Mike McManus, President of Marriage Savers, has helped 10,000 clergy create Community Marriage Policies in 229 cities over 25 years. These cities have subsequently reduced their divorce rates by an average of 17.5% in seven years, cut cohabitation rates by a third over a decade, and raised marriage rates. See www.MarriageSavers.org.  Mike also co-authored with his wife, Harriet, a book in 2008, Living Together: Myths, Risks & Answers. It suggests a strategy any church could use to reduce cohabitation. Also in 2008 he wrote How to Cut America’s Divorce Rate in Half. Among earlier books is Marriage Savers: How To Help Your Family and Friends Avoid Divorce (1995).

A former TIME magazine correspondent, Mike has written “Ethics & Religion,” a weekly newspaper column since 1981 (www.EthicsandReligion.com), most recently winning his 4th Amy Writing Award. Stories about Marriage Savers have appeared on CBN’s 700 Club, and ABC World News. Mike has been a guest on Oprah, O’Reilly, NBC Nightly News, CBS Early Show and 48 Hours, and Focus on the Family. Mike and Harriet McManus have been married 45 years and have three married sons and seven grandchildren.

Website URL: http://www.MarriageSavers.org.