Our extended family, 2018!

Lou Ann and I (Rob) met in High School after I noticed her picture in the High School Yearbook.  Living in a small town south of Austin we had managed to attend the same school but had never met.

I called her up at the beginning of my Senior year and asked her out for a date, later that week.  After being told that she had commitments for the next two weekends already, I settled for one in 3 weeks.  

But all was not lost and I managed to arrange to take her home after a football game that same week.

From there, we dated for 4+ years and were married the day I graduated from UT Austin.  

For the next year we lived in California then returned to the Dallas area.  We’ve lived here except for several years in Houston.

Early in our marriage, we sensed that God was preparing us to work with married couples.  At that point we were just beginners at marriage but over the years, God has used circumstances, other leaders and seminars/retreats to create our heart for encouraging married couples.



We have led multiple groups of couples in the re|engage Marriage ministry and see so many lives changed.  And it isn’t because we are perfect.

We have not had a perfect marriage but we have learned how to build a great marriage.  We believe that every couple can build a better marriage as we apply the wisdom from God’s word!

Today, we have been married for 43 years and still live in the Dallas area.  We are active members of Watermark Church.

We enjoy hiking, backpacking, tandem cycling, traveling, time with family, Texas Barbecue and an occasional margarita.

We have two married daughters, two wonderful son-in-laws and eight grandchildren.

They keep us working on both our marriage and those precious relationships!