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Discover a couple who dared to be different, leaving their corporate careers to strengthen marriages across the nation. Matt and Pam Loehr are the founders of Dare to be Different, Inc., a nonprofit organization that focuses on strengthening families by empowering marriages. Matt and his wife Pam have been involved in many different ministries throughout the years which give them a unique blend of insight and wisdom that touch people of all ages.

Matt was an engineer for 18 years, trained in leadership develpment and managment techniques. Pam was a registered nurse for over 20 years.



Boys Recovering From Sex Abuse:  Matt taught boys who lived in a recovery program for sex abuse how to deal with their anger, bitterness and brokenness.

Singles Ministry:  Throughout his adult single life, Matt started a singles ministry, encouraging singles how to grow in their faith, live a life of purity and serve God in all they do.

Marriage Mentoring:  After extensive training in marriage mentoring, Matt and Pam began their mentoring careers helping couples in their local church. As their passion for marriages escalated, so did the ministry of marriage mentoring.

Founders of Dare to be Different:  Matt and Pam left their careers and created Dare to be Different, a marriage mentoring ministry intended for pre-marital preparation, marriage enrichment and marriages in crisis. 

Author:  Matt wrote a book called, "Who's Got Your Back". A book on how we can benefit from accountability as we strive to live a life that is God-honoring.

Ordained:  Licensed and ordained, Matt uses his knowledge and skills to teach the Word of God.

Love and Respect:  Matt and Pam partnered with Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs at Love and Respect ministries to offer marriage mentor training to churches throughout the world.


To strengthen families by building strong Christ-centered marriages that glorify God through marriage mentoring.


We view marriage as a lifelong union/relationship between a man and a woman as husband and wife. We believe that the bedrock of the family begins with the relationship between the husband and the wife. When the marriage relationship is healthy, the family is healthy. We believe that all people can change and most marriages can thrive when they apply healthy principles and faithfully use practical tools.


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