About Us

How We Started

They say necessity is the mother of invention, well that could not be more true for us! Back in 2012 our founder, Dr. Griffin and her husband were dissatisfied with their marriage. They knew something was wrong, but they didn’t know how to fix it. Something had to change, but what? That same year, Dr. G’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 screaming at Tom Brady and talking trash to his friends on speaker phone, it dawned on Dr. G that they needed to change their perspective!

They needed to see themselves as teammates and not rivals. They needed to view their challenges as opportunities for growth. They needed a better understanding of one another and a greater appreciation for their individual 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. They needed a plan and a strategy to help them get there. They needed guidance and support to make sure they could maintain their progress. What they needed was Marriage Champs! 

Who We Serve

We are a community of growth-minded, faith-driven, fun-loving, married, engaged and seriously dating couples determined to make our love the greatest of all time. We believe that continuous growth is the key to long-term satisfaction so everyday we find ways to get better!

We are invested in our relationships and committed to making them work. We are not bench warmers, but play makers. We don’t compare ourselves to others; we play to our own strengths. Our relationships are not perfect; we learn from our mistakes. We do not quit in the face of adversity; we dig deep and rise to the occasion. We absolutely cannot fail; we only know how to win. We are stronger and better together. We are MARRIAGE CHAMPS!

Our Framework

Like traditional sports performance coaches we help our clients develop skills in five (5) core areas. Our focus happens to be spiritual growth, passion, intimacy, teamwork and commitment as opposed to strength, agility, flexibility, coordination and speed. We develop our skills through interactive drills and provide opportunities for clients to surround themselves with like-minded couples for accountability and support. Fun is an absolute must and a little friendly competition makes us who we are!

Our Founder

Dr. Leslie Griffin​

Dr. Leslie Griffin

Founder / CEO

Dr. Leslie Griffin is an author, educator and entrepreneur 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. G describe her as encouraging, compassionate, supportive 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 appreciates the gift of laughter! She uses her professional training and personal experiences to help couples find real solutions to the challenges they’re facing.

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 on a project, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to 90s music and watching true crime television. Dr. Leslie is a native Wisconsinite, but currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her handsome husband of 20 years (and counting!) 🥰. She hopes that their story will inspire other couples to hang around long enough to experience the miracle of God’s unfailing love and redemptive power!

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Do we have to be Christians to participate?

Answer: No! We just want you to know that our Spiritual Growth content teaches Christian principles, we reference scriptures from the Bible, we pray in Jesus’ name and we take a Biblical view of marriage, meaning between one man and one woman. While Marriage Champs is founded on Christian principles, we value the dignity of each individual. We honor diverse personal choices and reflect the all-embracing love of Christ for every couple, fostering an atmosphere free from judgement.

Question: Do you serve singles?

Answer: Yes! we help singles prepare for marriage as well. We provide individual relationship coaching upon request. We also host Skills and Drills Clinics and special events for unmarried men and women. Our desire is to see singles start strong and finish stronger!

Question: What is the difference between coaching and counseling?

Answer: For us, coaching is about skill acquisition and development. We view coaching as a preventative, proactive approach to improving your relationship whereas counseling is a form of intervention. 

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