Excel Marriages is a non-profit charitable trust that is committed to inspire and equip marriages and families to excel through fun, passion and adventure! Come, enjoy loving life together!

Marriage is a journey not a destination.  We all need to refuel and have maintenance along the way to enjoy the journey.

Excel Marriages, founded by Cliff and Jenni Warne, is a result of their passion for marriages, coupled with a desire to equip others to excel in their marriages.

Married for over 35 years, 16 of those were devoted to running an outdoor education centre, where we supported thousands of children in camps, and trained hundreds of teenagers in leadership. It was during this time when our hearts were given to the many children who were casualties of dysfunctional families and marriages, that our attention turned to the parents.

With one in three marriages ending in divorce, we started asking the question, “What can one couple do?” That question led us to “Let’s do something!”  Compelled to make a difference, underpinned by our deep-rooted Christian faith, we launched into full-time marriage building and coaching in 2016.  Excel Marriages was birthed!

Our journey: In 2006 we began presenting pre-marriage courses, and then in 2012 we included coaching ‘Couples in Crisis’ and ‘Marriage Enrichment Seminars’. Our experience and training as facilitators/presenters in a number of curriculums gave us the confidence to write our own course material. We now offer well-rounded courses with practical applications and diverse course options to suit all marriages. ‘The 7 Essentials’ and the ‘Marriage Tool Kit’  form the basis of our course packages. Whether you’ve got a mediocre marriage or a good marriage, join us as we shift gear to excel our marriages!

A healthy marriage is the building block of a society and from this core, strong families and nations emerge. Our goal is to change the face of marriage from mediocre to sensational!

“…helped us work through some issues that were adversely affecting our relationship….”

“My wife and I attended a marriage course hosted by Cliff and Jenni in 2015.  It was very challenging but helped us work through some issues that were adversely affecting our relationship. Without over stating things I am sure the course put us on the road to a much improved marriage now with better communication.”

Peter and Paula

How You Can Help Support Outstanding Marriages

Currently, one in three marriages ends up in divorce, and many other marriages never really fire. We don’t think that’s at all acceptable and so Excel Marriages has set out to change the face of marriage for good.

Our desire is to travel, and provide seminars and retreats wherever we go, but to do so, we need your help. And we’re asking for your support so that together, we can inspire and equip marriages and families, anywhere in New Zealand and beyond, to not just survive but to excel!

Donations & Translation Work:

At the time of writing this, Ebay New Zealand has 34,747 listings of marriage books for a couple to purchase, 557 of the listings are Christian; Our market is swamped with resources!

Some countries in the world have very limited resources translated into their languages to help marriages.  Excel Marriages has determined to take ‘The 7 Essentials’ – our own resource – and have it translated and distributed. This is a mammoth task, but with you behind us New Zealand, we can make a difference!  Without strong marriages, the family unit crumbles and society is changed forever!

Request Courses & Retreats for your Group or Organisation:

We love to share the many impacting tools and tips that we’ve both discovered and been taught during our journey of over 35 years of marriage together. One of the best ways that you can support the work we do is by spreading the word and getting in touch with us to help you organise one of our great courses or workshops for your church, business, or community group.

Get in touch with us using the link below to discuss more options, or have a look at What We Offer, to see if there’s something we can do for your group!

Thanks New Zealand! Be one of Excel Marriages’ supporters, and together we can make a lasting impact!
For more information or ideas on how to support us, please get in touch: Contact Excel Marriages