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Clarence Shuler PhD MDiv

Clarence Shuler is the President/CEO of BLR: Building Lasting Relationships. Clarence is a counselor, speaker, and author of eight books, including Winning the Race to Unity: Is Racial Reconciliation Really Working?, Keeping Your Wife Your Best Friend and Single and Free to Be Me. He and his wife, Brenda, live in Colorado Springs and have three adult daughters.

Bestselling Author and Speaker

Clarence Shuler Phd, MDiv is the President/CEO of BLR: Building Lasting Relationships. For nearly 35 years, Clarence and his wife, Brenda Shuler, DMin have conducted marriage, discipleship, men’s, women’s, and single seminars internationally. They are members of FamilyLife Weekend To Remember Marriage Conference Speaker Team. Recently, Clarence was a guest marriage expert on Oprah Winfrey’s Love Goals reality show. Clarence has also been featured in Essence Magazine and Black Enterprise.

In addition, the Shulers help military marriages, especially in the area of overcoming affairs and surviving deployment. Clarence assisted the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services with its National African American Healthy Marriage Initiative. As a Life & Relationship Coach, Clarence helps executives effectively manage their personal and professional lives, finding fulfillment in both. 

Clarence serves as a Diversity Consultant as well. He has assisted numerous clients through his diversity seminars and/or hiring people of color and women in decision-making positions. Some of his clients include the War College of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army’s European base Equal Opportunity Advisors, Evangelical Free Church of America, Moody Bible Institute, Navigators, Association of Christian Schools International and Mississippi Valley State University.

Clarence has authored eight books, including Winning the Race to Unity used by colleges and graduate schools as a textbook, inspiring Wheaton College’s first ever Civil Rights Movement Conference! Keeping Your Wife Your Best Friend is extremely popular with men and a lot of wives! He co-authored with Dr. Jeff Shears, Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, What All Dads Should Know. Clarence’s newest books are The Challenge: Cultivating Disciples That Last and Choose Greatness: 11 Wise Decisions That Brave Young Men Make, co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman.