Coaching Testimonials


Couple coaching is a powerful tool for change.  The following married coaching reviews are from couples at the conclusion of their coaching experience.

Michael, Salem, OR
I came into coaching thinking I knew everything.  However, coaching changed our lives. Now we can express our feelings properly and really get to know each other. We are not afraid to open up. Our trust levels have grown so much, and our stress levels are ever decreasing. In the midst of coaching we faced joblessness, almost homelessness, severe illness and hospitalization, and we lost our baby. Thanks to our new tools in marriage communication and understanding, we made it through it all, holding hope and each other.  

John, Portland, OR
The coaching experience was a huge surprise. What our coaches provided was on a different level than counseling. Their hearts were 100% into seeing God heal our marriage. I came into this with hardly any hope, but that didn’t deter the coaches. They had hope when I didn’t. They shed tears and I saw how deeply they cared for us. Typical counseling and therapy doesn’t even come close to how wonderful this experience was. Prior to coaching, I was in a very dark place. The only thing on my mind was to leave my wife. I was disgusted with the person I became. I still am disgusted with myself, but our coaches helped me look past my current state and believe that God can make things right in my marriage. I’m still a husband to my wife and a father to my children. Plain and simple, my family was saved due to the marriage coaching.

Steve, Atlanta , GA
Our coach couple was perfect and helped more than I had expected. The program and coaches were flexible with our schedules. Our coaches had the experience needed to understand our struggles. They offered proven techniques and not advice on how to improve our marriage. Before coaching, our relationship was failing. We are now working together as a team. Now forgiveness and love outshine our differences.

Bridget, Mobile, AL 
Our coaches kept us on track. They could help us identify how and what action plan was needed in anything we brought up. They really worked hard on making us use good “I” statements. They went back to these often with us so that we would apply this good skill. Before coaching, we did not communicate. If we did, it did not go well and did not resolve or accomplish anything. Since coaching, we have returned to date nights. We have realized how far off our relationship of oneness had strayed from what God intended. I try to work on being more loving towards my spouse.

Deborah, Tracy, CA
My marriage is night and day different!   If you can’t say more than two words without fighting or even worse don’t speak at all, you need a coach.  Through coaching we learned how to speak with one another so each one of us would listen and understand, and it was wonderful!  I now know how to reach my husband and I feel so loved. I know he hears me when I talk to him.  Our coaches were friendly and funny and we were able to be ourselves without feeling “exposed.”  Thank you for letting God use you and your coaching to help us.

Lisa, Eugene, OR
This was the last straw. If coaching didn’t work, it would have been divorce. Before coaching, I was stressed out and burned out. Our marriage was unhealthy and dysfunctional. I often thought it would be better if we divorced. Coaching was truly an answer to prayer. I didn’t know what to expect, but it was salve on a deep wound. We now have hope. My husband is not my enemy. We are communicating better, respecting more, work as a team and are dating again. This program is rock solid.

Dee, Tigard, OR
If you had told me 2 years ago that I should consider remarrying my ex-husband, I would have thought you were crazy! I wasn’t convinced we could make it work after already trying for more than 24 years, a trip through the counseling process and then being separated for nearly 5 more! Our pastor suggested we seek out marriage coaching. I was skeptical because of my past counseling experience.  We came away from our first coaching session and were utterly floored. We couldn’t believe there were practical relationship tools available to strengthen our relationship! For the first time, we were able to express our needs and expectations to each other without shouting and shutting down. We are getting to know each other for the first time after 24 years!  It was our time in marriage coaching that provided the very glue we needed to put our marriage back together! The practical element of coaching was everything! 

Joan, Salem, OR
Our coaches helped us get to root causes that caused so much hurt, pain and frustration with each other. They were amazing facilitators with the process. Before coaching, I was researching divorce, there was high tension between us and I was completely done with the marriage. I was only in it for the kids. Now I understand much better my husband’s needs and motivations. I see how my words and actions (positive and negative) affect my husband’s spirit.   

Matt, Camas, WA
I thought it was great having a couple as opposed to one therapist. We got points of view from both sides and the coaching was non-biased and felt fair. They were professional and stuck to the program. Our relationship before coaching was no fun. Neither one wanted to be around the other for fear of arguments. We are happier now. We talk more and hardly argue. We’ve learned to express our thoughts so the other person isn’t offended, which is a big help to us. We highly recommend coaching.  

Jim, Vancouver, WA
I was hopeful, but at the same time doubtful before coaching. My wife seemed to believe all the problems in our marriage were due to me, but through coaching, she learned that we both have room to improve. We had a very good coaching experience. Our coaches were balanced in their approach, did not “play favorites” and were a good match. Before coaching, our relationship was cordial, but cold. It seemed like my wife was just a roommate. We both now agree that we own fixing our marriage. We understand better our core motivations and are armed with better communication tools.  

Shane, Mobile, AL
Coaching really helped us learn new skills. It was great. We really enjoyed the experience. Before coaching, our relationship was not good. My wife was always attacking me verbally. I didn’t want to go home. We are now working toward a good marriage.  

John, Vancouver, WA 
Prior to coaching we thought we knew how to communicate, but it turned out we didn’t. The coaching led to great improvements. The coaches were very approachable. We thought we had communication skills and a functional relationship. We couldn’t have been more wrong. We were heading for divorce. We are seeing amazing changes as we learn to understand and appreciate one another.

Carol, Vancouver, WA
We thought we knew how to communicate, but we found out otherwise. We just thought the other person was being difficult. Coaching has helped our communication tremendously. The coaching process was very enlightening. I learned a lot about my husband. We can now discuss something that’s bothering us in a calm matter and get to the bottom of the problem more quickly.  

Jim, Oakland, OR
I was quite reluctant when starting coaching but having completed it, I feel much better about our relationship. We have a good direction for the future. Our coaching experience was very productive. As a result of coaching, I feel closer to my wife and am excited about our future.

Todd, Springfield, OR
My experience in coaching was awesome. Never would I have guessed that I would have enjoyed it so much. I would do it all over again. Our relationship before coaching was rocky. We were letting our pride get in the way. We are now much better at working out arguments. To improve your program, you should advertise more. People need to know how great it is!

Glenda, Oregon City, OR
Coaching was not what I thought, it was much better than I anticipated. The workbook was the best! Our coaches were experienced, confident and professional. Our marriage was very difficult and we bickered constantly. We had grown apart, but did not want to divorce, just wanted to learn how to get along. We are now so much more aware of how to avoid an argument, we are aware of the tools to use. We have committed to each other to work hard at communication, to think of the results if we don’t. We don’t want to relapse.  

Nate, Vancouver, WA
Before coaching we were on our way to divorce. We decided to give MarriageTeam a chance. I did not have much hope. We never talked, slept in separate rooms and said we were heading for divorce. After being teamed up with our coaches, my hope came back. Our coaching experience was a blessing. It was a light at the end of what was a dark tunnel. Now, we talk daily and are able to communicate without fighting. We now sleep in the same bed and we enjoy spending time together. Our marriage is so much stronger and growing stronger by the day.

Heather, Vancouver, WA
I can’t say enough good things about my coaches. They were always prepared, easy to get ahold of, very personal and helped us find a church. They were never judgmental, always supportive and great at explaining everything and willing to answer any questions we had. My marriage before coaching was failing, we rarely spoke but when we did we fought. Our relationship was so far broken, we couldn’t fix it on our own. We now have the tools to talk with each other without fighting. The huge weight of unforgiveness between us is gone as our coaches helped us let go of the grudges we were holding against each other.

Renee, Vancouver, WA
Our coaching was pro-active and solution based. We were able to try our new plays right away. We felt supported the whole time. Our coaches were positive, did not take sides or make me feel like one person was right or wrong. We felt safe to talk about our problems. Our relationship had been broken and extremely stressful. We now have a level of communication we’ve never experienced before. We decided not to divorce as a result of coaching.  

Tammy, Vancouver, WA
I had little hope for our marriage before coaching. Through this process, I have learned how to better communicate with my husband. I’ve learned that we don’t always have to agree to work through our issues. I didn’t expect to learn so much and be changed by it. The coaching process was necessary for the survival and growth of our marriage. Before coaching, our marriage was awful. I was done trying and so was he. I felt I’d be happier single. I felt he was too selfish and controlling for our marriage to work. We have been able to discover reasons for the breakdown of our marriage. We are now able to communicate and work through issues before they fester and cause worse problems. We were considering divorce before coaching, but have decided to not divorce.   

Michelle, Vancouver, WA
We had no resolution to problems because we just didn’t know how. We have learned better listening and sharing skills that are helping us to build a good relationship. Being able to be on the same team with an agreed upon playbook is changing everything for us and how we can derail old habits and mindsets. The coaching experience has been a pivotal place in the growth of our marriage. My husband and I are now on the same page. We have made agreements that work. We have tools now and hope to move past the old playbooks.

Paul, Portland, OR
Before coaching, our relationship had a lot of bickering and blaming and constant judging. As a result of coaching, I have an understanding within myself of my weaknesses and how to solve problems using a more effective approach. We tried counseling with a paid counselor and a pastor. Neither was effective. This marriage coaching approach is best. Through this process, I felt I was discovering solutions with my partner rather than simply being told them. The coaches were unbiased. Prior paid counselors have often times told me only what I wanted to hear.  

Gail, Vancouver, WA
Our relationship before coaching was strained. I no longer wanted to live in our crazy cycle. Something had to change. I thought our coaching experience was terrific. I looked forward to it. It was such a safe place to discuss our issues. We now have new tools to use to communicate better with one another.  

Greg, Happy Valley, OR
Coaching met our expectations and more. Our coaches’ ability to listen and “coach” really helped us better understand the root of our problems. Our experience has helped change our outlook on marriage and helped us understand better how to communicate with each other. Before coaching, our relationship was confrontational, with a lack of understanding and empathy for each other and poor communication. The experience was a positive one for us. Speaking from my point of view, I felt this might be our last chance to save our marriage. Marriage Team coaching peeled back the layers of lies and wounds and helped us get our marriage back on track. Now, we use better communication techniques. We listen better and really try to hear what we each are saying to each other. I believe it has helped us forgive each other too.

Kenneth, Sutherlin, OR
I had the thought that it was going to be all about the baggage and stuff of the past. But we learned how to deal with today’s issues and how to move forward. Our relationship prior to coaching without any intervention was most likely going to end, or at least be extremely miserable for the rest of our lives. We were going from one misunderstanding to the next and missing out on great opportunities for real intimacy. Coaching was like a good work out and exerciser. The first couple of sessions were not pleasant but after some time I realized that I was looking forward to going to them. My relationship with my wife is so much stronger and my family and those around me have benefited from it. Coaching was more effective than counseling with our pastor. We were considering divorce before coaching and decided not to divorce as a result of our coaching experience.

Crystal, Sutherlin, OR
Coaching went far beyond my expectations. We worked through problems that I did not realized where affecting us so much nor did I view them as fixable. Our relationship before coaching was hopeful but strained by communication problems. My husband and I are closer than we ever have been and we communicate well daily. We renewed our vows after the coaching experience.  

Lori, Vancouver, WA
I became a Christian seven years ago after 20 years of addiction.  I met my husband, Tim, 4 yrs ago when he came to my church’s men’s recovery program.  Our marriage was difficult from the start . . . Tim and I both had a lot of baggage from the past.  Through our marriage coaching experience, we learned how to work together.  We came to many understandings about parenting and communication.  Our coaches lovingly and patiently walked us through the material and the exercises.  We had a great breakthrough after the forgiveness exercise and it all started to snowball (in a wonderful way) after that.  We still have difficult times, but we use our new skills and the hard times are fewer and farther between and don’t last anywhere near as long.  My 11 year old daughter noticed how we don’t argue as much and her behavior has improved greatly as a result!  Thank God for marriage coaching! We could have been a sad statistic without this help. With sincere gratitude.

Justin, Vancouver, WA
Our relationship prior to coaching was very rocky with terrible communication. Our coaching experience improved our marriage from a 3 to an 8. For the price, you couldn’t make it any better.  We had tried a paid counselor and pastor.  Coaching was more effective, no question about it.  I would definitely recommend it to others.