About Marie

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My name is Marie-Violene Mertilus. My Father is the King of kings.   I am a catalyst of positive change, a wife, a mother and a marriage saver. My mission is to teach couples to communicate effectively, so they can have peace and joy in their marriages.  I use this website to write on marriage and family issues. I counsel and coach couples to build loving, committed, fulfilling and healthy relationship. I don’t believe that perfect marriages exist.  However, I believe that God created marriage to be fulfilling and couples can strive for excellence in their marriage.

My passion for couples started in 2003. I have been practicing since 2005. In 2010, God granted me the opportunity to launch Port of Peace Counseling, so I can reach to married couples.  My goal as a wife is to be my husband’s suitable helper and number one fan. My goal as a marriage saver is to help couples create marriages that are full of peace and joy. I have counseled and coached couples from many different countries and different walks of life. One common theme always emerges in my work with couples – healthy marriages take work.  Whether you live in United States or across the globe, I would love to partner with you and help you build a marriage that is pleasing to God and that bring you peace and joy

I have been married to my husband Robinson for nine years. We have one son. We live in Douglasville, GA.

I am originally from Port-de-Paix, Haiti. I have been living in United States since 1995. I speak fluent French, Spanish and Haiti Creole.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, vintage shopping and selling and spending time with my family.


If you are new to my site, you might want to start with these resources to inject your marriage with peace and joy.

My Top 3 Posts on Marriage

What Can You Learn from a Child?

3 Tips to Leverage Differences and Build a Stronger Marriage

Watch out for These 4 Marriage Killers