Welcome to Build Your Marriage!

We are glad to meet you. No doubt, as couples we probably have a lot in common. We are a normal couple who have made our share of mistakes, failures, and sins. Together we have experienced mountain peaks and the dark valleys of marriage. Yet, we have received God’s grace, each other’s forgiveness, and have learned a lot along the way.

Through social media, writing, and speaking we bring building blocks for you and your spouse. These resources will be practical insights from life and the Bible. Our hope is that you will be encouraged to take intentional next steps as you Build Your Marriage. Typically we post one or two times a week. To make sure you don’t miss our newest posts, you can subscribe via e-mail. You can also check out our blog archive for a list of every post we have written or use the search function to find other posts that might be of interest.

Author Lee Strobel Interviewing Brad & Heidi

About Brad & Heidi

If you’re interested, here’s a little biographical information about us. We were childhood sweethearts who dated long-distance until we went to Wheaton College where we both received our B.A.  After we graduated, Brad received his MDiv. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Brad has communicated to a wide variety of audiences around the world for over 30 years as a pastor and conference speaker. He has spoken multiple times at Willow Creek Community Church services. Additionally, Brad has developed and taught breakouts for the National Coalition of Men’s Ministries as well as for Willow Creek and Saddleback Church conferences. Having spoken for numerous men’s retreats across the country, Brad is often a repeat guest as well as the Lead Pastor of a church in the Cincinnati area. He has pastored large churches in South Carolina and Michigan. Prior to that, he was on staff at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago as the director of three ministries: Men’s, Sports, and Prayer. Spending nine years in Minnesota, Brad also planted a church in a small town that reached 500 people for Christ.

Heidi has been a pastor’s wife for over 30 years. God has gifted her with international opportunities as a conference and event speaker. She is passionate about building strong marriages, ministering to women, and parenting.

As a team, we love to speak at marriage retreats and conferences on how to Build Your Marriage. We’ve written three books:

  • Build Your Marriage with Couples of the Bible, a couples small group Bible study
  • Build Your Marriage One Day at a Time, 366 questions for couples to connect at a deeper level.
  • Ruined to Recovery, providing help for husbands and wives when an affair is discovered.

Married for over 37 years, we have three married children, two sons-in-love and a daughter-in-love. We enjoy traveling, reading, hanging out with friends, and going on long walks on a beach, in the mountains, or even in our neighborhood.