Strengthening couples...

         Who foster the families...

            To improve communities...

               One relationship at a time.


From 2006 to 2011, Building Healthy Marriages (BHM) was funded by a grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Families and Children.  It was developed as a collaborative effort entailing the Weld County Department of Human Services  as the grant manager, Community Mediation Project that managed the education programs, United Way of Weld County that managed marketing and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) that conducted research, all with major cooperation from within the faith-based community and among nonprofit agencies. 


During an initial pilot project and the five years of the grant, BHM served more than 5,000 people with marriage and relationship education seminars, relationship inventories and coaching, premarital counseling, and mentoring.  Nearly 3,000 of those from Weld County were researched by UNC and indicated significant improvement in the areas of affective communication and problem solving.  Couples experienced less marital distress and more marital satisfaction as results of their participation in BHM.  That UNC research is accessible on the "Research" page of this website.


Considering the positive outcomes of the program, we will continue offering our services.  But with no government funding we must now charge some minimal fees (although scholarships are also often available).  BHM continues to offer the same empirically-researched, outcomes-based programs that teach the healthy habits for healthy marriages that have for centuries been commended by the Bible and Judeo-Christian ethics, and confirmed by three decades of behavioral research.

"We had the privilege of being involved in the establishment of Building Healthy Marriages.  Married since 1970, intentionally practicing the skills that we learned 30 years ago and now teach has been key to our friendship, intimacy and teamwork.  Our sincere desire is for every couple to enjoy the very best relationship possible."

                                                Alison and Craig Conrad