About Us

Jim Maxwell is the founder of REAL Marriage. His life experience coupled with twenty years of professional experiences have resulted in real understanding, knowledge, skills, and tips that you can use immediately.


Jim has been a Christian since 1981.


Jim has been married since 1990. He has a REAL marriage formed from many personal experiences.


The father of two teen aged boys, opportunities for growth and maturing in patience and understanding always abound.


Jim is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington state. He has a MA in counseling with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Harding University Graduate School of Religion and undergraduate degrees in Bible and Psychology from Freed Hardeman University. His twenty years of counseling experiences include:

  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Marital counseling
  • Alcohol and drug
  • Adolescent mental health and inpatient treatment
  • Work within a psychiatric hospital
  • In-home family therapy

Jim has been in some form of ministry since 1983.

  • Singles minister
  • Youth minister
  • Preaching minister
  • Steering Team Leader
  • United States Army Reserve Chaplain
  • Retreats
  • Seminars
  • Marital classes
  • Bible classes
  • Life/Time management classes
  • Child discipline and behavior management

Jim consults with businesses, organizations, and churches to provide training, curriculum, program design, and direct services.


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