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A Marriage That Thrives

Building A Lasting Legacy

Meet Verdun

The Thriving Marriage Coach

Verdun Woods is an ordained Christian minister and certified marriage and relationship educator & coach with a passion for helping couples find deep fulfillment in marriage. A devoted husband of over 45 years, father of 7 and grandfather of 19, he models time-tested principles for building a thriving marriage.

As founder and lead coach of ThrivingMarriage.Us, he developed the innovative T.H.R.I.V.E.S. framework, created the Thriving Marriage Self-Assessment, and designed an 8-week virtual coaching course: A Marriage that THRIVES. Verdun is also the author of A Marriage that THRIVES: 7 Keys to a Lifetime of Abundance released in November 2023 and many short publications, including Resist the Drift, Pardon Our Dust and 30 Daily Thriving Marriage Affirmations.


What We Offer


Over 30 years of combining principles of adult learning with the ancient wisdom of the bible has contributed to the development of dynamic and transformative courses delivered in-person, virtually, and online.


Based on our innovative T.H.R.I.V.E.S. framework, our training programs teach timeless principles that help couples enhance emotional connections, engage in intimate conversation, improve quality time, and deepen friendship.


Utilizing well-researched and validated assessment tools, in concert with our unique T.H.R.I.V.E.S. framework, we offer virtual group and private coaching packages to couples wanting to take their relationship to the next level.


Aligned with our training concepts, these tools and resources establish a baseline for our clients’ relational health.  Accountability to completing the “hard” work and submitting to the “heart” work is our “secret sauce.”


We conduct a variety of live workshops & luncheons and overnight weekend conferences with groups ranging from 25 to 100 couples. Our events are generally held at offsite venues such as hotels, resorts, and conference centers.


We also offer customized onsite events and speaking engagements to local churches, private businesses, and non-profit organizations. Each event is designed to educate, inspire and encourage couples to find deep fulfillment in their relationship in a fun and entertaining format.



Complete an online assessment to gauge the current status of
your relationship dynamics, stress profile, and personality scales.



Attend an 8-week virtual training/coaching class in a group or private setting, complete weekly “homework” assignments, and attend periodic one-on-one
accountability sessions.



Develop and implement a 90-day Thriving Action Plan (TAP) to reinforce the learning and apply the principles and concepts to launch your journey.

The Process

45 Years & Still Thriving!

our legacy

Couples We've Helped