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Better Than Ever

As National Directors of the Marriage and Family Network of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Drs. David and Jan Stoop are considered experts in the field of marriage counseling. They each hold Ph.D.s and David is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of California-having logged more than 20,000 hours with couples in counseling sessions. David and Jan have led seminars and marriage retreats in the United States, Europe, South Africa, Australia and Asia, on topics such as marital relationships, fathering, forgiveness, and parenting. Beyond their years of clinical and teaching experience, the Stoops bring decades of personal experience to the field of marital relationships-David and Jan have been married to one another for 50 years.

David Stoop is currently an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary and serves on the Executive Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors. David is heard regularly as co-host of the national "New Life Live" radio program, with a listening audience of over one million, and he has appeared on national television shows such as CNN's "Crossfire" and "The 700 Club." Jan Stoop is a frequent speaker for women's groups and is the co-author of The Grandmother Book. She speaks nationally with David at their marriage enrichment workshops.

David and Jan have co-authored more than two dozen books, including Better Than Ever: Seven Secrets to a Great Marriage (Jordan House/Meredith Books) which releases December 2007. The couple's acclaimed titles include The Complete Marriage Book; Forgiving the Unforgivable; When Couples Pray Together; Forgiving Our Parents, Forgiving Ourselves. And David has served as the executive editor for the Spiritual Renewal Bible (ECPA Gold Medallion winner) as well as executive editor for the Life Recovery Bible, a unique 12-step Bible, which has sold more than one million copies.

The Stoops reside in Newport Beach, California, and have three sons and five grandchildren.