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.

One Little Boy

Portrait of a little boyI want to talk about the little boy you see in the picture. The good news? He obviously was not aborted. The bad news? That remains to be seen. Is he from a broken family? a blended family? or no family? Is he being raised by both parents? or a single parent? Has he been adopted? Has he been cared for by surrogate parents? or has he been blessed with a mother who actually stays home and nurtures him?

Is this boy from a broken family? a blended family? or no family?This boy could grow up to be a Billy Graham or a Charles Manson. He could become the President of the United States or spend most of his life in a federal penitentiary. Much depends on his family life. … Are his parents born again Christians who have truly made Jesus, Lord of their lives? Are they committed to each other? Does the boy live with people who are truthful and loving? or is he surrounded by contentious adults who are deceitful and have no moral standards? Is he being taught the ways of the Lord? or is he learning to act like the devil?

Are his parents born again Christians who have truly made Jesus Lord of their lives?Oh! By the way, the picture of the boy was taken over 50 years ago … so he's grown up. He never spent a night in jail, has not been on drugs—not even taken a puff on a cigarette. He's never been drunk, but he has gotten a few speeding tickets. This man has been married only once—he and his wife were both virgins. He's never had an affair—never assaulted anyone. He has gotten mad at his wife a few times. The man is a committed Christian Believer whose goal is to someday stand before the Lord and hear Him say, "Well done thou good and faithful servant." He is happily married and has one adult child.

This man was married only once. He and his wife were both virgins.He was the second of seven children from an intact family. His parents, Novella and Daniel Yates, were Christians who spent a lot of time in church and made sure he was there as well. Early on, he learned to read and memorize Scripture. He can still quote passages he learned as a child. Let me introduce the man:

Hi! My name is C. Russell Yates. I'm no Billy Graham and I've never been President. But with the help of my wife, Theresa, I'm working hard to rebuild the Christian family. My wife and I have a unique testimony and a persuasive word. 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

With the help of my wife, Theresa, I'm working hard to rebuild the Christian family.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 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.

We teach God's Word, which can take a bad marriage and make it good.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