Michael Smalley specializes in teaching people the principles of loving well and loving for a lifetime. His popularity as a renowned marriage builder and relationship expert quickly grew through his hysterical stories and straightforward, no-nonsense advice. Michael’s message inspires, motivates and challenges people to thrive in their most important relationships.
His love story with his wife Amy began while he was an undergraduate at Baylor University. After graduation, Michael went on to earn a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College outside Chicago, Illinois.
Michael is a co-founder, along with his wife Amy, of Smalley Institute and its premiere program for couples in crisis, the Reignite Marriage Intensive program. Traditional marriage counseling can be lengthy and frustrating and often couples can’t find the time to make a positive impact on their relationships. The Smalley Institute's powerful program has helped thousands of couples all across the United States with new cities being added because the Reignite one-on-one program works!
He has enjoyed over 20 years of marriage and makes his home near Houston, Texas. Michael has three children, Cole, Reagan, and David.
I love Michael Smalley - he’s so imperfect! Talk about a man who married up, wait ’til you see Amy. They’re great teachers about life… you’ll enjoy them and be helped by them. -Dr. Kevin Leman, Author of Sheet Music (Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage)
I’ve seen Michael grow and mature over the years and I’m so proud of the husband, father and man he has become. I’ve seen them in action, and they are one of the most entertaining and inspirational couples I know. The Smalleys will knock your socks off and teach you what it takes to thrive in your marriage. -President, Kanakuk Kamps