Your love story matters.

It matters because it belongs to you. It’s what you know and where you live. Mostly, it matters to God. What happened to you growing up matters because it’s how you learned about Life and Love ... and God. 

Your story has taught you a lot about who you are ... and about other people. Some of what you’ve learned is true. Some isn’t. This course can help you discover the Truth about Love.

One thing is true for all of us.

We don't understand the opposite sex.

Married. Engaged. Dating. Single.

Have you ever tried to do something important without any previous instruction or training? I’m still amazed that we’re avoiding the subject of real-life gender differences in academia and in church. 

Of course, it’s not politically correct in today’s culture to say that men and women are fundamentally different, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Just ask any man or woman who is or ever has been in a romantic relationship.

Adapting to a “new normal” doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Or biblical. 

  • Marriage was designed to meet emotional needs for you both. 
  • But we’ve been taught the lie that depending on one another in that way is dysfunctional. 
  • So our needs often go unmet, or we go outside the marriage to look for the answers. 

Your love story does not have to end this way.

  • Instead of lowering your expectations, deepen your expectations. 
  • Embrace the possibilities and take the next step on your journey.

A SPECIAL NOTE TO ANYONE WHO IS SINGLE: If you don’t have a mate or a marriage right now, this is your opportunity to prepare for the future! You are welcome here.

Making Sense of Myself, My Mate, & My Marriage

Learning and practical application because "a longing fulfilled is a well-spring of life." PROVERBS 13:12

  • Myself

    Embrace your true identity as the man or woman God created you to be, right here in the 21st Century!

  • My Mate

    Learn the ways God intended for men and women to be different, and why that matters for your success!

  • My Marriage

    Discover how to intentionally create meaning and the joy-filled experience of a Biblical Romance!

What's included?

Hope, inspiration, instant encouragement, + practical advice for building a lifelong romance. *More than 30 downloadable audio lessons. *Personality + Relationship assessments. *Journal Assignments + Discussion Guides.

  • Your Identity & Spiritual Beliefs

  • The Psychology of Relationships

  • The Beauty of a Woman

  • The Wonder of a Man

  • Couple Communication

  • Embracing the Dance

  • Better Than Eden

Your Guide to Biblical Romance

Married. Engaged. Dating. Single.

About Your Instructor

Dr. Debi Smith, PsyD

Writer. Teacher. Coach.

I worked with men, women, couples, and families in Orange, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties in California for 25 years before closing my Clinical Psychology Practice in August 2021. I helped launch numerous Marriage Programs at local churches, training pastors, marriage mentor couples, and mental health professionals who needed help learning to work more effectively with couples. As a mother of three sons, I developed intense interest in and a unique expertise in the Psychology of Men and Marriage. Now living in Central Texas, I am dedicated to teaching and coaching around the world. My Education & Teaching Experience: In case you’re interested in the details … I earned my Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at MidAmerica Nazarene University, and my Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) at Biola University. I also taught courses at both universities, as well as at Azusa Pacific University from 2002 to 2010.