As a former pastor of 35 years and a crisis marriage counselor,  I have shared the amazing power of grace and hope from the timeless truths of God's Word. I would love to partner with your ministry team to create an inspiring event where your people are encouraged in their Christian faith and refreshed in their marriages.  Whether a Sunday morning or retreat setting, I specialize in marriage ministry with the following topics:

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Speaking Topics

How Good Marriages Slowly Go Bad

All marriages face challenges along the way.  Russ combines his experience in pastoral counseling with proven marriage ministry tools to help you people find support and encouragement while gaining fresh insights for strengthening their marriage. From a Tune Up to a Tourniquet, these messages explore how to stop relational drift and practical steps to restore intimacy and commitment.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Building on Dr.Peter Scazzer's work by the same title, this workshop explores the connection between our emotional maturity and spiritual health. Understanding the roadblocks to Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, like unresolved conflict, family of origin issues allow grace and forgiveness to be explored as major themes in our continued spiritual and relational growth. Russ unpacks the keys to becoming an emotionally healthy adult Christian and the Biblical principles needed to make lasting changes in your life and relationships.
Russ Berg, Marriage Speaker

Moving From Good to Great in Your Marriage

A fast paced, humor filled five session interactive series suitable for a marriage enrichment weekend or retreat that explores the 3 major reasons for marital satisfaction, the radical freedom of forgiveness, the difference between a covenant and contract marriage and exchanging a tourist mindset for a pilgrim mentality.

"...had a great time and look forward to using the tools that God gave us through you!  I wanted to say so much more in the reflection time but was so nervous... Thank you for everything! "  a 2016 

Russ' Radio Appearances

Speaking & Training Events

March 19 & 26: Preaching Sunday AM at Refuge Church in Zimmerman, MN
March 27-28: EFCA North Central District Pastors Conference
April 9: Westbridge Church Marriage Mentors Training (1-4pm)
April 10: John Brown University LMFT Skype Class
April 19-23: Central Arkansas Marriage Initiative Divorce Intervention Training, Little Rock
April 25: Rochester Area Training Event for Christian Counselors
May 1: MN Family Council Annual Dinner (display booth)
May 2: University of NW School of Nursing
June 15: Lakeville Area Counselors and Community Leaders Lunch
August 25-26: Faith-Based Discernment Counselors Training, Westbridge Church
October 6: MN Assoc of Christian Counselors Workshop (Emotionally Healthy Spirituality as a Buffer to Burnout)
October 19-20: Central Arkansas Marriage Initiative Pre-Conference (Reaching the Polarized Couple)
October 21: San Antonio Marriage Initiative Counselors Training Conference