living in the family
Our mission is to equip couples to communicate honestly, resolve conflict effectively,
and connect intimately so that
they can become best friends, great partners
and passionate lovers.
We also equip singles with skills and knowledge through our workshops to explore
five vitally important areas while dating
so they can pick the best marriage partner and
"avoid falling for a jerk or jerkette."
After 37 years of marriage, raising three children and dealing with life's challenges, we are still in love and well connected. We are passionate about healthy relationships. We met on the phone in 1981, and met face-to-face in 1982. We built a solid friendship before becoming anything else. Our love for using our gifts and talents to serve others, our mutual love for God and our mutual enjoyment of watching our hometown Washington DC sports teams, added to our compatibility and grew that friendship into a marriage in 1984.
How We Can
"WE ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE STRADFORD'S. THEY GAVE PERSONALIZED SERVICE THAT ADDED VALUE TO OUR RELATIONSHIP."
"WE ENJOYED WORKING WITH A HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM. IT WAS VERY HELPFUL TO GET BOTH PERSPECTIVES ON MARRIAGE."