Clarence and Brenda are parents to three adult young daughters (he’s the minority in their sorority), author, marriage counselor, speaker, and life & relationship coach.
They are founders of BLR: Building Lasting Relationships (BLR). Together and individually, they conduct marriage, singles, youth, college students, men’s, parenting, biblical cultural competency, discipleship, overcoming pornography (for men/women/boys & girls) seminars throughout the United States and internationally to help them and organizations take the BLuR out of their struggling relationships, which is a passion for Clarence and Brenda, even after more than thirty years of helping others. Clarence and Brenda are members of FamilyLife’s Weekend To Remember Marriage Conference Speaker Team. They have taught Managing Marriage/Family and Ministry to Pastors/Ministry leaders for the Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism. Clarence assisted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Administration of Children & Families) with its National African American Healthy Marriage Initiative and the Coalition for Black Marriages & Families. He’s certified in Marriage Education for Professional Marriage Training. Clarence and Brenda have been trained in Preventive Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP). They have also conducted Marriage Retreats and Diversity Training for the military. They help couples overcome pornography and affairs, especially military couples. He is also a Diversity Consultant. As an Executive Life Coach, Dr. Shuler helps executives to experience balance and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. Together they counsel pre-married and married couples.
Frequently, he speaks for Iron Sharpens Iron and in National Football League chapels. Formerly, he was President of Moody Bible Institute’s Alumni Board. Clarence has authored eight books, including Winning the Race to Unity: Is Racial Reconciliation Really Working?; Keeping Your Wife Your Best Friend; and his latest, Choose Greatness: 11 Wise Decisions That Brave Young Men Make that he co-authored with New York Times Best-Selling author, Dr. Gary Chapman.
Brenda, a graduate from the University of Michigan in psychology and from Southwestern Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Religious Education, is also gifted national speaker. She is the Director of Client and Staff Care for Life Network, a post-abortion ministry to men and women. She helps them to heal from the pain of their past. Brenda is a former teacher for a Colorado Springs citywide women’s Bible Study. She’s the Executive Administrator for BLR: Building Lasting Relationships. Most importantly, Brenda keeps the Shuler household running smoothly.
Veterans of the pastorate, educational services, a variety of non-profit and corporate consulting; they reside in Colorado Springs, CO.