Claudia Arp and David Arp, MSW, are a husband-and-wife team who share a passion for helping couples build great marriages through fun, relationship-building dates. The Arps introduced the dating concept when dating wasn’t cool. Their first book Ten Dates for Mates, a Gold-Medallion finalist, launched their pathway to helping couples grow together while going out together. Their 10 Great Dates brand of resources including books, DVD-based programs, apps, and seminars, are respected and used nationally and internationally.
David and Claudia are the founders of Marriage Alive International, Inc. – a groundbreaking ministry providing resources and training to empower churches and communities to build better marriages and families. In the 1990’s they pioneered helping couples surmount the challenges of the empty next years and wrote the Gold Medallion Award-winning book, The Second Half of Marriage- one of over 30 books they have co-authored.
The Arps have been featured in media like USA Today, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and Focus on the Family. Their television appearances include, NBC Today, CBS This Morning, PBS, and the 700 Club.
When they are not writing or speaking you’ll probably find them hiking trails in Northern Virginia where they live or in the Austrian Alps in Tyrol where they love to write and hike.