About Us

Marriage Counseling  

Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries is a non-denominational , Christian marriage counseling and national marriage retreat ministry founded by Roy & Sue Milam in 1992. The ministry is headquartered in Cypress, Texas (near Houston). Marriage intensive counseling retreats are held in major cities at hotel venues, retreat and resort venues throughout the United States. The ministry exists to save and strengthen marriages, and equip couples to build their lives, marriages and families on the timeless principles of Jesus Christ and His truth for healthy marriage & family relationships.

Directed by an independent Board of Directors responsible for ministry oversight and accountability, Cornerstone operates as an IRS approved, Tax-exempt, non-profit organization that provides affordable, marriage coaching, marriage counseling, and marriage education services to the public in an ecumenical setting. The success of the ministry is entirely attributed to Christ’s leadership, power, and wisdom.

roy-sue-milamRoy & Sue Milam…a husband-and-wife team, married for 25 years are co-founders of Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries. Serving together as co-directors of the ministry since 1992, Roy & Sue share a passion for restoring marriages and helping couples build strong marriages and family relationships. Roy Milam, MA, Marriage and Family  Pastoral Care Counselor, Marriage Educator, Author and Speaker, Radio & Television Talk Show Guest, and President of Cornerstone, is an Ordained Minister with over 25 years of combined pastoral ministry, marriage counseling,  coaching, and training experience.

With a passion for helping couples overcome the challenges that adversely affect their marriages, whether it’s infidelity issues, unresolved conflict, anger management or dealing with the stress and pressures of life, the Milams work with couples to help them remove barriers to freedom and experience joy in their marriage. A licensed and ordained minister, member of the Association of Marriage & Family Ministries and the American Association of Christian Counselors, Mr. Milam does not practice as a therapist and does not diagnose mental illnesses or disorders, nor provide treatment for the same. He holds his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Biblical Studies, is author of  “The Truth About Divorce,”  “Ten Steps to Revitalize Your Marriage,” and “Establishing A Vision for Your Marriage & Family,” Roy & Sue have facilitated marriage intensive retreats, seminars and workshops throughout the U.S. and helped thousands of couples re-discover the love, friendship and marriage they’ve longed for.

derek-missyDerek & Missy Irvin…A husband and wife team have been married 19 years. Having a husband & wife couple marriage ministry and therapy team to guide couples though relationship issues holds the benefit of equal perspectives and can provide additional comfort for those involved. Derek is an ordained minister and Pastor of Life Groups and Marriage Ministry at Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana. Missy is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who works both as a private practitioner Licensed in the state of Indiana. She also provides family and child therapy and supervision of visitation for children.

 Derek & Missy share a combined passion and calling for restoring, strengthening  and mentoring couples to build healthy, happy marriages and families. They are gifted in guiding married couples and families who are experiencing struggles and pain in their relationships through a healing and restoration journey into embracing their relationships with greater levels of love and intimacy. They live in Noblesville, Indiana with their three children.

bob-grammerDr Bob Grammer… has had a life time of experience in ministry as well as the business world. He has been an ordained minister for 30 years serving churches in Texas and Missouri as well as serving in the Air Force Chaplaincy as an assistant . He practices Pastoral Counseling, as well as marriage counseling, and his 30 years of experience including extensive pastoral counseling.He believes that it is through the truths of God’s Word and our relationship with God that we can be truly be set free from internal conflict, and problems in relationships.

He attended Howard Payne University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, North Texas State University, and Andersonville Theological Seminary, where he earned his Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling. He is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor through the National Christian Counseling Association and is a Certified Biblical Counselor through Southwestern  Theological Seminary.

His professional memberships include the National Christian Counseling Association, American Association of Christian Counseling and the Association of Biblical Counselors. He is married to his lovely wife Carolyn. He has one natural born daughter and four “adopted” daughters. He has three grandchildren, Joshua, Benea and Joseph.

julie-davidJulie David, LMFT…Has served on the Marriage Counseling team of Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries for four years. She too has a passion for working with couples in resolving conflict in their relationships and helping them build strong, healthy marriages. Julie was called to the ministry of counseling as a young person in high school and is passionate about her work in helping individuals and couples overcome barriers and experience fulfillment in their lives and marriages.

Julie received her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling before earning designation as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. Julie and her husband Daniel married for 13 years. They celebrated the birth of their first son, Joshua Paul, in 2010. Julie also serves as a counselor at First Baptist Church in Irving, Texas.  She enjoys playing with her son, exercising, novels, and movie nights at home with her husband.

Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries

Restoring the Promise of a Great Marriage

Preparing Couples for Marriage
Restoring Broken Marriages
Strengthening Stable Marriages

Christian Marriage Counseling – Marriage Intensives – Couples Retreats