Charles D. and Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz
Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz are renowned love and marriage experts and multiple award-winning authors. As “The Official Guides To Marriage” for www.SelfGrowth.com, the top self-help website in the world, they provide inspiration and guidance to readers around the globe.
Affectionately dubbed “the marriage doctors” by their clients, fans, and workshop participants, Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz know that simple things matter in relationships. They understand what makes relationships work because they have conducted three decades of research on successful marriages, as well as sharing personal experience drawn from their own 43- year marriage.
Together, The Schmitz’s have written the award-winning book, Golden Anniversaries: The Seven Secrets of Successful Marriage, and are popular speakers and talk show guests. Their next book, Building a Love That Lasts, provides more surprising insights on creating successful relationships and will be published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley in January 2010.
Invite “the marriage doctors” to speak and they’ll:
• Reveal the characteristics of happily married couples,
including the practices of simple kindness and common courtesy,
and share practical tips on how you can incorporate them into
• Answer questions on love and marriage and offer advice
on how to build and maintain strong relationships.
• Invite your audience to take part in “The Marriage
Quiz” and find out if their relationship measures up with
those who have been happily married for 30 to 60 years.
Engagements Available by "the marriage doctors":
"The marriage doctors' have you on the edge of your
seat as they enlighten, inspire,
and motivate you to learn how to live life happily with a successful
Dynamic and compelling in their style, the Doctors entertain
and energize audiences with the power of their positive message
about love, marriage and relationships. With more than 25 years
of research experience on successfully married couples and their
own 42 years of successful marriage, the Doctors know what makes
marriage and relationships work. From their hundreds of interviews
with happily married couples, representing more than 15,000 years
of marriage, they've discovered the seven pervasive characteristics
present in all successful marriages.
As award winning authors and professional speakers, the Doctors
have received some 60 local, state, and national awards. They
have published nearly 350 books,articles and manuscripts; delivered
over 1000 speeches, workshops and public presentations to widely
diverse audiences as few as 10 and as many as 10,000; worked with
foreign governments and traveled throughout the world; and appeared
on radio and television and in the print media.
Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz are renowned love and marriage
experts and award winning authors. As “The Official Guides
To Love” for www.SelfGrowth.com—the number one self-help
website in the world, they have established a vast worldwide readership.
For the past 26 years, Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz have
been called “the marriage doctors”—a term given
them by one of their early workshop participants.
With more than 26 years of research experience on relationships,
successful marriages, as well as their own 42-year marriage, they
know what makes relationships. Their award-winning book, Golden
Anniversaries: The Seven Secrets of Successful Marriage,
exposes their secrets for success through poignant, real-life
stories, garnered from hundreds of interviews with successfully
married couples. It is the 2008 INDIE Book Awards Gold Medal WINNER
for Best Relationship Book.
Dr. Charles D. Schmitz has been a highly successful faculty member
and administrator in higher education for 39 years. His teaching
has focused in the areas of counseling psychology and leadership.
During his distinguished career, he has received more than 40
local, state and national awards; published 200 articles, manuscripts,
books and scholarly papers; delivered 600 speeches and professional
presentations; traveled throughout the world; and has frequently
appeared on radio, television and in the print media. He received
his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He currently
is Dean of the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St.
Louis and is a long-time Professor of Counseling and Family Therapy
at three different major universities.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz was an award-winning administrator and
educator for 36 years. She received her doctoral degree from the
University of Missouri-Columbia and has lectured in numerous college
courses in the areas of counseling and leadership, As the former
chief operating officer for a large organization of 22,000, she
understands complex enterprises and human relations issues. During
her career, Elizabeth received 25 local, state and national awards;
published over 150 articles, manuscripts and books; delivered
over 400 speeches, workshops and presentations; made numerous
radio and television appearances; and has been quoted extensively
in the print media on a variety of topics. She currently is president
of Successful Marriage Reflections, LLC.
they say about Charles and Liz Schmitz:
“Charley and Liz Schmitz completed their superb book,
‘Golden Anniversaries,’ in honor of their own 40th
wedding anniversary. As someone who has followed their work for
two decades, I can attest to their wonderfully loving and successful
marriage. For 25 years they have interviewed other successfully
married couples like themselves in an effort to discover whether
there are pervasive characteristics present in all successful
marriages. This book will make a positive difference in your life.”
Dr. Cheryl Beamer
The Gallup Organization
"Drs. Charles and Liz Schmitz have written a gem of
a book about successful love, marriage and relationships. The
resonating theme of their wonderful book is that love is simple
to understand and to make work, but, alas, too many people just
won't do the little things on a daily basis that matter in their
loving relationship. People in love everywhere should read their
Dr. Mark Pope, Past President of the American Counseling Association
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