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About MAX Life Coaching

We fix marriages. Founder Dr. Rod Stodghill has more than 40 years of experience working with couples, families, women, and men, longing to bring order to their lives, families, and relationships. In addition to marriage counseling, MAX Life Coaching is equipped to help with your personal relationships or business.

About Dr. Rod Stodghill

Dr. Rod Stodghill was born and raised on a farm in southeast Iowa.


  • Eddyville High School (1977)
  • Served with honor for four years in the U.S. Air Force
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
    • BA, with honors
    • Major: Religion
    • Minor: Communications
  • Dallas Theological Seminary
    • Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling, 1994
    • Master’s in Counseling Men, 1995
  • Dallas Theological Seminary
    • Doctorate of Ministry, 2014
      Dissertation: Healing the Masculine Male


Dr. Rod is the Founder and President of RAM Ministries, a Bible study program for Men to help them walk out of the adolescent immaturity and into mature and healthy masculinity. He’s a licensed and ordained minister, spending over 20 years as an Associate Pastor at Concord Missionary Baptist Church. Responsibilities included marriage and family counseling, premarital classes, funerals, benevolence and weddings.

He’s an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, a popular marriage and counselor speaker for marriage retreats, family revivals, and men’s and women’s retreats. He founded and created Intimacy and Beyond Seminars for marriage, premarital, and parenting. He’s also the co-founder and Research and Development Supervisor at

Family Life

Dr. Rod has been married for more than 38 years to Gabriele (Gabi). He has three adult children: Andrew (28), Victoria (25), and Luke (21).

Ready to fix your marriage? Book an appointment today.