Chuck Dettman came to know Christ at age 11. He learned the meaning of obedience from personal experience while straying from Jesus during his early adult years. He rededicated his life to Jesus after hearing his story told by another Christian veteran who suffered similar hurts and anguish. Romans 6:21 asks us, "What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of those things result in death!
Mae and Chuck met in 7th grade, dated in High School, and married in 1969, just prior to Chuck's Vietnam tour.
They began mentoring in home Bible studies and saw how their Christ-centered relationship was "different" from others. Though far from "perfect," their marriage and commitment to Christ demonstrated a peace and happiness that intrigued other couples. This became the opportunity to mentor other couples and to teach them to work at their relationship and grow their love for one another (with Christ) each day.
Chuck and Mae have two adult children, Glynn and Barbara, and six grandchildren.
Executive Director and Founder of Today's Promise, Inc., Chuck is an ordained minister with more than 25-years in couple and professional life-coaching experience. Chuck is known as a premier marriage, relationship, budget and career coaching mentor throughout the nation?having been recognized by the NY Times, CBS Evening News, and the Harvard School of Business, among others. Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Finance from Barry University, graduating cum laude. He was formerly employed by the Under Secretary of the Treasury in local banks as a loan officer, Junior Vice President, and auditor, which provided unprecedented exposure to the financial industry.
He holds many certifications, including a former Florida State Teaching Certificate as an Occupational Therapist for Secondary Education and a Certified Crown Financial Budget Coach/Counselor. He is a Certified Marriage Mentor a for PREPARE/ENRICH marriage preparation, and he coaches those already married. He holds certification as a Seminar Director for PREPARE/ENRICH, providing training to clergy, professional counselors, and mentor couples. He proudly serves as a 15th Judicial Circuit Court Registered Provider for marriage education, qualifying couples for discounted marriage licensure. Chuck and Mae are certified SYMBIS Facilitators, a premarital training course that teaches specific skills to seriously dating or engaged couples.
Mae retired after serving over 40 years in the local school system. She volunteers at Christ Fellowship Church.
Herman and Sharron Baily recently invited Chuck and Mae as guests on Christian Television Network's The Herman and Sharon Show broadcast across 22 stations nation-wide and around the World.
Chuck co-authored The Solution for Marriages; dedicated tips to marriage mentors proven to be successful in helping others build the foundation for life- long, satisfying marriages. The Solution for Marriages is in English, German, Spanish and Dutch.
Their second book, The Marriage Journey, A Flight Plan to Your Healthy Marriage, provides the flight plan for marriages to rely on, not if, but when they face the turbulence experienced by every couple. It contains powerful, faith-based references used by the authors in their own 50 plus years of marriage. The Marriage Journey: A Flight Plan for Your Healthy Marriage is available in English and Spanish.
Their daily devotional, Journey 2 Victory: A Devotional Journal serves as a tool to assist in healing not only marriages and relationships, but also individuals. Many times when thoughts are committed to paper God gives us comfort and ?releases' our hurt and pain. Journey 2 Victory: A Devotional Journal is published in English and Spanish.
Their latest publication, Reignite and Reinvent Your Marriage, is a seminar workbook designed to provide faith-based skills and habits that will build and strengthen marriages. Reignite and Reinvent seminars provide a safe place for couples to reconnect; whether they rate their relationship as a 1 or 10, or anywhere in between. The principles shared in this companion are 'a process' and not magical.