We are built on a solid foundation going back to 1979 when Dr. Gary Smalley began traveling the small towns and cities of Texas teaching the 10 ways to better love your husband and the 10 ways to better love your wife. These two talks eventually became the best-selling books (over a million sold each) For Better or Best and If Only He Knew.
Gary’s heart is to educate and inspire couples to love better and last a life-time! If you asked him, the thing he is most proud of is NOT the 60 best-selling books, or the over 12 million videos sold world-wide, the millions of live seminar attendees, the hundreds of television and radio appearances, being on shows like Oprah, Larry King Live, Fox News, James Robison, CBN, and more! Gary would tell you he is most excited about the three children he raised with wife Norma. “All 3 of my kids are helping couples and families and I couldn’t be more proud!”
The Smalley family has continued inspiring couples and families world-wide! In the early 2000’s Gary’s two sons, Greg and Michael, along with their wives, Erin and Amy, and a team of psychologists began inventing a new way to help couples in crisis. Traditional marriage therapy was not a successful method of helping couples in crisis stay together or thrive. Marriage counseling can be a frustrating experience both for couples and marriage therapists. There’s simply not enough time to truly make an impact and change destructive dynamics in a marriage that lead to divorce.
The low success rate of marriage counseling forced the Smalley’s to come up with a better way to help hurting couples. Their team was consistently approached by couples after attending one of the marriage events, or reading a book, that the information was good, but they needed more help. Couples on the brink of divorce would ask if there was anything more they could do to save their marriage. The Smalley’s team, headed by Dr. Greg Smalley, eventually landed on the marriage intensive model, which we now call Reignite, a 1-on-1 private program for couples who want to reignite the joy and passion in their marriage.