Marriage Builders Resource Center
P.O. Box 51888 - Sarasota, Florida 34232. (941) 376-9355


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Your corporate sponsorship or individual  donations in any amount would be greatly appreciated, and would make a major difference in our efforts to help prepare, strengthen and restore marriages reducing the number of divorces here in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

If you would like to make a financial contribution to support our work,
please mail your donations to:

Marriage Builders Resource Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 51888
Sarasota, FL 34232

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Your contributions help us to:

  1. Expand the number of marriage-related programs offered in Sarasota and Manatee County
  2. Increase awareness by the residents of Sarasota and Manatee County of the marriage-related programs that are currently available. 
  3. Award scholarships to individuals and  families that otherwise would not be able to attend our workshops.


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The Marriage & Family Ministry is the primary focus of Marriage Builders Resource Center, Inc.  Research shows that strong families are good for our businesses, communities, and our Nation. Marriage Builders Resource Center Inc.  was founded with the vision of preparing, strengthening, and restoring marriages in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. 

There is no greater threat to our city, state and nation than the continued disintegration of the family through divorce and illegitimacy. The divorce rate in Sarasota and Manatee Counties has averaged an unacceptable 75% over the last four years, exceeding the national average of 47.5%

One-third of our children are born out-of-wedlock, and the youth crime rate and poverty levels generally rise as the divorce rate rises. The economic repercussions are felt in all areas of the community when these issues are not addressed. Stronger marriages equal stronger communities. Healthy families are an asset to our community and are more efficient and productive in the workplace.

The goal of Marriage Builders Resource Center, Inc. is to reduce the divorce rate by 50% in the first three years of the establishment of the Suncoast Community Marriage Policy, which was signed in February 2006 (see video). Cities such as Modesto, CA, where a Community Marriage Policy was established in 1996, the divorce rate was effectively reduced by 57%. We also have a reason to be optimistic since Marriage Builders Resource Center, Inc. is patterned after the national Marriage Savers organization that has been credited with saving as many as 75,000 marriages in 193 communities in 41 states and 3 countries (according to an Independent study of “The Effectiveness of Community Marriage Policies”, The Journal of Family relations, October, 2004).

To achieve our goals for the Suncoast, we have established a schedule for premarital and marital Mentor Couple training. Mentor Couples learn to improve communication skills in workshops such as PAIRS, REFOCCUS and FOCCUS. Mentor Couples are trained through the Marriage Savers program to come alongside struggling couples in their respective churches, thereby increasing marital success. Nationally known guest speakers are invited to speak at marriage enrichment weekends to promote sexual purity and abstinence before marriage, courtship over dating, parenting tips and skills, fidelity in marriage and suggestions on how to parent children in an increasingly secular culture.

On the following page are the upcoming events in which you and/or your business can partner with Marriage Builders Family Resource Center, Inc. to help lower the divorce rate in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Or you can simply use your credit card by clicking on the Make a Donation button below.
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