JIMMY EVANS is one of America’s leading authorities on family and marriage relationships. He serves as president and cofounder with his wife, KAREN, of MarriageToday™, a marriage ministry and national award-winning broadcast television program, now in its thirteenth year. Jimmy and Karen’s passion for marriage began out of the pain and near failure of their own marriage. From the key biblical principles God taught them to build their own strong and happy marriage, they have dedicated themselves to encouraging couples towards loving and fulfilling marriages and families. In addition to their teaching via the national marriage ministry of MarriageToday™, Jimmy is a popular church and conference speaker, as well as author of seminar and resource materials and several books, including Our Secret Paradise and Freedom from Your Past; Karen has been an active role model, mentoring many young women in Christian character, faith and values. Jimmy and Karen have been married for more than 34 years and they have two married adult children and three grandchildren.