Fit For Marriage
A weekly Fit For Marriage message from Russell Yates, a man with a compelling message— straight from the Bible—that challenges the disintegration of the Christian family.

Here Am I, Send Me!

In a recent World Net Daily news article, Richard D. Ackerman wrote the following:

Our side fails to realize that same-sex couples are attempting to hijack nothing more than a sinking ship. … Hijacking what is left of marriage is the only way to ensure that it will be completely destroyed forevermore.

Children grow up not knowing how to relate to a spouse.We should learn from the home school movement. When the public schools stopped teaching, concerned parents took matters into their own hands. Why not apply the same idea to marriage?

Children grow up not knowing how to relate to a spouse. They're not learning at home. They're not being taught in church. … Who will do the job?

“Here am I, send me”—that's what Isaiah said. Our Fit For Marriage program will provide the following:

  • Sound marital training from the Bible
  • Fellowship with other like-minded believers
  • Correction for faulty marriages
  • Help for members who are looking for a suitable mate

We're not the only ones who have addressed the marriage issue. How do we compare with the others? Many programs can take a good marriage and make it better. There's no end to the dating programs that can help you meet someone. But when that someone does not have marital skills—when that someone has unrealistic expectations—what can you expect? Failed relationships!

Fit For Marriage will train and bring people together.Fit For Marriage will train, and then bring people together. Our association is unique. We teach God's Word, which can take a bad marriage and make it good. Here's the bottom line: The only marriage that works is one that has the Bible for its foundation.

The Bible says, “The kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12). When the forces of evil attack the family, they also attack the Lord. In participation with the living God, and as heads of our houses, we men must take responsibility for restoring the Christian family.

Genesis 2:24 says, “A man would be joined unto his wife: and they would be one flesh.” 2 Peter 1:3 says “God has given all things that pertain unto life and godliness.” Ephesians 5:22-33 tells what it takes to have a good marriage: “Submit to your husband—love your wife.” Submission is the glue that holds a marriage together, and the idea comes directly from the Bible. But it still offends many people. Is the offense justified?

Let me use an illustration from the recent past. Terrorists flew airplanes into buildings killing thousands of people. Should we ground all airplanes and never fly again? Like the hijacked airplanes, the idea of submission has been misused and abused.

Our lessons and our website declare the truth about marriage.There has been a terrible loss in marital understanding. According to Jesus, freedom comes when you know the truth. Our teaching lessons and our website declare the truth about marriage … in terms honest people can appreciate. My wife and I have a unique testimony and a persuasive word.

If you're not willing to settle for superficial religion, shallow relationships, or a counterfeit marriage—if you want genuine friendship, marital intimacy, and wholesome, well-adjusted children—we invite you to join our association. The Fit For Marriage fellowship is for humble men and women who will settle for nothing less than God's best.

Fit For Marriage is affordable. It is your program—I'm just the director. We offer a twelve lesson study course on CD or cassette tape as part of the membership package. It is available only to those who enroll in the program.

My book, Restoring the Father to the Family, is for sale to the general public, but the study course is for members only.

Picture of CD collection inlcuded with FFM membership.Restoring the Father to the Family, included in FFM membership.

To learn more about the Fit For Marriage fellowship, visit our website. We have provided two ways to enter the site:

  • Click here to go to the Fit For Marriage homepage. It is an invitation, followed by instructions on how to enroll.
  • Click here to go to the Introduction, which amounts to an open letter. There, I discuss the challenge of making marriage work in today's world. Then I explain the operation of the Fit For Marriage program. If you have questions after reading this, please email.

We invite you to join our association!

Russell & Theresa Yates

To participate in the Fit For Marriage program will take some time. But it will change your life—you'll never be the same again!

Portrait of Russell and Theresa Yates

C. Russell Yates

Husband of Theresa C. Yates

Father of Deborah Ruth Yates

Author of Restoring the Father to the Family

Founder of Family Foundation Ministry

Director of the Fit For Marriage Program

Servant of the Most High God