"In 2002, our marriage was hanging by a thread.  Mistakes had been made.  Trust was gone.  We literally started the Mountaintop Marriage sessions thinking that divorce seemed inevitable.  Being people who are typically skeptical of “self-helps” and “quick fixes,” we pledged to give the program our best shot, and to commit 100% to whatever was asked of us.  Scott and Cindy were real.  They were honest.  They presented things in ways we had never thought of before. And they didn’t just talk about theories and abstract “relationship stuff.”  They gave us real tools to use in our daily interaction with each other, our children and others.  We began to look at each other and ourselves in a completely different light, and we both changed for the better.  And our marriage changed – for the better.  Thanks to God’s grace and the Mountaintop Marriage program, this year we will celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary, happier, more satisfied and more complete in our relationship and our home life than we could have ever imagined.  Thank you, Scott and Cindy, for helping us repair and rebuild our marriage and our family on a firm and lasting foundation!"

- Jon and Kathy, Camp Hill, PA

"My husband and I had gone through a very scary and traumatic birth of our son.  The guilt that we both felt was enormous, even though we knew there was nothing we could have done to change the outcome.  Scott helped us through that issue, identifying logically why we should not feel guilty and making us realize why we did.  While going through therapy for this, other issues were exposed.   Working on these issues with Scott has made my husband and I learn more about each other.  We have learned how to communicate with each other more effectively using Scott’s tools.  We have rediscovered why we were attracted to each other and the reasons we married each other in the first place.   We appreciate the therapy Scott gave us to improve our marriage, especially with a new child in our lives ~ we needed better communication skills.  Truly our biggest lesson we have learned from Scott is communication, communication, and how you communicate!  We recommend Scott to any married couple that is having issues.  We as a couple will use Scott again when we feel therapy is needed.   Thanks Scott !!"

Anna-Mae and Frank

"We appreciated the marriage enrichment class led by Pastor Scott and Cindy.  We participated for 13 weeks in 2002.  It has been helpful to us in our marriage, as we recognize how much of our communication had been lost in translation due to the differences in how we each process and think.  We learned to work on our communication.   It has been an ongoing work in progress, but our marriage is in better shape for it.  They have been a blessing."

- Yuan and Fenna Cheng, Mechanicsburg, PA

"My husband and I enjoyed the Mountaintop Marriage class that Scott and Cindy taught very much, and we both feel that we came away from it with new insight on our marriage and how to handle some situations better.  We still refer to points that we learned in that class, and that has helped us most times to see things more in perspective and diffuse arguments before they get out of hand.  Taking the Mountaintop Marriage class was a great experience and a definite benefit to our marriage!"

- Terry and Debbie, Lewisberry, PA

"Scott and Cindy's Marriage Enrichment classes gave us the tools to take our marriage to a new level.   We looked forward to going each week to learn how to grow and strengthen our marriage.  Our session took place back in 2003.  Life has changed over the past 8 years with work and kids, and new challenges in our marriage have come to surface.  We are thankful for the skills we have learned to address certain issues, but we are looking forward to a bit of fine tuning to get us back from where we have stumbled.  It truly feels like a mountain top experience when we are partners, making the climb together."

- Gordon and Jane Wareham, Dillsburg, PA


"Scott Minnich has definitely made a positive impact on my marriage.  He has shown my wife and I how important it is to never stop dating.  We try to consistently get quality and quantity one-on-one time together to further communicate, plan, and enjoy one another as a couple.  He has also stressed how important it is to establish a budget and stick to it as close as you can.  We discussed how to learn what each other's love languages are so that we can best meet each other's needs.  Men and women both must feel valued and appreciated and he taught us how important it is to make God the focal point of your marriage and to put the needs of your wife before your own.  Husbands need to determine what their wife's needs are and look to fulfill those needs in order to produce a marriage that will last a lifetime.  We really appreciate Scott's thoroughness and willingness to help us discover our character traits and personality types so that we can work together as a team.  We look forward to future counseling with Scott to continue our process of making our marriage the best it can be."

- Thad Baker, Mechanicsburg

"My husband and I truly appreciate the time Pastor Minnich took to thoroughly prepare us for marriage.  He met in our homes (which was convenient), provided handouts and books, and assigned homework which helped us continue the conversation during the week.  I still go back to notes I had taken to refresh my memory on the lists we each made. The pre-marital counseling covered categories such as personalities, conflict, expectations, budgeting, and romance. Some of the highlights to achieve a mountain top marriage are:

1. Know each other's spiritual gifts and love language.

2. Men need to feel admired and women need to feel appreciated (find ways
          to daily do this for one another).

3. Spend 15 hours a week communicating (quality one-on-one time ~ not
         talking about scheduling, meals, bills, or the children).

4. Establish a budget so money matters do not get in the way.

5. Create a chart of what it takes for your mate to be your dream husband/wife.

6. Continue dating one another."

- Janice Baker, Mechanicsburg


"Scott and Cindy provided the teaching at our annual Marriage Retreat. We were blessed beyond words; they were an answer to our prayers. Scott and Cindy demonstrate real teamwork while presenting their original material, which is based on the practical application of Biblical principles. The topics were relevant, researched, well-organized and delivered with animation, humility and humor. Every couple, young and old, who attended and responded to our retreat survey had high praise for Scott and Cindy’s teaching; many gave verbal testimonies to that effect. During that weekend we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and were excited to learn new ideas and gain new insights about God’s amazing plan for marriage."

Tom & Sue Bunker
Marriage Works Ministry Team
Capital Area Christian Church
Mechanicsburg, PA
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