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David & Claudia Arp


Meet David & Claudia Arp

Dave & Claudia 2018  

 Hi, let us introduce ourselves. We are Claudia and David Arp, a husband-and-wife team who share a passion for helping couples, like you, build great relationships through fun, relationship-building dates. We are the founders of Marriage Alive International, Inc., the home of 10 Great Dates. We offer resources, seminars and training to empower couples, churches, communities and our military to build better marriages and families.

 Our history? We introduced the concept of married couples dating back when dating wasn’t cool. Years ago our first book, Ten Dates for Mates, launched our pathway to helping couples grow together while going out together. Our 10 Great Dates brand of resources including books, video-based programs, and seminars, are used nationally and internationally.

 Currently, "date nights" are popular across our country, which may be why you are checking us out. Couples taking time out to have fun together is important, very important. But, there’s more. Our secret is to offer you Great Dates that are not only fun but also help you build and strengthen your relationship for the long haul. Research has shown that 10 Great Dates can make a difference. Couples who complete the 10 Great Dates program report improvement in their communication, conflict resolution and anger management, and emotional connectedness. If these are some of the areas you would like to see growth in (or just have some fun dates) 10 Great Dates just might be for you.

 Do look around our website and see what catches your eye.  Our books, with over a million copies in print  - in over 10 languages, include award winning books such as, The Second Half of Marriage and the10 Great Dates series.  Latest releases include $10 Great Dates (52 fun dates you can have for under $10 each) and 10 Great Dates: Connecting Faith, Love & Marriage.

 We love talking about the benefits of Great Dates and have been featured in national media like USA Today, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Focus on the Family, Family Life Today and Ladies Home Journal. Our television appearances include, NBC Today, CBS This Morning, PBS, and the 700 Club.

 When we are not writing or speaking, you’ll probably find us hiking trails in Northern Virginia where we live or in the Austrian Alps where we love to write and hike.

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 Blasts from the past.... Clips from PBS TV Special and original 10 Great Dates video:  





Looking for a fun and meaningful night out? Or Great Dates program for your church or community? We've got you covered! For over 25 years Marriage Alive has been your "go to" place for marriage and family relationship building resources. We were promoting dating back when dating wasn't cool. Peruse our site and see if we offer a resource that will help you connect better and energize your relationship. Like us on FaceBook, follow us on Twitter.