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About Marriage Champs

We are a community of growth-minded, faith-driven, fun-loving, married, engaged and seriously dating couples determined to making our love the greatest of all time! We are not benchwarmers, we’re playmakers. We don’t compare ourselves to others, we play to our own strengths. Our relationships are not perfect, we learn from our mistakes and keep moving forward. We don’t quit in the face of adversity, we dig deep and rise to the occasion. We are invested in our relationships and committed to making them work. We absolutely cannot lose, we only know how to win. We are stronger and better together. WE ARE MARRIAGE CHAMPS!

FAQs

Question: Do I have to be Christian to join the community?

Answer: No. In fact, we would love to have you! If you decide to join us, it is important to note that our Spiritual Growth content teaches Christian principles and references scriptures from the Bible. We pray in Jesus’ name and we take a biblical view of marriage, meaning between one man and one woman. You should also note that we value the dignity of each individual, honor diverse personal choices, and reflect the all-embracing love of Christ for every couple, fostering an atmosphere free from judgment. 

Question: I’m an Elite member and I want to attend the group coaching sessions, but I’d like to remain anonymous. Is that possible?

Answer: Yes. You can simply turn your camera off and/or change your screen name. We totally understand!

Question: Do I have to be married to join the community? 

Answer: No. Our community includes singles that desire to be married and singles that have no desire to be married, but believe in the sanctity of marriage and want to learn how to support married couples in their families, neighborhoods, churches and community.

Our Origin Story

They say necessity is the mother of invention, well that could not be more true for our founder Dr. Leslie Griffin! Back in 2012, Dr. Griffin and her husband were dissatisfied with their marriage. They knew something was wrong, but didn’t know how to fix it. Something had to change, but they didn’t know what or where to begin. That same year, Dr. Griffin’s husband was a part of a fantasy football league. One Sunday as he sat on the couch with his laptop open, the remote in one hand and his cell phone in the other, passionately yelling at Tom Brady and “trash talking” to his friends, it dawned on Dr. Griffin that they needed a change in perspective!

They needed to see themselves as teammates and not rivals. They needed to view their challenges as opponents to be defeated and opportunities for growth. They needed a better understanding of one another and a greater appreciation for their individual differences and collective strengths. They needed to work together to get back to a place of mutual satisfaction and enjoyment. They needed to develop their communication and problem-solving skills and they needed a plan/strategy to help them get there. They needed guidance and support to make sure they could maintain their progress, and with their busy schedules, they needed a convenient way to do it. What they needed was Marriage Champs!

 

Our Founder

Dr. Leslie Griffin is on a mission to improve marital outcomes in America! She envisions a world where martial longevity is the norm rather than the exception – a society where all marriages survive and thrive!

Those who know Dr. Griffin describe her as compassionate, supportive, encouraging and understanding. She brings an optimistic enthusiasm to her work and believes that each day is a new opportunity to “be better than the day before.” While she is not a comedian, she tells lots of jokes because she absolutely LOVES a good laugh! She uses her professional training and personal experiences to help couples find real solutions to the challenges they’re facing. She hopes that her story will inspire others to “hang in there” long enough to witness the miracle of God’s amazing grace and redemptive power!

Dr. Griffin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Youth Studies from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Science degree in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University and a Doctorate degree in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University. When she’s not working to improve marriages, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to 90s music and watching true crime television. Dr. Griffin is a native Wisconsinite, but currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her family.

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