problem and attack it from it’s root so it doesn’t return and make a point to not take sides against either party involved. Marvin and Jean have a fair and balance approach to their counseling and make a point for every opinion and feeling to be voiced and respected. They provide a safe place to really express exactly how you are feeling and always have your best interest at the heart of their teachings. They are loving, genuine and caring. We love one another better and have a more solid foundation for the rest of our marriage because of Marvin and Jean’s help.
— Ryan and Chelsea Luce
Shortly after our wedding we found ourselves struggling with the challenges that a newly married couple often encounters and we realized we needed help in getting back on the right track. Turning to our friends who had also experienced some early marital stress, we asked them what they had done that so dramatically changed the course of their relationship. Their answer was Marvin and Jean.
After our first session with M&J we knew we had found something special. There was such a surprising and immediate relief of tension that we both walked away from their house smiling. Over the following months our relationship was examined and tested from every angle imaginable, revealing unnoticed miscommunications and behavioral patterns that we had never realized existed. Every incident and point of conflict that was discussed was never judged or used to point fingers, only to find understanding and adapt. As our time with them progressed we all began to notice a tangible shift in the mood and mechanics of our relationship, and by the time we were done with the program we had found an entirely new confidence about who we were as a couple and where we were going.
We could not recommend this program enough (and we do, to everyone!). Because of Marvin and Jean we now have a relationship free of doubt and fear, and full of hope and excitement about the future.
— Chris and Reina
Marvin and Jean are synonymous with the peace, grace and love we have learned to develop towards each other as husband and wife. We’ve learned that our differences aren’t the thing that keeps us apart but it is the thing that can offer to each other as a real gift and to further bless the other person. Marvin and Jean have taught us that we are a team and that our marriage – like theirs – will go the distance!
— Chris and Michelle Nadolski
We first met Marvin after several sets of friends who had gone to him for pre-marital counseling recommended that we do the same. Their high praise turned out to be more than justified – we can’t imagine what our lives would be like if we hadn’t taken that step! One of the things that makes Marvin so unique is that has an amazing ability to get underneath a problem and see what’s really causing it. Time after time in the various issues that surfaced, he was able to pinpoint what was at the source of our conflicts and misunderstandings. He helped us step into each other’s shoes and find ways to communicate that led to resolution and got us back on the same page. We’ve found that his advice, and the tools he equipped us with, weren’t just critical in helping us work through all the ups and downs of our engagement, but have been extremely helpful far into our marriage and in other relationships and aspects of life. He truly has a gift for being able to come along side and help you live a fuller, more satisfying life, all in way that’s very personable and relaxed. We’ve come to trust not just his opinion, but Marvin himself. It’s rare to find someone who genuinely has your best interest in mind and who can tell you exactly what you need to hear in a way that’s easy to receive. From the outset, he welcomed us into his own life, and it’s a real privilege to call him our friend as well as our coach and counselor. If you’re looking for someone to help you break out of negative patterns and get the most out of your life, we can’t recommend Marvin highly enough!
— Steve and Christina Storm
In business, staying on task is crucial to productivity, and ultimately success, both personally and for an organization. Our ability to stay focused is based on our ability to deal with the internal and external forces of our business, the direction of our industry and the balance of our personal and professional lives. To succeed is to stay focused; to stay focused is to remain mentally strong and emotionally balanced. With Marvin’s guidance and coaching, we were able to approach and define issues, then conceptualize and affect solutions. His input in our lives has been transformative; it’s affect on our ability to deal with issues, invaluable.
— James and Dunia Gill – Owners of Edendale Group Realty