Our Why

What started as one couple’s story of pain and brokenness ended as a story of hope and reconciliation. And now, it’s not just their story. It’s the story of thousands of people around the world because of the legacy that has been created.

Marriage Helper, INC., formed in 2011, is a continuation of the work Joe Beam and his team have put forth since 1994. At Marriage Helper, we are continually examining trends and relationships to find new and innovative ways to help marriages work better. Marriage problems are not static and neither are we. We don’t dance around the real issues; marital sex and intimacy, affairs, resentment, money, and other issues. Our focus is on using the very latest and proven ways to save marriage.

Our Mission: to guide couples through the process of falling in love, growing in love and rescuing lost love.

Our Values

  • Empathy- understanding our client’s feelings

  • Compassion- identifying with our client’s sense of loss and sorrow and a desire to alleviate the pain

  • Caring- having a genuine concern about our clients

  • Integrity- to provide our clients with honesty and strict adherence to moral and ethical principles.

  • Listening- not to just hear but to listen to our clients and allow them to talk about their feelings

  • Hope- offering our clients a feeling that what is wanted can be had and that events will turn out for the best

  • Confidentiality- to protect our client’s trust with personal and intimate information

Working heart-to-heart and face-to-face with struggling couples over the last two-plus decades has contributed to our deeper understanding of martial issues and individual personalities. Thorough study and intense research reveals there are a variety of root similarities with which couples struggle. That enlightenment led to the development of the Marriage Helper Workshop, a highly successful process that helps couples understand how they can get past their problems and fall in love all over again.

Far from cookie cutter, the process application becomes very personal and motivating, addressing every marriage as unique. Over 200,000 people have allowed us to help and there is hope as long as you are willing to try. Give us a chance to get to know you and listen. Saving marriages is our mission.

If your marriage is in danger of separation or divorce, click here to get more information on our intensive workshop that saves marriages!

About Dr. Joe Beam

An internationally known and respected sexologist and authority on love, marriage and sex. He received his PhD from the University of Sydney. He is the founder and chair of Marriage Helper based in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville.

He has designed and developed courses, workshops and seminars to help troubled marriages for over two decades. He has been seen on nationwide media and spoken to countless couples through live seminars, dedicated radio programs and books. Today he dedicates most of his time to researching and developing new ways to help couples in crisis. Old ways don’t always work in today’s human environment. You’ll agree that times have changed since your parents were married and your issues are not the same. Our approach to bringing back the passion and energy in a marriage is dynamic and effective.

Saving marriages is not an occupation for Dr. Beam. It is a mission – a mission that has consumed his heart for decades. “My original goal was to reduce divorce in this country by ten percent over a ten year period,” explains Beam. “I came to realize that we couldn’t do this by only helping marriages in trouble. We had to educate couples to change the way they live so their marriage could be all it could be.” This type of broader thinking and the methodology used to deliver the message is having a huge impact on families today. By reaching beyond the mind and into the heart and soul of men and women, love finds new ways to allow couples to communicate and create a relationship that is aware but not conducive to divorce.

Seeing the results of his mission in multiplied thousands has not only strengthened Joe’s resolve but added even more momentum to the mission. Today, the popular idea that divorce is a fact of life is being challenged vigorously. Saving marriages is not a job, it’s an all consuming passion and every marriage saved is a testimony that the mission can be accomplished.