On May 2, 1981, God brought Stuart and Vickie together. A rich friendship developed almost immediately.
When Stuart and Vickie considered marriage, God drew them into a dilemma. Half of marriages weren’t making it. Young and inexperienced, they wanted a life-long relationship but didn’t trust the typical customs for marriage. One fall afternoon, they were challenged by God to change their relationship or end it on the spot.
On that afternoon over thirty-five years ago, God showed them a better way for marriage and family that has been both monumental and prophetic in their lives and in the lives of many others. That day, Stuart and Vickie committed unconditionally to found and grow their marriage and family on Biblical principles.
Stuart and Vickie have always helped others find God’s better way. Ten years into their marriage, it became clear that the dilemma God imposed on them a decade prior was intended for more than just the two of them. Already serving many people as Family Coaches, God led them to engage more people in promoting the founding and strong growth of Biblical households. Family God’s Way was founded and eventually became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that creates and replicates innovative platforms where people and relationships are the key catalysts of changing family systems. Platforms include Birth of a Family, Family Coaching, Premeditated Marriage and more.
Stuart Carver was ordained as a pastor by his home church, the First Baptist Church of Lutz, Florida in 2003. He serves as founder and President of Family God’s Way and freely shares the insights into Biblical truth about family trends and principles for building strong Biblical households.
Vickie Carver holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has a passion for helping others in the areas of marriage, communication and generosity. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Christian Foundation Tampa Bay and is on the Board of Directors for One Hundred Shares Tampa Bay and Life Connections Counseling Center.
Stuart and Vickie are grandparents now. Their life ambition is to help people experience family God’s way.