John Trent | Author, Relationship Expert & Founder of

John Trent

Author, Relationship Expert & Founder of

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Dr. John Trent is President and Founder of and The Center for StrongFamilies, a team of professionals committed to training and equipping lay and pastoral leaders to build strong marriage and family relationships in their home churches. Dr. Trent is also one of the founders of Leading From Your Strengths and Insights International, creators of the Leading From Your Strengths online strengths assessment. This leading online tool is being used across the country to build strong family relationships as well as strong ministry and workplace teams. Dr. Trent's main focus includes writing and speaking at retreats, conferences, business settings, churches and seminars across the country. In addition to being a nationally known family speaker, Dr. Trent regularly does keynote speaking across corporate America on teambuilding, recruiting and retaining outstanding employees.

Dr. Trent is a Best-Selling and Award Winning Author
Dr. Trent has authored and co-authored more then 20 books, including seventeen that have won writing awards, like the million selling book, The Blessing. As of 2004, there were combined, more than 2,300,000 copies of all his adult and children's books in print, in eleven different languages. As a writer, Dr. Trent has been nominated for the ECPA's Gold Medallion Award for excellence in writing 17 times, winning 14 Silver Medallions and 3 Gold Medallion awards for excellence in Christian publishing.

To put that fact into perspective, in the twenty years since the ECPA has given out these publishing awards, out of the more than 1100 authors nominated for this award, Dr. Trent ranks tenth in the list of those nominated most often for the Gold Medallion awards.
Some of the books Dr. Trent has written include The Blessing (Gold Medallion winner for excellence in Christian publishing and a Platinum Award for selling one million copies), The Language of Love (Angel Award winner as the top family life book of 1989, CBA #1 Bestseller and a Gold Medallion finalist), , The Two Sides of Love (Gold Medallion winner), Home Remedies (Gold Medallion finalist), The Hidden Value of a Man (Gold Medallion finalist) all co-authored with Gary Smalley. He has also written LifeMapping (Gold Medallion finalist), A Love for All Seasons, (Gold Medallion Finalist) Go the Distance, (Gold Medallion Finalist), The Making of a Godly Man Workbook, Choosing to Live the Blessing, The Light of Home (also a Gold Medallion Finalist in 2003), HeartShift, Leading From Your Strengths for Ministry Teams, Leading From Your Strengths for Small Groups, and Parenting From Your Strengths, The 2 Degree Difference: How Small Things Can Change Everything, Breaking the Cycle of Divorce, and his newest book is FaithLaunch, with Focus on the Family Publishing.

John has also written six books for children. One book to help children recognize how valuable they are called, The Treasure Tree (Gold Medallion winner), a second on dealing with childhood fears, called, There's a Duck in My Closet! Then, there's "I'd Choose You!" (Gold Medallion Finalist) which puts the concept of the "blessing" in childhood language Spider Sisters, based on the special bond between sisters. Dr. Trent has also written The Two Trails, (the sequel to The Treasure Tree) and, The Black and White Rainbow, (Gold Medallion Finalist) teaching children about forgiveness. His newest children's book is called Super Hero Swamp.

Dr. Trent is an contributing columnist for Christian Parenting magazine for five years.

Teaching, Training and Coaching
Dr. Trent has conducted his "StrongFamilies in Stressful Times Seminar" in churches across America. Dr. Trent has spoken to over 65,000 people in over 60 major cities across our country and he has spoken to over 850,000 men at Promise Keepers conferences. In 2005, Dr. Trent launched The Center for StrongFamilies in Scottsdale, Arizona. Here, lay leaders and pastors are trained to go back to their home churches and set up pre-marital and marriage and family ministries. Dr. Trent is also part of the Adjunct Faculty at Phoenix Seminary and for five years has been the "Writing Coach" for the faculty at Azusa Pacific University.

Corporate Speaking:
In addition to Dr. Trent's speaking at marriage and family conferences, Dr. Trent has spoken extensively to corporate America. Dr. Trent has been a plenary speaker at two YPO (Young President's Organization) Family Universities in Brazil and Greece, and in 2005 was invited to speak at YPO's prestigious Global Leadership Conference (GLC) in Washington, DC. Dr. Trent has been the keynote speaker and has done many team-building speeches and conferences some which include: Chic-Fil-A, The Walt Disney Corporation, Universal Studios, The United States Army, The United States Coast Guard Academy, The United State Marine Corps, The Military Academy at West Point, Interstate Battery Company and Media Arts Corporation.

Radio and Television

John has been a featured guest on radio and television programs like "The Ophra Winfrey Show, AM Northwest," San Diego's "Morning Spotlight," Cleveland's "Morning Exchange," Dallas' "Good Morning, Texas!," Dr. Jim Dobson's Focus on the Family, Dr. Charles Swindoll's, Insight for Living, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, The 700 Club," "The Art of Family Living," "The Chapel of the Air," Drs. Meier and Minirth's "Talk to the Doctors" program, "Life Perspectives," Moody Broadcasting's "Prime Time," Family Life Radio's "Parent Talk," Dennis Rainey's Family Radio, The Chuck and Jenni Show on Familynet, and many, many more.

Dr. Trent has married to his wife, Cynthia, for 30 years. They have two daughters, one recently graduated from college and the other a senior in high school. They live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Blessing

With over 2 million copies sold, The Blessing continues to be more and more needed in our world today. It's also at the core of everything we teach and do at StrongFamilies.

Learn how to create unconditional love and acceptance in your home, heal from past hurts, and love like Jesus.

The Blessing is immensely powerful AND practical. We not only teach what it is, but how you can make The Blessing a lifestyle in your home.

Strong Relationships in Stressful Times

Our most popular seminar is ready for you and your event.

Done over a 2 or 3-day format, this seminar includes the best of all of our most requested topics, designed to help attendees laugh, connect, grow, and heal.

We also offer variations for:

Strong Marriages in Stressful Times
Strong Parenting in Stressful Times
Filled with humor, and practical action steps, this event continues to be requested and loved by audiences year afteryear.

We cover:

The Blessing
Lions, Otters, Golden Retrievers and Beavers
Healing from Past Hurts
The Two Degree Difference - a clear and practical plan to move forward
and much much more.
This even is also customizable to fit your timeline and your audience.

Lions, Otters, Golden Retrievers + Beavers

Based on the best-selling, award-winning book The Two Sides of Love, Lions, Otters, Golden Retrievers and Beavers have been helping people strengthen their relationships for the past 30 years.

Filled with humor, and practical action steps, any event based around the animals is a crowd-pleaser for all audience members.

Learn about your unique strengths, and the strengths of others God has placed in your home. You'll also learn how to "bend" instead of "break", allowing you to blend differences instead of allowing them to drive you apart. You will also begin to value the differences in others around you, and see how intentional God was with where He has "placed" you in your relationships.

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