Ready To Wed™

Focus on the Family and Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley have assembled trusted Christian experts for the new Ready to Wed™ Engaged Couples Curriculum. This easy-to-use resource is for those who mentor engaged couples and for pastors/churches who wish to use it for premarital counseling and Christian marriage preparation.

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Hands-on in helping other couples

Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley recently celebrated 24 years of marriage! They are the proud parents of three daughters—Taylor, Murphy, and Annie—and a son, Garrison. Together, they make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as Greg is the Vice President of Family Ministries at Focus on the Family. In this role, Greg helps prepare individuals for marriage and parenthood, strengthen existing marriages and families, and provides support for couples and parents in crisis.

Prior to joining Focus, Greg and Erin worked for the Center for Relationship Enrichment at John Brown University, and Greg was the President of the National Institute of Marriage. He is the author of thirteen books, including The DNA of Relationships, The Wholehearted Marriage, Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage, and The Date Night Challenge.

After overcoming struggles early in their own marriage, Greg and Erin knew they wanted to be hands-on in helping other couples. Greg earned his doctorate at the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University and a counseling degree from Denver Seminary.

Together they have led marriage seminars around the world and trained pastors, professionals, and lay leaders about how to effectively work with married and engaged couples.

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans

“Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley have assembled leading Christian experts in each of their fields. If something has the trusted name of Focus on the Family on it, it’ll be well worth putting into the hands of tomorrow’s church body.”

Ted Cunningham

Ted Cunningham

Ready to Wed will have a great impact on future marriages. Engaged couples will be able to learn, develop a strong foundation, and prepare for a lifelong marriage.”

Samuel Rodriguez

Samuel Rodriguez

Ready to Wed is full of relatable humor, biblical principles, and helpful coaching. I know that this resource will help couples prepare for a marriage that will stand the test of time.”