Erin Smalley

Marriage Strategic Spokesperson, Marriage Ministries

Erin Smalley serves as the strategic marriage spokesperson for Focus on the Family’s marriage ministry, where she develops content for the marriage department.

Smalley is also an author and conference speaker. She presents with her husband, Dr. Greg Smalley, at marriage enrichment seminars where they guide couples in taking steps toward enjoying deeply satisfying marriages. She also speaks to women on faith, family and the importance of healthy friendships. 

Before starting at Focus in 2011, Smalley served on staff at the Center for Relationship Enrichment at John Brown University. She also conducted marriage intensives with her husband and counseled women individually.

Smalley has published numerous articles for ParentLife, HomeLife and Marriage Partnership magazines. She has been a featured guest on Focus on the Family’s “Daily Broadcast” and Moody Radio’s “Midday Connection.”

Smalley’s first solo book, “10 Things a Husband Needs from His Wife,” released in November 2017. She co-authored the books “Grown-Up Girlfriends,” “Before You Plan Your Wedding... Plan Your Marriage,” “Ready to Wed,” “The Wholehearted Wife” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage.”

Smalley earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse for eight years before going back to school for a master’s degree in clinical psychology at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.  

Smalley loves being a biological and adoptive mom of four children: Taylor, Murphy, Garrison and Annie. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, reading, hanging out with her family and bargain shopping.

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