Affectionately dubbed "the marriage doctors" by their clients, fans, and workshop participants, Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz know that simple things matter in relationships. They understand what makes relationships work because they have conducted three decades of research on successful marriages, as well as sharing personal experience drawn from their own 43- year marriage.
Dr. Charles D. Schmitz is a highly successful faculty member and administrator in higher education. He is currently the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a longtime Professor of Counseling and Family Therapy at three major universities, where he has focused on counseling psychology and leadership. During his distinguished career, Charles has received more than 40 local, state, and national awards; published 200 articles, manuscripts, books, and scholarly papers; delivered 600 speeches and professional presentations throughout the world; and has frequently appeared on radio, television, and in print. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz is a full-time writer and lecturer. She has served as an award-winning administrator and educator for 36 years. She received her Ed.D. from the University of Missouri- Columbia and has lectured at numerous colleges in the areas of counseling and leadership. As the former chief operating officer of a large organization, she also specializes in human relations issues that span the workforce. Elizabeth has received 25 local, state, and national awards; published over 150 articles, manuscripts, and books; delivered over 400 speeches and presentations; made numerous radio and television appearances; and been quoted extensively in the media. She is president of Successful Marriage Reflections, LLC in St. Louis, Missouri, where she and Charles reside.
Together, The Schmitz's have written the award-winning book, Golden Anniversaries: The Seven Secrets of Successful Marriage, and are popular speakers and talk show guests. Their book, Building a Love That Lasts, provides more surprising insights on creating successful relationships. You can find more information at simplethingsmatter.com