Erin Smalley serves as the strategic spokesperson for Focus on the Family’s marriage ministry. In this role, she develops content that prepares individuals for marriage, strengthens and nurtures existing marriages, and helps couples in marital crises.
Erin is also a licensed professional counselor with a private practice (Smalley Marriage), as well as an author and conference speaker. She has coauthored 12 books, including Reconnected, Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage and The Wholehearted Wife. She and her husband, Dr. Greg Smalley, co-created Ready to Wed, a complete premarital curriculum for engaged couples, and The Focus on Marriage Assessment.
Erin enjoys speaking at women’s conferences, encouraging women to live in Christ’s freedom. She presents with her husband at marriage enrichment seminars where they guide couples in taking steps toward enjoying deeply satisfying marriages. Gifted with the ability to demonstrate valuable relational lessons along with a heavy dose of humor, Erin and her husband deliver insightful, practical and passionate in-person conferences that help couples enrich their marriage relationship.
Before joining Focus on the Family in 2011, Erin graduated from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse for eight years before earning a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.
She has been blessed as a biological and adoptive mom of four great children — Taylor, Murphy, Garrison and Annie.