Our mission is to provide marriage workshops and courses that build safe environments, promote self education, and produce extraordinary results.

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Who We Are:

We are a non-profit Christian ministry committed to providing marriage workshops and courses that build safe environments, promote self education, and produce extraordinary results. Our classes and workshops are developed by a unique group of talented professionals, therapists, marriage counselors, and ministers representing many different denominations, parts of the country, cultures and life experiences.


Our Difference

Our courses and workshops guide a process, not just teach material. They take couples through a distinct learning experience that provokes thought and inspires change.

Click the box below to read our Statement of Faith:

1. The Scriptures

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It reveals the principles by which God judges humanity.

2. God

God is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. He is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.

3. Jesus Christ

Jesus, the eternal son of God, left the glories of heaven to become fully human, able to be tempted to sin, but choosing not to sin in order to die as a perfect sacrifice for the sins of mankind. God raised Him from the dead after three days and He reigns as the supreme authority to everyone and everything.

4. The Holy Spirit

The third member of the Godhead is the Spirit of God. He intercedes for mankind before God; He is our earnest of our inheritance; and He leads people to all truth, among other exalted responsibilities.

5. Man

Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. God created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. God’s design for marriage is a covenant between a man and woman. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. Man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image.

6. Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who submit to Jesus Christ and his will.


We partner with couples and churches to create powerful and effective Marriage Ministries by providing training for leaders, classes that bring about change in marriage, inspirational workshops, and intensive retreats that save troubled marriages.

Our area of expertise is with the unique dynamics that exist in a marriage between a man and a woman and our classes, trainings, and workshops are designed to help these engaged and married couples.

We are continually working to fulfill our God given purpose of ensuring today’s children can grow up to become tomorrow’s Christian families.

Our Vision

Our vision is to see marriages that are full of joy, meaning, and purpose, that cultivate healthy families, churches, and communities.


The Signature Elements of our Classes and Workshops
  • Unique delivery system – Experiential Learning: a combination of visual, auditory and kinetic styles with interactive reinforcement exercises
  • Focuses on achieving more desirable outcomes through guiding a process not just teaching content
  • Develops a better understanding of self and spouse
  • Combines Biblical truths, new ideas, and sound research from various marriage resources


DEBORAH TIMSON

Executive Director

dtimson@familydynamics.net

HOLLY MARCUS

Ministry Consultant

hmarcus@familydynamics.net

MELODY MORRIS

Workshop Consultant

mmorris@familydynamics.net

STACY SHOTWELL

Workshop Coordinator

sshotwell@familydynamics.net

KIM MAYFIELD

Outreach Coordinator

kmayfield@familydynamics.net

DEIDRE TYER

Bookkeeper

dtyer@familydynamics.net


Board of Directors

KYLE MCGRAW

RICK COTTON

In 1980, Richard T (Rick) Cotton
formed Cotton Electric Service Incorporated serving as the Master Electrician and President of the company. He has 42 years in the Electrical Industry in Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas. Rick has been married to his wife Becky for over 43 years. They have two adult children and three grandchildren. He has served in church leadership roles for many years. Served as an Elder for ten years being responsible for the oversight of marriage and counseling at the church that he served. In 1996 he and Becky were trained to lead Dynamic Marriage. In 2005 he was asked to Train the Trainers for FDI and is still doing so today. In 2005 he was asked to serve on the board of directors for FDI.
The Cotton’s feel as if they have been called to serve in any and all capacities for marriage.

TROY MARTIN

Troy G. Martin graduated in 1969 from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He has 50 years of experience working in the Oil and Gas Industry in the Permian Basin in West Texas. He became a Registered Professional Engineer in 1980. In 1981 Mr. Martin formed an independent oil company where he served as President and Chairman of the Board. Additionally he has formed several additional energy companies he continues to operate. Mr. Martin has been married to his wife Diane over 50 years. They have two adult children and 6 grandchildren. He has served in church leadership roles for many years and served on the MDI board of directors for many years. He also continues to serve in other parachurch ministries.