“Mark is a gifted counselor, speaker, and teacher… Perhaps his most important teaching is the PLEDGE message, particularly when used as a tool to resolve conflict and enhance the quality of a relationship.”
KEN CANFIELD, PhD
Founder, National Center for Fathering
“One of the things that sets the PLEDGEtalk Conference apart from others is the immediate practical application couples can take home with them. The conference is well-presented, and Mark incorporated helpful hands-on practice. PLEDGEtalk will help many couples improve their communication.”
Lead Pastor, First MB Church (Wichita)
“As anyone who has worked in customer service knows, if you do not take the time to listen to the customer, information can be confused or misunderstood, which causes problems or conflict. PLEDGEtalk has not only helped me focus my attention on the customer but has also been beneficial for any conflicts I’ve had with my co-workers in the past.”
HANNAH ACOSTA, Customer Service
“I have found PLEDGEtalk to be so effective that I have implemented it at home with my three kids under 12, and they each remember the steps of PLEDGE with ease.”
Senior Estate Solutions, LLC
“In the trenches of their own longstanding marriage, Mark and Zerrin Oelze have forged a message of loving our spouses well in the midst of conflict. They are funny, thought-provoking, convicting, biblical, and right. We can love our spouses well through conflict, and both be better for it.
One couple went right home and began to teach it to their children so they could practice it not only in their marriage but also in their family conflicts.”
Pastor, Northwest Christian Church (Wichita)
“After years of marriage and family counseling, Mark began to defend a simple, yet powerful truth: people most effectively resolve conflict when they become strong communicators. Mark’s principles and strategies have demonstrated themselves successful in relationships of all sorts, from husband and wife, parent and child, and even in larger communities.
The Pledge of a Lifetime shares with is readers key principles of healthy communication that are critical to the process of conflict resolution.
May my father’s words encourage you to partake of this meal, that you may taste life in abundance.”
Forward, The PLEDGE of a Lifetime by Mark Oelze