Marriage Ministries, Inc.
Tim Alan
Conference Speaker, Author

Welcome to the "official" website of
for the speaking ministry of Dr. Tim Alan Gardner!

(Not that we're really worried about any "unofficial" sites.)  We are glad you're here and we look forward to serving you.  One of Tim's favorite things to do in the world (a distant second behind spending time with his wife and kids, especially if it's on a beach!) is to speak to audiences on how to create and sustain healthy  and enjoyable relationships, including passionate and lasting marriages.  He has been described as a "highly engaging and entertaining missionary to marriage," and "one of the country's top experts on healthy workplace relationships."  We truly believe that your group will benefit from his straight-talking-Texan approach, with presentations based in research, founded in Truth, and full of compassion.

Look around our site.  Watch the videos (go to YouTube for more); read the comments and bios.  Look over our resources.  Then, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or to book Tim to speak at your event.  Let us know how we can serve you.

(Tim's speaking work with churches and other Not For Profits is conducted under the direction of Marriage Ministries, Inc, a 501(c)3 organization)

A portion of Tim's Maximum Marriage presentation to an audience of 900+



Watch a segment of the openingof Tim's popular DVD series, The Five Keys to an Incredible Marriage



In a Q&A video series, Tim answers the question, "Are healthy marriages good for business?"

For more Q&A videos with Tim, click HERE

Tim tells a story about the importance of men fighting for the hearts of their wives and daughters.



An intro to the 2nd Key of The Five Keys to an Incredible Marriage DVD



Tim discusses the problem of loneliness


Tim (an avid sportsfan) wrestles with the question, "What sustains our passion for our sports teams ... and the people we care about?"


And even some of the 5th Key of The Five Keys to an Incredible Marriage DVD 



Speaking at a men's conference, Tim tells a story from his younger days about survival and asks the question, "Are you living life, or just surviving life?"







 You are invited to

join us for

Date Night


Former NFL Player
Hunter & Jennifer Smith


Dr. Tim Gardner


The Bridgewater
Country Club

6:30 pm
April 25, 2014

Click HERE for more info
and to register.




Join us for Date Night
at the
Bridgewater Club

Friday, April 25, 2014

click Here

Comments from some
who have experienced Tim.
We promise we're not
making this stuff up!

"Tim Gardner was a blessing to our congregation. His grace-filled presentation, backed with a strong understanding of God's design for marriage and an extensive knowledge of current research about marriage in the social sciences, gave our members new tools to help them
craft healthy marriages.
He artfully combined laughter with clear, understandable teaching. We look forward to
having him again."
-Rev. Larry Coulter, Sr. Pastor
Shepherd of the Hills

"By far, Tim Gardner is one of the best speakers we have had. His expertise in family matters and life skills is always communicated with humor and sensitivity. He knows what men need to hear and says it as they need to hear it! He has a terrific way of weaving a command of the Scriptures with research data. Together those form a powerful punch for men who want to know their God-given role and how God will help them as they strive to be better husbands and dads. We have many speakers but Tim’s presentations are the most impactful and are always what the men remember most. I heartily recommend him."
-Mike Whitesell,
Director: Men of Grace
Grace Community Church

"We've really enjoyed getting to know Tim Gardner. Tim speaks with passion, clarity, and lot of great humor. I'd recommend him to any church or group."
-Paul Mumaw,
Lead Pastor
Genesis Church

"I loved it! Tim Gardner spoke directly to our group of over 100 men and didn't throw any softballs, but called out the men to honor their wives and marriages. We men need to be challenged to Man Up and Do It."
-Bart Middleton,
Men's Ministry Leader
Brookville Rd. Cmnty Church

 "Tim has an amazing ability to drive home a truth without beating you up in the process. Bring him back again and again; we were all blessed by his humor and his strength."  
Blanche N., pastor's wife

"Tim Gardner is the best marriage communicator
on the planet."
-Mike Carver,
Men's Ministry Leader
Chapel Hill Presbyterian

"Tim Gardner gave an awesome no-punches-pulled presentation that made sense of everyday experience."

-Mike T., pastor

"Tim Gardner was the best marriage speaker I've ever heard. His passion to help make marriage work was so obvious."
-Danny, pastor

"Loved Tim's sense of humor."

"I've learned more from
this than all of the other
workshops combined."
-audience member
in Seattle, WA

"Tim is amazingly over the top."

"Tim was awesome
and engaging."

"The best marriage event
I've ever attended!"
-a pastor from Grand Rapids

"I regret that I wasted 20 years of my life loving my wife the wrong way. Dr. Gardner showed me the right way...
and it saved my marriage."


"Tim & Amy were excellent! This was a real marriage retreat!"
-Missionary serving in Africa, on a retreat in Dakar, Senegal 

"Tim Gardner was excellent;
a breath of fresh air."
-Ed D, pastor

A few testimonials from our corporate clients.

“I’ve been in the meeting and travel business for over 18 years, and I’ve never seen anyone have an impact on the entire family like Tim and Amy. They exceed expectations with the program they deliver.”
Jim Adams, President
Performance Strategies, Inc.

"Our association with Dr. Tim Gardner has turned out to be just what we were looking for! We have utilized Dr. and Mrs. Gardner's live presentations to our employees and their spouses and they love it."
Tom Westcott , Vice President
hhgregg electronics

"Dr. Gardner's relationship skills program has been very well received by my team."
Steve Scattaregia,
Regional Vice President
CommScope Inc.

“My wife and I believe that the training we received with Tim Gardner will help us take steps to improve our relationship. Furthermore, as things are better at home, I am convinced that I will be more
productive at work."
Mark Flagg,
HOMExperience Director
The Estridge Companies

A Few Evaluations from the Smart Marriages Conference

"I will forever be able to remember the 5 keys due to the wonderful hand symbols that made them so simple and clear. Thank you, thank you!! Tim was entertaining, informative, and engaging."

"Wonderful speaker. I loved the visual of the hand. It really helped me remember the Five Keys to an Incredible Marriage. Most importantly, I learned the importance of raising the expectations of what I need to do instead of expecting so much from my spouse."

"Hands down best presenter that is not in a plenary. The five keys he presented were so simple I can remember them without looking at my notes. But they are fluid enough that I can use them with almost all of the couples that I work with. His idea of oneness is one of the most powerful marriage concepts I have heard anyone
talk about."

And a few anonymous ones... from husbands no less!

"Thanks for providing leadership in this important area of family and marriage!"

"My children are parents themselves now but the info is relevant for me as a father and grandfather"

"Tim really just kind of laid it out for us and gave us
a lot to think about."

 "I've been married for 20 years, but Tim provided some great advice and direction to continue 'pursuing' my wife."

 "I NEED to be reminded frequently of ways to put myself aside and show my wife how much she means to me."

 "Great reminder to put selfishness to the side and do all I can for my wife."