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Relationship Experts (formerly the Family Greenhouse)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Christianity, Counseling, Education, Family Services, Human Services, Mental Health, Religion

Mission: We equip people to have great relationships that honor God and equip leaders to care for others well as they coach, pastor, serve, and lead.

Results: With trained leaders in key positions, we hope to see a stronger and healthier community and a global church that is able to love on people well.

Target demographics: Leaders and Relationships

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 30 people get equipped to serve individuals, couples, and families.

Geographic areas served: McKinney, Texas and online across the nation

Programs: We provide online training for coaches, pastors, lay leaders in church, business leaders, and those who want to care for relationships more effectively. Check out our webinars or invite us to speak in person or by video conference to your group, team, church, or business.

Community Stories

72 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Family Greenhouse has given me tools and tips that has SAVED my relationships and my marriage. Their life coaching is better than I've ever experienced. I encourage everyone to go The Family Greenhouse and not let any cost stop them from thriving in their own relationships. It is all well worth it!

John Bart T.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am on the board of this Great Organization and I recently graduated from their coaching certification program "Equipping for Change" . I can't wait to put into practice what I learned.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Scott and Abigail helped coach us through engagement, providing tools and communication skills to carry us into our marriage. In our meetings with them, they facilitated many conversations (both in sessions and at home), that helped us get to know each other more deeply, and provided opportunities for us to discuss more difficult topics that proved very beneficial as we've moved through our first months of marriage. They are open about their own triumphs, struggles and stories, which helped us open up to both them and one another. We are so blessed to have Scott and Abigail as friends and resources as we start our life together.

Caleb and Elizabeth Carter

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Relationship Experts since the beginning, and they truly are a GREAT nonprofit!

1 Elizabeth Bethel M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recently heard Scott and Abigail speak to a women's group that I chair. They were absolutely phenomenal on many levels.
1. They are gifted communicators. Their duo dynamic is engaging and fun!
2. Their content is exceptional. We asked them to speak on Work Place Communication and not only were the handouts helpful, but the content was presented in such a way that it was easily consumable, understandable, and immediately applicable.
3. They are tremendous at connecting with the audience both before and during their presentation.

I highly recommend Relationship-Experts!

Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

Scott and Abigail were amazing coaches for my husband and me. We just finished 10 sessions with them, and we learned valuable tools to set us up for amazing success as a couple and family. We would highly recommend!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Meeting one-on-one with Abigail has been fantastic! She is so wise, and God has used her to bring unexpected healing!!

2 Donny D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In a world where most all forms of relationships are under attack, the team at Relationship Experts strives to build-up individuals, strengthen relationships, and provide tools that, when used, can lead to greater ties between a husband and wife, parent and son/daughter, and amongst friends. They are a Christian organization that has based their teachings and training on the first relationship ever been God himself and mankind. If you or someone you know, needs help in finding their way back to the arms of the one they love, please don't hesitate to reach out to the team at Relationship Experts. They are real people, with real needs and real pain in their personal lives. They listen TO you, hurt WITH you, and CELEBRATE all great successes. My wife and I have spent time with them. Our family is walking together through our growth with them. Friends we care about have been a part of their professional and caring time. Please, its time to take that step and reach out to someone who gets you and the one you need to mend the pain with. May the Lord bless you and your relationships with the tools and resources Relationship Experts will provide you.

1 Rafe W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Doust's provided our church staff and leaders with training on transformational conversations. The material was excellent! Easy to follow and absorb and then to implement. The training was fun, inspiring and practical. Most team members shared days later how they were already using it in multiple ways. The simple handout sets in view in my office as a quick reminder of the learnings and I am using it daily.
Rafe Wright
Christ Fellowship

2 Bruce B. M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Scott and Abigail provided training for our staff on moving from transactional to transformational conversations. Their conversation, humorous style helped our team absorb their wise insights and improved our care for people - the workshop was transformational. They are humble, clear and strong. In addition, the Dousts and their team have provided coaching to many people we have sent to them for help.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took the Cultivate Relationship Coach Training and highly recommend it for anyone interested in becoming a coach. The class is very interactive, which makes it nearly impossible to not be engaged. The assignments encourage learning in a practical and realistic way that prepares students to be future coaches. Scott and Abigail's experience helps provide insight into how to apply a Christ centered approach to coaching

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I worked in couples’ ministries for 15+ years and never felt equipped to counsel couples. After completing the family greenhouse 16 week training, I now feel comfortable coaching any couple in the ministry. When I started Cultivate Coach Training, I expected to learn how to help people, and I did that with another important dimension: I learned how to help people help themselves. I am now confident to ask powerful questions that can be the key to change within people as they own their own change. I absolutely recommend this course for anyone from pastors to lay church workers and volunteers. These skills are invaluable to anyone helping people reach their full potential in Christ.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took the Cultivate Coaching class with The Family Greenhouse and it was transformational for me and the way I do ministry. I am a Student Ministries Pastor and I learned a great deal about how to be intentional in my time with people and ask powerful questions to help people process. On a personal level I also benefitted greatly from receiving coaching while I was in the class. My coach April listened so well and helped me arrive at a path to progress in several areas of my life. I am SUPER thankful for this organization and their commitment to helping other grow and develop!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Lord had been leading me to pursue a coaching certification for the past couple of years. I looked into some other programs but I just never felt the timing or program was right. This past July while looking through Facebook I found an event in the area for a dance lesson date night sponsored by The Family Greenhouse. I went to sign up and it was full which was so disappointing but it got me wondering what The Family Greenhouse was all about. I searched their website and found out that they had a training course called Cultivate. I immediately called and Abigail answered the phone. It felt like I was chatting with a dear friend and I instantly knew God was leading me in this direction. She told me about the program and even invited my husband and I to come to the date night so we could meet her and Scott. We had a wonderful night and I enjoyed hearing Scott and Abigail's heart for growing stronger relationships. I signed up not really sure of what to expect. I knew that I had many skills to learn so I expected that but what I got was so much more. Being a part of Cultivate not only gave me skills needed to coach with excellence but it grew me as a person in my own relationships. I was able to be a part of an amazing group of students who I thoroughly enjoyed learning alongside each week. To say it exceeded my expectations is an understatement. Each week I was blessed to be a part of a family of faith whose common goal is to help others get from where they are to where they want to be. One of my favorite things about this course was that Christ is at the center of everything they taught. I would recommend the Cultivate Coach Training to anyone who is wanting to pursue Coaching as a career or even just wants to better be able to help others in their ministry positions. You will feel loved, supported, and equipped by Abigail and Scott and God will bless your socks off!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my wife and I were facing a highly significant life transition, Scott helped us to process the decision making and relationship impact to our marriage. He helped us to keep pointed in the right direction, united as a team. We're still on our journey, but we've been able to process things together in a way that removes much of the conflict.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a professional making a vocational transition to Christian Life Coaching, looking for a certification training experience to provide me the necessary skills and confidence to step into this new direction.
Based on a recommendation from a friend, I sought out Scott and Abigail, initially seeking confirmation of the "fit" of Christian Life Coaching for me. In the process, I learned that they also provide the necessary certification training! I was in!
Having now completed Family Greenhouse Relationship Certification training, I am pleased to say that my objectives have been met. I feel much more confident in executing the disciplines and competencies involved with life coaching. Scott and Abigail's competence as coaches and trainers, and their professionalism, were on display throughout the course. And it was fun!
I am thankful for the huge investment they made in me, and the other students, to help prepare us to more confidently fulfill God's calling to help others grow and nurture healthy relationships!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We came to the Family Greenhouse (Scott and Abigail) with our marriage hanging in the balance. Scott and Abigail walked with us and taught us how to more effectively communicate and worked through several hard issues that have held us back from moving forward. We encountered several bumps along the way (some of them large) while we have been with them but they helped us work through them all. Our marriage has made a great turnaround and we continue to see them to continue growing our marriage.

Also, I have been seeing Scott individually. he has help me to open my eyes to things to help me in my marriage and has giving me great tools in addressing issues that have plagued me.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Family Greenhouse is such a rare treasure of support for people who are struggling in their relationships. For years my husband and I struggled in our marriage without knowing how to ask for help or who to turn to-even in the churches we attended. Attending coaching as a couple with Scott and Abigail really challenged us to work on our relationships both individually and together. Their guidance is a perfect balance of grace and truth. We are so grateful the Lord was able to use them to heal our marriage.

3 Kathy Turner B.

Donor

Rating: 5

I recommend Family Greenhouse for coaching, training, seminars and pre-marital counseling. They are a great resource for churches, community groups, pastoral staffs, the workplace and with private individuals and couples. We know several of the coaches and can recommend them personally. FG also does great “ train the trainer “ sessions if you’re looking to build up or reinforce the coaching resources in your own organization.

3 Jenni Waller R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are incredibly grateful for the support that our family received from The Family Greenhouse during a difficult season of our lives. Their marriage coaches are encouraging, real and empathetic and they provided powerful tools for our family to be able heal and thrive. We would recommend The Family Grrenhouse to anyone in need of support or care during a season of grief, transition, loss or just in the midst of family challenges. We love The Family Grrenhouse!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Family Greenhouse was such a blessing for my husband and I both. We did premarital coaching and learned so much to help us grow as a couple and spiritually. It helped us to grow individually and now we are a strong unit! I will forever be greatful for this ministry!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Abigail and Scott were truly amazing! My wife and I went to them for our pre-marriage counseling and we learned so much about ourselves individually as well as about our relationship together. We loved how they were able to bring 'traditional' counseling techniques and then marry them to Christian views about marriage; simply amazing!! If you are in the DFW area and are looking for pre-marriage counseling absolutely get in touch with The Family Greenhouse!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I sought out The Family Greenhouse after they conducted a workshop at a local church. I felt such a genuine connection to Abigail that I mustered the courage to call and ask if she would be willing to talk with me about some intimacy issues that my husband and I had been struggling through for many years. She handled this sensitive issue with such grace and dignity and never made me feel embarrassed to share such a personal issue. After several meetings with Abigail, my husband and Abigail's husband, Scott joined in on the sessions and I was blown away by the progress that was made over the course of about 3 months. We are incredibly grateful for The Family Greenhouse and the handling of such a tender subject.