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Marriage, Inc. presents marriage experts Michael and Amy Smalley for Date Night 2013

Posted: Nov 29, 2012

Marriage, Inc. proudly presents the fifth annual “Celebration of Marriage: Date Night” featuring Michael and Amy Smalley, nationally-known marriage builders and couples’ consultants. This year’s event takes place on January 25, 2013, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), at the Betty and Kenneth Hawkins Centennial Chapel on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill.

Michael and Amy Smalley, best-selling authors and popular speakers, specialize in teaching couples the principles of loving well and loving for a lifetime. Known for their signature straightforward, no-nonsense advice, combined with a great sense of humor, the Smalleys share a powerful message that inspires, motivates and challenges couples to thrive in their relationships. Their presentations teach with entertaining stories and illustrations, allowing their audiences to learn through laughter. They have spoken to millions of people around the world through live events and special speaking engagements.

In 2006, Michael and Amy launched the Smalley Intensive program, working closely with couples to teach them valuable skills to maintain their marriages. They are also the co-founders of The Smalley Center for intensive marriage coaching with six U.S. locations.

They are co-authors of several books and studies, including: The DNA of Relationships, The Men's Relational Toolbox, Don't Date Naked, More than a Match, The Secret to Sexual Intimacy, The Surprising Way to a Stronger Marriage: How the Power of One Changes Everything, “The Comedy of Us” (DVD), Wrestling with Gorillas: 5 Keys to Better Kids (DVD and workbook), Embrace: Seven Powerful Discoveries to Strengthen Any Marriage, The Marriage Study and Smalley Marriage Intensive Workbook.

Michael Smalley, M.A., also a well-known radio program host, currently serves as the founder and executive director of the Smalley Center near Houston, Texas. The Smalley Center provides special intensive marriage retreats and training for professionals.

Amy Smalley, M.A., specializes in teaching women and couples through stories and illustrations, allowing her audiences to learn key marriage relationship principles through her own transparency. She also does one-, two- and three-day Smalley Intensives for couples.

Michael and Amy’s love story began while they were undergraduates at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. They have enjoyed 16 years of marriage together and make their home near Houston. They have three children: Cole, Reagan, and David.

This event will also include: entertainment, door prizes, marriage enrichment resources and fellowship opportunities.

Tickets are $15 per person until January 20, 2013, then $20 per person. Purchase tickets online at or in person at the Marriage, Inc. offices on Olivet’s campus or Love Christian Center, 249 S. Schuyler Avenue, Kankakee, Ill. All tickets are nonrefundable. For more information, call Marriage, Inc. at 815-939-5385 or email

Marriage, Inc. is a cooperative effort of concerned citizens and organizations from a variety of backgrounds around the Kankakee, Ill. community — bankers, teachers, counselors, doctors, businessmen and business women, pastors, parents and grandparents who care about marriage and the future we are leaving for the next generation.