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Hope For Marriages (Hope Matters Marriage Ministries) is a 501c3 non-profit, Christian, non-denominational, organization.

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Our ministry aims to help make marriages whole in God’s power through Biblical counseling, writing and speaking.

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We help spouses to live out abundant marriages by focusing on enriching their identity in Jesus Christ.

We are Jeff &

Cheryl Scruggs

We’re here to help you have awesome Godly relationships, a deeply connected marriage, awesome friendships and community, an abundant work life and a healthy relationship with yourself. But let’s back up a little bit…

We are Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs,

We’re here to help you have awesome Godly relationships, a deeply connected marriage, awesome friendships and community, an abundant work life and a healthy relationship with yourself. But let’s back up a little bit…

Jeff Scruggs
Chery Scruggs

We are Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs,

Biblical marriage and individual counselors, public speakers, authors and podcasters

We’re here to help you have awesome Godly relationships, a deeply connected marriage, awesome friendships and community, an abundant work life and a healthy relationship with yourself. But let’s back up a little bit…

Here’s the thing: Marriage isn’t easy, relationships are hard, taking ownership of our walk with Jesus is a journey, understanding who we are takes time and effort and so much more!

There’s so much to figure out, and so many opportunities for us to get off course.

As you’ve tried to navigate all these opportunities have you ever wished you had a book, a friend, a mentor that could guide you with all of the answers?

That’s exactly what we needed – a Biblical marriage counselor who could walk this journey with us, a book that gave us guidance, wisdom and direction. We needed to know we were not alone in our journey and we needed someone to help us find our way.

Thankfully, we were able to navigate through a very hard journey of marriage lacking spiritual and emotional connection, divorce, single-parenting for a time but coming out on the other side of 7 years being divorced, to have the opportunity for our marriage to be reconciled.

Here are the relationships we can help you navigate:

Marriage

Let us help you live this season with Biblically focused contentment, joy, and purpose, all the while setting you up for the marriage God has intended for you to have.

God

Let us invite God more deeply into our lives, and watch as He transforms them into a story that’s beyond anything we could come up with on our own.

Friendships

There’s nothing better than deep Biblical community, but finding this (and keeping!) community as an adult is just plain hard! But, you don’t have to navigate this alone. We’re here to help you find, grow, and deepen your community. Let’s cultivate the community you’ve always wanted!

Work

You were created on purpose and for a purpose. It is our firm belief that you have everything you need to make the world (and your corner of it!) a better, more beautiful place. But here’s the thing — that can be hard. Finding your calling, pursuing your dreams, maintaining a healthy work/life balance, even just paying the bills isn’t easy.

Yourself

We rarely think of ourselves as one of our relationships, but we are. More often than not, we are our own worst critic, but around here, we’re working to change that. We’re working to become the healthy person God created you to be — for our relationship with ourselves to be safe, positive, encouraging, loving, and connected.

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These are the things we talk about around here and here’s how we talk about them:

Marriage

Let us help you live this season with Biblically focused contentment, joy, and purpose, all the while setting you up for the marriage God has intended for you to have.

God

Let us invite God more deeply into our lives, and watch as He transforms them into a story that’s beyond anything we could come up with on our own.

Friendships

There’s nothing better than deep Biblical community, but finding this (and keeping!) community as an adult is just plain hard! But, you don’t have to navigate this alone. We’re here to help you find, grow, and deepen your community. Let’s cultivate the community you’ve always wanted!

Work

You were created on purpose and for a purpose. It is our firm belief that you have everything you need to make the world (and your corner of it!) a better, more beautiful place. But here’s the thing — that can be hard. Finding your calling, pursuing your dreams, maintaining a healthy work/life balance, even just paying the bills isn’t easy.

Yourself

We rarely think of ourselves as one of our relationships, but we are. More often than not, we are our own worst critic, but around here, we’re working to change that. We’re working to become the healthy person God created you to be — for our relationship with ourselves to be safe, positive, encouraging, loving, and connected.

+ More!

These are the things we talk about around here and here’s how we talk about them: Podcast episodes, biblical counseling, books, an online private FB group, and speaking events held around the country!

Marriage

Let us help you live this season with Biblically focused contentment, joy, and purpose, all the while setting you up for the marriage God has intended for you to have.

God

Let us invite God more deeply into our lives, and watch as He transforms them into a story that’s beyond anything we could come up with on our own.

Friendships

There’s nothing better than deep Biblical community, but finding this (and keeping!) community as an adult is just plain hard! But, you don’t have to navigate this alone. We’re here to help you find, grow, and deepen your community. Let’s cultivate the community you’ve always wanted!

Work

You were created on purpose and for a purpose. It is our firm belief that you have everything you need to make the world (and your corner of it!) a better, more beautiful place. But here’s the thing — that can be hard. Finding your calling, pursuing your dreams, maintaining a healthy work/life balance, even just paying the bills isn’t easy.

Yourself

We rarely think of ourselves as one of our relationships, but we are. More often than not, we are our own worst critic, but around here, we’re working to change that. We’re working to become the healthy person God created you to be — for our relationship with ourselves to be safe, positive, encouraging, loving, and connected.

+ More!

These are the things we talk about around here and here’s how we talk about them: Podcast episodes, biblical counseling, books, an online private FB group, and speaking events held around the country!

Podcast

Our podcast provides individuals and couples with support to create healthy relationships and thrive beyond belief

Speaking

We share our experiences of love, redemption and more at worship services and conferences across the nation.

Book

A story about the secrets that slowly destroyed our marriage and the awakening that opened the way to healing.

Podcast

Our podcast provides women with support to create healthy relationships and thrive beyond belief

Speaking

We share our experiences of love, hope, redemption and restoration at worship services across the nation.

Book

A story about the secrets that slowly destroyed our marriage and the awakening that opened the way to healing.

SMW Academy

Our online school is currently in beta. Click below to join the waitlist for open enrollment.

Remember, you are not alone. We are here to help. If there’s anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

So, this is where the fun starts…

A personal Q&A with Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs

  • We love to try new restaurants and might call ourselves foodies! A nice dinner together, allows us to have conversation and connect with each other! That is a priority for us in regards to an awesome date and love having fun together!

  • We met in Memphis, Tennessee in a bar!

  • We feel so blessed to be able to pour into, disciple and mentor others and watch God work in the hearts of individuals and marriages.

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