About MarriageTeam Coaching

What you believe about marriage today, will define your society tomorrow! — Unknown

MarriageTeam exists to strengthen and save marriages and families!

However, it is not about us. It is all about the couples that are helped; MarriageTeam coaches are the real heroes of this ministry. MarriageTeam offers marriage coaching services for pre-marital and married couples to strengthen and save marriages.

We offer services for marital enrichment as well as for distressed marriages. For many, marriage coaching has become the process which strengthened, even saved their marriage.

How does it work?  Coaching is done couple-to-couple in a caring, non-judgmental environment.  Couples thoroughly enjoy their MarriageTeam coaching experience where they have their own personal coach couple for 10 to 12 sessions. Some coaches use video conferencing for long distance coaching – which has proven to be just as effective as coaching in-person.  All volunteer coaches are well-trained and certified in our unique program.

MarriageTeam is a nondenominational, nonprofit, religious-based social agency (RCW § 26.04.010). It was created to strengthen marriages and equip Christian husbands and wives for service as marriage coaches. Our specific purpose is to improve marriages through coaching consistent with biblical principles for the marriage of one man and one woman.  Together as a team, husbands and wives serve as coaches as a form of lifestyle evangelism to draw others closer to Jesus Christ.

About MarriageTeam Coaching, Vancouver WA

An Analogy of our Program:

We are all born into different “teams” called our families. As we grow up, we learn the “plays” that work for our team. Some teams are more functional than others. We become members of a new team through marriage. The problem is that we bring our old playbook and do not share it with our new teammate. Needless to say, this creates problems. Coaches help couples create a common playbook (agreements) so they can work together to develop a winning marriage.

Coaching has achieved significant results. On average, couples rate the coaching experience 9.1 out of 10. Married couples who complete the coaching program report their relationship improved significantly. MarriageTeam coaching is VERY affordable and a great value, especially compared to other resources. To see what couples say about their coaching experience, see their testimonials.

If you would like to learn more about how MarriageTeam could help establish a marriage coaching presence in your church or would like more information about being helped, give us a call at (866) 831-4201 or 360-450-6042.  Please contact us at info@marriageteam.org.


Alan and Autumn Ray had been to every marriage class and seminar they could find, but still felt their marriage was not what God wanted it to be. None of their learning had led to substantive change in their own marriage, and they saw the same stagnation and difficulty in the couples around them. As they prayed for a solution that would lead to transformation in marriages and families, they started training couples in their church to be marriage coaches using a small packet of enrichment materials.

Soon, other churches invited the Rays to train their members. Using observation, along with prayerful listening and expertise gained from their work experience, Alan and Autumn gradually expanded the materials into couple workbooks accompanied by a detailed manual for coaches. Combined with formal coach training and ongoing professional development, MarriageTeam’s method of couples coaching other couples has become a tried and true program that coaches rely on worldwide. MarriageTeam coaches help couples transformation their relationship through improved communication and awareness that builds honesty,intimacy and trust.

Alan spent 27 years in the Air Force before transitioning into a training career. He left his position as training manager in Multnomah county government to run MarriageTeam in 2007.  In 2012, Autumn retired as a social worker and volunteer manager in the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice and is still active in MarriageTeam training.