Marriage & Relationship Coaching Center
Certified Family Life Educator and Marriage-Relationship Coaches who are themselves married for 36 years and bring many years coaching/education experience to the community. Bob is widely considered the foremost marriage expert in Central Virginia and is Founder of First Things First of Greater Richmond. They have 20+ years experience helping thousands of couples and churches build strong marriages and relationships.
Meet with just Bob or with Dianne & Bob together to benefit from their unique team approach.
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Amazing Experience in Building Relationships
I really appreciated and enjoyed the low key, easy going approach and GREAT information in easy-to-understand format. Bob & Dianne helped us recognize our challenges and provided us with practical tools to conquer them. They made a HUGE differrence in our relationship and our marriage. Will always be grateful for their help and guidance!
Bob and Dianne are a dream team! A perfect blend of variety, all rolled together to make one perfect coach. My marriage was on its last leg, until they stepped in. Now we are thriving, we still little bumps in the road, but their coaching has taught us to tackle obstacles as a team rather than point the finger...thanks Bob and Dianne, your the best! If you have given up on your marriage, try the coaches that will not give on you!
The Ruthazers did a great job helping us understand each other. The opened our hearts, minds & souls to Listening /Understanding so we could work together as a family together with God. Exceptional benefit to our StepFamily -
We would highly recommend Bob & Dianne. All of it was exceptionally valuable.Working through the workbook and topics step by step with personal examples and encouraging discussions were very helpful. I especially liked our open discussion times... - Dawn
A must therapy for every couple and a successful marriage
The Coaching technique was VERY EFFECTIVE in helping us with conflict resolution and to "understand' each other after struggling for a long time. This will help us have a long and happy marriage. Bob & Dianne were exceptional coaches.
Bob and Dianne assisted us with skills to use to communicate with each other. The yellow speaker listener technique card gives rules for the speaker and also for the listener. The listener has to pay attention to what the speaker says and paraphrases what he hears, and does not rebut. This is a skill that takes time for those of us who have listening problems. There is also ways to deal with conflicts. There were ten easy steps to understand the problem and how to solve it together with God's help. They gave us lots of good examples and suggestions to keep us on track.
Enjoyable and pleasant pre-marital counseling
Bob & Diane are a great team, balancing each other's strengths nicely. The exercises and homework they provided were informative and helpful. Bob & Diane did a great job of managing time to get through a lot of material...material which we will likely spend the rest of our marriage perfecting! A great start for us.
We learned the ways in which we communicate differently and how our different Love Languages can help us long into our marriage. Ruthazers gave us great tools and reminders to give grace & love beyond ourselves and our separate personalities. I would highly recommend Bob & Dianne
Exceptional Marriage Coaches
Bob & Dianne gave us the tools and encouragement to journey together in marriages, knowing we are loved and supported every step of the way. We appreciated their honest stories and experiences. We both recommend them as exceptional marriage coaches. - Rev. Dane Jackson
Very experienced. Provided a caring, supportive approach rooted in their deep spirituality. Giving personal examples, where relevant, helped very much.
Bob and Dianne provide very practical and useful guidance rooted in biblical principles. I feel more confident entering into marriage after our time together.
Our sessions with Bob and Diane were incredibly valuable and taught us communication skills we will use throughout the entirety of our relationship.
The best beginning!
Everyone asked why the need for counciling BEFORE the marriage. For the same reason you change the oil BEFORE the engine fails. Preventative maintenance! They taught us how to use our tools before a break down. In a safe, honest, and judgement free environment. Better safe than single. :)
Our Pre-Marital experience was Exceptionally valuable. The Ruthazers helped our relationship by establishing an open line of communication that continues to strengthen our upcoming marriage. We can now be assured that we are very compatible and ready for marriage. The PREPARE-ENRICH Couple report was also very helpful.
Great experience :)
The Couple Report really affirmed our connection strengths and also pointed out areas for improvement. We loved having time to talk during and outside the sessions about our relationship. Bob & Dianne helped to cultivate the love we had, using it as fertilizer to the seed of our relationship. They were much needed water and sunshine to our pre-marital relationship and future marriage. This was of exceptional value to us. Thank you!
We loved everything about the experience!
We loved how they gave us great tools that helped us build our relationship on a much stronger foundation.
The Ruthazers helped our relationship by presenting practical skills & personal examples for many of the topics discussed. This was very helpful, engaging, and provided thought provoking discussion.
Essential for every engaged couple
What my fiancee and I learned about each other and our relationship was invaluable for upcoming marriage. We've always gotten along so well and wondered what we had to learn - a lot apparently (in the best way possible). The personality assessment, speaker/listening techniques and how to focus on God through our marriage are all things we will routinely come back to once we're married!
The Ruthhaizers gave us practical tools to handle disagreements and develop a foundation for a healthy marriage.
my meeting with Bob we were able to find better ways to resolve our marital issues. We were able to use techniques that we had not tried before such as the floor and just hearing each others feelings.
Bob and Diana are excellent marriage coaches!!!!
This is the BEST thing you can do for your marriage!!!