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 Viet Nam 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 seven 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 mentors 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 Laud. He was formerly employed by the U.S. 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 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. He is a Master Instructor for START SMART, a premarital training course that teaches specific skills to seriously dating or engaged couples. An instructor for PICK a Partner also known as “How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk(ette),” a class that instructs unmarried individuals in how to best prepare for future committed relationships.
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 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. Powerful, faith-based references used by the authors in their own 48+ years of marriage.
The most recent book, Journey 2 Victory serves as a tool to assist in healing not only marriages and relationships, but also individuals. Many times when our thoughts are committed to paper God gives us comfort and ‘releases’ our hurt and pain. This is a journal designed to give you a sense of freedom and peace using a word, with a related scripture verse, to reflect and pray your struggles to Him. Each day select a word that is significant, pray the scripture for that word and then journal your thoughts.