Interview with: Atiya – The Marriage Strategist

Interview with: Atiya
The Marriage Strategist



ATIYA, founder of The Marriage Tree, has over the past 20 years, dedicated her life to honing her craft and, indeed, her calling – to empower, build and maximize human potential by affecting profound transformation in people’s attitudes, perspectives and behaviors. She has been the catalyst responsible for inspiring countless people worldwide to realize their dreams and achieve joy, success and fulfillment in life.

Now she’s bringing all her past experiences, education, and business-development skills from her considerable history as a speaker, author and life coach to focus on her core message: marital harmony ~ extended and profound.

Atiya is a publisher and  the author of several life empowering books including: Purposeful Dating.



You have had an amazing career, for over 20 years, in which you have helped people worldwide to realize their dreams and achieve joy, success and fulfillment in life. How did you transition from a “life” coach to a “marriage” coach?

My core message has always been healthy marriages and relationships. And many of the programs I am rolling out today were programs in development years ago and simply fine-tuned in the appropriate season to introduce them.

I realized about a year and a half ago that the season for me to focus on my core message was now, and so I worked with Dr. Towanna Freeman a Business Coach and Coach for Coaches, of Black Life Coaches Network of which I am one of the original members, to help me make that transition.


What led you to launch “the Marriage Tree?”

The Marriage Tree has been in existence for many many years behind the scenes. Only when the season arrived to launch it publically did I make it known. It is my offering, my gift and I walk in it gladly and with gratitude.


How do you help couples to revive their relationships?atiya-tree

I help them to go to the root of the problem or issue, along with helping them to clarify their relationship goals and individual’s dreams and passions, and give them tools to create a dynamic and synergistic relationship on a soul level.


What have you found to be some of the biggest reasons or contributors that cause the love and romance to die in relationships?

The biggest reasons I have found that deteriorates relationships and marriages are 1). Secrets/Non Transparency; 2). Infidelity 3). Not Leaving and Cleaving; 4). Wrong Intentions and/or Dishonest/Dishonorable coming together at the onset of the relationship.


How does your personal experience with 2 divorces and 3 marriages help you to guide other couples?

I deal with truth and straightforward words. There are patterns to relationship success and relationship failures. Mine was no different. I learned much in my past marriages and still learning even in my soul connection.

From the first one I learned to be true to who I am. I learned that I don’t have to apologize for being me or ever be afraid to speak my truth. I learned that I don’t have to be ashamed of my past or my pain and that I can stand in my power and on my incredible possibilities. I learned that I don’t have to shrink for someone to accept me and love me for fear of being alone. I learned that when I’m called to do something, I just have to step out on faith and as my mama used to say, just have the faith of the grain of a mustard seed, and move those mountains, even if I have to do it alone! Because in truth I’m never alone. I learned to step outside of my comfort zone because I do not do the world any favors by playing small and I certainly don’t do my relationship well because when I do, I give others permission to treat me small. I learned that I don’t have to hide my light because I’m sharing space with someone else. I learned that being extraordinary is not based on gender and as a woman; I can have my cake and eat it to. But I had to step back a minute to even see what kind of cake I really liked and not just keep eating what someone else was serving me.
From the second one I learned to accept nothing less than what I deserve and the truth is I deserve the best. Call it what you will – high maintenance or whatever, I don’t have to apologize for who I am. I’m not common, therefore you can’t handle me like I am. I learned to hold myself accountable for the choices I make and to take responsibility for my success on all levels. I learned that being humble does not mean being a sacrificial lamb and that being grateful does not mean accepting anything that comes my way. I don’t have to accept abuse or an unhealthy relationship. I learned that yes mistakes happen, but mistakes do not have to exist. I learned that I can turn my disappointment into an opportunity.
Overall, I learned that I don’t have to be somebody’s second or third choice. I wanted and had a right to be the first choice, but in order for that to be my reality, I had to make some changes and those changes perhaps came in me having to lose my disposition in order to take my rightful position. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t advocate running from relationship to relationship or marriage to marriage. I encourage making the best decision at the jump street and coming to the table with the right intentions. If your intentions aren’t right the relationship’s not going to be right.

Marriages can and will last when people go into marriage the way marriage was intended. However often, people go into it expecting their lives to stay the same and that is not how it is. There is a higher purpose for marriage and it is that higher purpose that I guide my clients with, regardless of my own personal journey. Going through what I have gone through enhancing the information I have at my disposal.


You are the author of several inspiring books. Tell us about your book “Purposeful Dating.” What do you mean by “Purposeful Dating?”Atiya - purposeful dating

Everything we do in our lives must have an aim and purpose in order to exponentially benefit from our efforts. That includes the dating process as well. Whether you are looking for a friend or someone to marry, the mindset going into building a relationship is very important to your outcome, as well as the experiences you have along the way. Purposeful Dating is a about manifesting the love of your life through the power of courtship.


Your husband Ingram is an active part of The Marriage Tree Coaching service. How do the two of you work together to help couples?

I am a certified trainer-for-trainer, over 20-years of ministerial experience, and have been doing life coaching and speaking for over 22-years. Ingram is an award winning community coach with over 12-years in athletic coaching and mentoring people of all ages; he has a background in restorative justice and within the last year completed a life coaching course.

We synergize and use the best from our education and training, skills sets, and life experience to help couples in all areas of their relationship and life. Together we have a plethora of information and experience extending over 40-years and in terms of marriage we have a combined total of close to 30-years of marital experience.

I am able to offer a seasoned perspective and learning from past mistakes as a twice divorced person, and Ingram is able to offer a fresh perspective this being his only marriage relationship and what it takes to get it right the first time.


Ingram is from the UK and you from the US. How did the two of you meet? And how were you able to trust again in love after 2 divorces?

atiya ingramWe met online. He was up for an award and I was releasing at that time my first book, From Ordinary to Extraordinary, 1st Edition. He asked me to give him feedback on a video he had produced. After that first conversation, it was evident that it was a meeting that was meant to happen. We started to communicate pretty regularly and he started booking me for radio interviews across the United Kingdom and the Caribbean and I started offering him informal coaching.

A friendship developed from there, and not too long after that 8-9 months later we were married. My heart never closed to love or the ideal of love. Where trust came into the picture was to ensure that the person that was destined to be my husband was taken to court in such a way that there would be no false intentions or pretenses in that I was looking and desiring a soul/spirit-level connection because my husband and I, whoever that was to be, had a very special earth mission and he had to authentically be The One I have been waiting for, for real, otherwise, it wasn’t happening.


What do you hope that readers of “Purposeful Dating” will take away from your book?

I don’t want them to take anything away from my book, I want them to gain something from it and that is information that will help them to have their own soul-to-soul connection. I want readers to develop courage to do things a little bit differently…okay a lot differently…to get a very different outcome. If you want something different, you have to do something different.


How to Connect with Atiya

The Marriage Tree:
Atiya on Twitter:
Purposeful Dating – Amazon Order Page
Atiyas Light Publishing:



Husband Training by Will AG Martel

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Husband In Training:
A Guide For Men

by Will AG Martel


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H.I.T: Husband In Training – A Guide For Men; Is a reference book in handling relationships with women. This guide will arm the male reader with helpful information not only to make them look deeply into examining their past relationships, but applying the tools given within these pages to new ones as well. Will AG Martel shares his own experiences assisting the reader in discovering the truth about women and possibly learning something about themselves along the way. He also shares useful tips on properly approaching a woman; learning to spot the right one, not mention how to think like a woman while being a man. This book will help men improve on growing, evolving, becoming better friends, boyfriends, and ultimately being great husbands.


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About the Author Will AG Martel

will ag martelWill has been an actor in theater and television since the age of 17. He got his start in the role of 60s singer Sam Cooke (1988). A year later he appeared as a gangster in the film Bix Beiderbecke (1989). He was also cast as an extra in the horror film “Candyman,” (1990) and the Wayans brothers comedy “Mo’ Money.” (1991) ​By the age of 20, He worked as a stuntman on different Independent films. His first stunt job was for a boxing movie in which he doubled for one of the supporting actors, that film was “Gladiator,” (1991) starring James Marshall of the 90s drama “Twin Peaks,” and Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. When film work stopped coming to Chicago, Will continued to act  in theater and started training as a pro wrestler.

Will had grown up in the business and dreamed of becoming a wrestling champion. On May 8, 2004 his dream became a reality being crowned Evolution Championship Pro Wrestling World Champion. Later that same year he was cast in the action film The Raid. As Will continued to wrestle under the character of “The Feature Presentation,” he worked as an extra in films and television also becoming a print model for a number of companies. By 2005 he was cast on the Fox TV show Prison Break.
In the episode “My Brothers Keeper” Will played a spectator to a teen being hit by a car, rushing to his aid. Will’s credits include “The Dark Knight,” (2007) “The Vision,” (2008) “Disaster Relief,” (2008) “Red in Dreadville,” (2008) which he acted as assistant director, stunt coordinator, and fight choreographer.

Will made a comeback to the world of theater in 2008 after a 13 year hiatus being cast as one of the leads in Noah Haidle’s “Rag and Bone” produced by The Rubicon Theater Project.​In his three decade odyssey the journey has lead him to his first book Surviving The Game, a television pilot, and a full length motion picture. Will freely shares his experiences that he hopes will inspire, motivate, educate, and encourage others to set goals and pursue their  dreams. Will created “Team Change The Game” to convey team building skills to those that seek success in life. ​Will’s philosophy is “Without a great team, success takes a lot longer to obtain. Whether your team members are business associates or family. Having a strong team wins the game.”

He aspires to share his knowledge of the professional wrestling business, creating the first ever sports entertainment seminar called “The Business Of Sports Entertainment,” which aims at building, educating, and informing journeyman performers on how to improve their brand that will possibly increase their chances and opportunities of performing in World Wrestling Entertainment or it’s rival Total Nonstop Action. Through this Will hopes to also usher in the next generation of sports entertainers. Will has just released his second book “H.I.T: “Husbands In Training – A Guide For Men, and a third book “Quotes For Life & Success,” which both are now available on amazon. Will’s current book “Surviving The Game” How To Survive In The Online Dating War Zone, is available on amazon as well. For more information about the author go to

Ridiculousness in Relationships: in Marriage

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in Relationships:

in Marriage

by Isabel B. Frank



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Explore the bad advice from the voices your head and, in contrast, the empowering options available from the voice in your heart. Real life scenarios with men and women at various crossroads throughout the many ups and downs of married life. Filled with marriage advice that resonates like Dr Laura or Dr Phil but with a generous, insightful and hopeful tone, in the interest of making clear the choices and options that honor your heart’s desire.






Secrets Of The Game – FREE May 9 & 10

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Secrets Of The Game: What Alpha Males, Pickup Artists and Beautiful Women Never Tell About Love vs. Lust, Marriage vs. Bachelor Life


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Following up to his bestselling 2013 release The Masculine Way, Dylan Thrasher returns with a hard-hitting, honest and sure-to-be-controversial look at the biggest question every successful practitioner in the seduction community must ask at one point: choosing between Love and Marriage vs. Lust and the Bachelor Life. For any man successful in the pursuit of women deciding between enjoying single life vs. living happily attached, Secrets of the Game doesn’t hold back in looking deeply within both realms.

Many books have been written in the exploding genre of the seduction community, targeted and tailored for either current, or those desiring to be, pickup artists, alpha males, PUA experts, players, womanizers, seduction students and more. They are chock full of routines, lessons, tricks and more hocus-pocus. This book isn’t one of them. Instead, incorporating philosophy on becoming a better “Natural” with women, the reader is taken on a journey where they are exposed to it all:

• The idea of Booty Calls and Friends-with-Benefits situations, and how to set them up with ease
• Setting up dates in a way that sex is virtually a given
• Why the whole concept of “dating” is outdated
• The ONE secret that no one comes out and tells you that is better than anything else you need to know, whether you want love with one or options with many
• The idea of Marriage, and what’s required before one even thinks about it
• Ten MUST-HAVE’s in a woman for her to be considered “wife-material”
• What truly constitutes a “Ride or Die” chick
• And of course, how to choose between Marriage vs. Single Life

For any looking to cut deeper into the world of dating, love and relationships than is typically written about, with a focus on promoting personal transformation and self-improvement for more fulfilling interpersonal relationships of all kind, this book is ideal in the area of men’s gender studies with the author’s trademark incorrigible humor thrown in.

Also includes a free bonus section highlighting the 5 compatibility traits necessary for lasting relationships.



180 Degree Marriage

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180 Degree Marriage Series
Going Back To Eden

by Ramon M. Maisonet


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The 180 Marriage is a life-changing conversation with those who desire to be married, those who are married, and those who are struggling being married.

This conversation discusses the dangers of a husband, who becomes his own authority, and the wife, who fails to see the value of her power as a help meet.

This conversation is about couples that are strong, couples who are barely hanging on, and couples on the brink of divorce.

The 180 Marriage is about God and His principles; it is about real husbands and wives who make it work.


The 180 Marriage features:

– Hollywood Scripts vs. Holy Scriptures

– Love’s 4 Expressions

– The Power of the Help Meet by Minister Sandra Barnes

– Resolving Conflicts of the Tongue and Heart

– Being Unequally Yoked (I’m saved, he’s not)

– The 180-Day Intimacy Challenge

– “Pack Your Bags”-A Message of Forgiveness & Grace by Pastor Gary Ellis, Sr.

– “As You Are”-A Message of Gratitude by Delores Jackson, Marriage Columnist

– Surviving an Affair (The Petraeus Perspective)

Because the truth is that your marriage is going to end up somewhere, why not set the sails and determine the course with God’s hand?



Questions to Ask BEFORE Marriage

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Should You Marry Him?

Questions to Ask BEFORE Marriage


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Should I marry him?

“3250 Questions to Ask Before Marriage” is an essential guide for couples who are dating, engaged or getting married.

With an estimated 40% of all marriages ending in divorce, couples need to be sure they really know the person they are marrying and are well prepared to enter marriage as a lifetime commitment.

These pre marriage questions and fun relationship questions let couples really get to know one another. Couples can pick out subject areas where they believe they have the most conflict and ask each other those questions. When couples can ask each other questions and listen to each other actively, honestly, and openly, they gain insight into their partner’s beliefs, values, goals, likes, and dislikes.

Couples who are able to openly, honestly and lovingly communicate with each other are the couples whose marriages have the best chance of success.

This book has questions on subjects that include work, money, sexuality, personality, education, health, children, religion, the past, entertainment, and much more.

The author also includes a bonus section of questions that include questions to ask your pastor, questions to ask his mother and his ex, questions for her dad to ask her partner, questions for men to ask themselves, and more.

When couples are able to explore intimacy with their partner, explore their own and their partner’s thoughts and feelings, and understand their partner and themselves, they have a much higher chance of entering into a successful marriage that will last.



Emotional Abuse: Silent Killer of Marriage

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Emotional Abuse:
Silent Killer of Marriage –

A 30-Year Abuser Speaks Out

By Austin James


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Austin James is the author of Emotional Abuse: Silent Killer of Marriage – A 30-Year Abuser Speaks Out. Austin chronicles his torment of 30-years, locked in the prison of emotional abuse, as it destroyed his 24-year marriage and crippled the woman and children he loves.

Experience the awakening that hurled him through a nightmarish journey to the most inner core of his soul. Discover what he learned during his five years of recovery, along with the horror, that his three decade abusive lifestyle stemmed from events that happened as a young teenager, following the unexpected death of his father.

Through great sorrow, came the ability to be transformed from the ashes of defeat to the type of cleansing and healing that not only renewed Austin’s spirit, but allowed it to soar to new heights.

Austin currently lives in the Midwest and enjoys a quiet, abuse-free life, serving the Lord and helping men and women discover the truth about emotional abuse and ways to overcome it. He enjoys, hiking, backpacking, writing, and for the first time in his life, inner-peace.


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Are you Ready to Receive the Love You Desire?

Are you Ready to Receive
the Love You Desire?

by Shearon Hurst

is a book about preparing a woman’s heart for the love she truly desires. This book discusses some of the many situations and challenges a woman will go through as she goes in search of that perfect love. It also discusses the things we as women should be doing before we bring a man into our lives.


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A Message from the author:
Shearon Hurst

I was born in Leesburg, Florida. My writing ministry has been blessing people on the internet for over 10 years with words of encouragement which I send out to strengthen and comfort those in their walk with the Lord.

I’ve been in the ministry for over 20 years. I have 4 wonderful (grown) children, and 6 beautiful grandchildren. I just released my second book entitled “Where Peaceful Waters Flow”, which is a devotional book. I am currently working on my third book “Lord, I’m Still Holding On, which is filled with inspirational stories about surviving through the storms of life. It should be released early next year. I am really excited about it, and I hope you will be too!

I studied Christian Counseling at Liberty University. I still live in Florida (although no longer in Leesburg) and when I am not busy with the ministry or writing, I’m trying out new dessert recipes (I love to bake), and listening to some good music.

I enjoy spending time with my family whenever possible (especially the grandchildren), and traveling with my daughters and my niece,I think they keep me young.”

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Marriage Material by Alicia Airey

Marriage Material

by Alicia Airey


What would you do if the love of your life broke your heart and then five years later says he “needs you”? When Lacey McLauren’s old flame Rodney Rochester – the most eligible bachelor in London – calls upon her, Lacey decides to take some time away from her fashion design apprenticeship in Paris and return home to London. Thrown into London high-society with paparazzi on every corner, the young designer finds herself making a wedding dress, but is she marriage material?


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Meet the Author: Alicia Airey

At age twenty-four Alicia Airey packed up her suitcase and crossed the globe to live in London – a city where anything can happen. Much of her inspiration comes from this vibrant city where she continually jots down novel ideas in one of her many notebooks.

Alicia Airey never fails to find a pen (at the bottom of her handbag, shoved in her glove box or stuffed in the back of her ponytail). She writes books with plots that twist and turn and her aim is to always entertain.

Alicia Airey is a full time writer of commercial women’s fiction. She has lived in London for the last seven years in a garden flat with her husband, James. Alicia is often visited by two stray cats, Sunny and Dark Knight, who sometimes dare to enter and prowl around her house (without being invited), and keep her company whilst she writes.

Alicia was born in 1981 in Australia and grew up in the most beautiful place in the world, which seems now more like a dream, the Gold Coast in Australia.

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Free Kindle Book – Save Your Marriage with Matri-Money

Free Kindle Book – Nov. 5-7

Save Your Marriage with this Important Guide
Matri-Money, 150+ Tips about Money and Marriage

by Dr. Taffy Wagner

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Money is one of the top reasons for divorce. Engaged, newlywed and married couples beyond newlywed often struggle in silence when it comes to money. They feel as if they are alone and no one will understand. Who will encourage them to press forward even though the financial challenge is temporary, daily it is causing stress and sometimes heartache? “Matri-Money, 150+ Tips about Money and Marriage” was created from Dr. Taffy’s Twitter voice “Moneyinmarriage” where she has sent out money and marriage tips since the end of 2007.

Having read and talked with couples dealing with various financial struggles, Dr. Taffy felt it was time to give couples hope and encouragement that their money and marriage could succeed. “Matri-Money, 150+ Tips about Money and Marriage” is a one-of-a-kind book focusing on providing couples with nuggets of wisdom to carry them through their day.

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