Dewey Wilson, Ph.D.

Dewey Wilson, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, President and CEO

Until Spring 2003, Dewey worked diligently to become a well-respected home builder in the Dallas Metroplex. That year, he and his wife Lynne yielded to God's call to enter full-time vocational ministry on a mission to help strengthen marriages and families within God's church. The Wilsons quickly developed a couple-with-couple discipleship process called Marriage Mentors that would eventually scale across the country. Today, the Wilsons are still in the home-building business. Only now, they are not using sticks and bricks. This time, they’re using the Word of God, their life experiences, and the life experiences of thousands of other mentors in North America and Canada.

Dr. Wilson has taught the Bible to married adults for over 30 years. His passion is for men and women to know and experience God in such a way that forever changes how they live out every relationship—especially the relationship of marriage.

Since 2003, their mentoring process has consistently produced an overall enrichment or restoration success rate of over 85% of couples who remain in a mentoring relationship for six months or longer.

Along with the occasional input from his wife Lynne, Dr. Wilson has either authored or co-authored all of the Strong Marriages' resources, including a practical premarital experience called I Promise. In addition, he is a contributing author for Focus on the Family in Jim Daly's book, The Best Advice I Ever Got On Marriage, and co-authored their latest book on parenting entitled, The Relationally Intelligent Child with Dr. John Trent, published by Northfield Publishing. Dr. Wilson has also written and developed an extensive online personality assessment, the Connect Assessment®. He also appeared on the Dallas Christian station KCBI 90.9 FM for years with his daily Marriage Minute.

After a 30-year break, Dewey returned to college in 2010. He graduated with a BS in religion in December 2011 and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family in 2013. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy, emphasizing Cognition and Instruction, in May 2019.