Two Churches, One Marriage was written and developed by Lee Williams, Ph.D., a Full Professor in the Marital and Family Therapy Program at the University of San Diego. He is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, as well as a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to his clinical work with couples and families, Dr. Williams has authored multiple publications, many in the area of interchurch couples and premarital counseling.

If you have further questions or comments about the program, you may contact Dr. Lee Williams at:

University of San Diego
School of Leadership and Education Sciences
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Dr. Williams cannot respond to specific questions regarding personal situations, appropriate diagnosis or treatment, or otherwise provide any clinical opinions. If you believe you might benefit from the services of a mental health professional, please refer to the Resources page, which includes a list of national organizations for mental health professionals in the United States. If you believe you need immediate assistance, please call 911 or a mental health crisis hotline.


The original research upon which the program is based was conducted by the Center for Marriage and Family at Creighton University (Omaha, NE). Members of the research team included Michael Lawler, Barbara Markey, Lisa Riley, Gail Risch, and Lee Williams. Funding for the research was provided through the Lilly Endowment. The University of San Diego and Creighton University also provided financial and institutional support for the research.  The University of San Diego has also provided generous financial and institutional support in developing the program and website.