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Premarital Program
Most couples just don't realize that good, skill-based pre-marriagee ducation can reduce the risk of divorce by up to thirty percent and lead to a significantly happier marriage, according to marriage research. It can also reduce the stress of the pre-wedding period. Just a little effort now can make your odds a whole lot better over the long run.
Our Services
We offer skills based educational seminars, workshops, and conferences on marriage, dating, parenting, fatherhood, mentoring, and peer counseling. These are specifically tailored towards different target groups such as teens, single adults, dating and married couples.
Relationship/Marriage Coaching
What is Marriage or Relationship Coaching?
Have you been through marriage counseling without any real change? Are you ready to take a different approach?
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Welcome to Marriage for Life

What is Marriage for Life?

PREPARE   *   PROTECT   *   PRESERVE   *   PREVENT


STAY TUNED!  Marriage for Life is transforming into what fits our mission and heart.  We have changed our corporate name to ConnectUS 4 Life and we will focus on helping others develop healthy connections in their relationships, all relationships.  Our Mission Statement is as follows:

ConnectUS 4 Life exists to connect people resulting in healthy marriages, families, organizations, and communities. 

 

Live   *   Laugh   *   Learn   *   Love

 

Marriage For Life, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening marriages and families. We seek to assist, train and equip faith-based, secular, and governmental organizations develop programs, strategies, and initiatives to strengthen marriages and families, with emphasis on marriage, family, and fatherhood.

Our heartbeat is to help communities strengthen marriages and families. Whether through conferences, skills based training programs, singles retreat, youth seminars. We passionately desire to curb the rising tide of family destruction and downfall, and help individuals turn to what works. We look forward to serving you and your agency, organization, or corporation.

We also strongly endorse the Enriched Christian Marriage relationship skills curriculum and the other Enriched Relationships curriculums. 

Richard Marks, Ph.D.
Executive Director





"If a disease were to afflict the majority of a populace, spreading pain and dysfunction throughout all age groups, we would be frantically searching for reasons and solutions. Yet this particular scourge has become so endemic that it is virtually ignored. The scourge is divorce, an oddly negelcted topic in a nation that has the worst record of broken marriages in the entire world. Divorce is the 'root problem' in our country and is the cause of any number of other social ills." - George Gallup, Jr.


WHAT SOME ARE SAYING:

Rick Marks is a treasure.  he can speak to - and inspire - any group: faith-based (ANY faith), secular, policy, business, media, youth - the downtrodden or the already there.  He convinces us that we CAN turn things around and restore strong marriages and families in our communities.  And, after he convinces us, he then teaches us how.  Step by step. (Diane Sollee, Coaltion for Marriage, Family, and Couples Education, www.smartmarriages.com)

"I've seen Dr. Richard Marks draw in crowds like a magnet.  When people hear he's the speaker they change their schedules to come hear him.  Funny.  Fresh.  Dynamic.  No in in Jacksonville takes such a critical topic and teaches it with such lively passion." (Jeannie Blaylock, Channel 12 News Anchor, Jacksonville, Florida)

"Saving marriages and rebuilding broken relationsihps is the passion of Dr. Rick Marks.  As a friend, he is a constant encourager.  As a believer and Christ follower, his commitment is sound and genuine.  As a counselor, he has helped many.  His leadership with Marriage for Life is a great asset to the community of North Florida." (Rev. Gee Sprague, Senior Pastor, Cross Road Church, UMC)

"My husband is a changed man... so much so that i reconsidered having another child with him... for 7 years i have put off having another baby because who wanted a baby with an angry unemotional ambivalent man...  I sure did not... but he has been so different since the hope weekend that i finally had a change of heart... while in the talking stage and me finally coming to the realization why i refused the baby and being able to present my worries to him in a way that he would accept... we conceived... i am now 37 years old... and pregnant with the third child... by the way our youngest is 11 and the oldest is 13... they will be 12 and 13 when the new kid arrives.... so far we are excited... and he has been so accommodating during the first 10 weeks!!!! so i just wanted to say thank you for giving me a different man/husband for my family..." Tara T.

"Rick, It's been (2) weeks since your seminar in Belleville IL at the Shrine. I have to tell you that I was on a good healing course before hearing you speak, but your seminar escalated me to a new level! Thank you SO MUCH for the informative information. So many things that didn't make sense to me in past relationships make sense now! I have been able to let go of the anger and feel compassion. I wish that all couples could hear you speak before getting married. I feel that we are weak as a society in preparing couples for marriage. If we knew then what we know now....... I'm sure you've heard that before!
Anyway, keep doing what you are doing! You are a wonderful speaker,and easy to listen to because you add humor, spirituality, and share your own experiences... thus you are believable! You should be proud of what you have accomplished, thank you for sharing." S.F.

ConnectUS 4 Life, Inc.,  9309 Old Kings Road, South, Suite #2, Jacksonville, Florida 32257  

904-724-8683/904-731-1104   info@marriageforlife.org