As goes the marriage, so goes the family.

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Our History

Marriage Mentors began in 2002 as the vision and dream of a Plymouth family practice physician Dr. Tod Stillson and his wife Ellen. They determined to provide a cutting edge marriage resource that would make a measurable difference in stemming the tide of marriage and family breakdown. The original board of directors spent months searching out the single most effective method for strengthening marriages and helping engaged couples better prepare for marriage. That search resulted in the development of the marriage mentor programs described on this site. Hundreds of couples with healthy marriages have been trained as marriage mentors in northern and central Indiana and training provided to help start similar programs in Indianapolis, Pennsylvania, & West Virginia.  The program has also now been launched in The Czech Republic and is being considered in Austria, Slovakia, and other nearby countries. 

The current ministry service area is comprised of Marshall, Kosciusko, Elkhart, and St. Joseph counties of northern Indiana and Berrien County, Michigan. Since 2002, with God’s help and to his honor, numerous couples have experienced strategic strengthening of their marriage, engaged couples have entered marriage much better prepared, and some marriages have been saved from the brink of divorce. Various Michiana churches, pastors, counselors, physicians, business owners, and others have networked and partnered together in such a way to offer this incredibly effective help for couples. Won’t you please join us in writing the next chapter of our history by referring couples to our mentor programs? Many couples are waiting for what only these unique programs have to offer!