Research shows that San Antonio residents are uniquely motivated by their families. Marriage is the family leadership team; the stronger the marriage, the stronger the family.


The San Antonio Marriage Initiative (SAMI) exists for one purpose-- We believe God desires to redeem and restore marriages in San Antonio by His power and for His glory. 


We are a Christian, volunteer, community-based movement of talented people all across the city, passionate about marriage and focused on bringing help and hope to the city like never before. We serve the local church and seek to network, equip, and mobilize the church community to strengthen marriages in the San Antonio area.  We are a resource organization, not an advocacy group,  identifying best practices and resources, and collaborating with like-minded individuals who will deploy that knowledge throughout the local faith community.



The primary purpose of the San Antonio Marriage Initiative (S.A.M.I.) is to promote healthy families, through strengthening marriages. We are a resourcing organization, working in collaboration with churches, ministries and organizations that are already intrinsically motivated to invest in marriage and family. We elevate resources in our city that shape family vision, empower families with practical skills, and connect them to a trusted community of support. 


The most inspiring thing about the San Antonio Marriage Initiative is the collective of people it represents. Our founder and chief enthusiast, Carl Caton, has sat with over 1,000 people across the community, each uniquely serving in vital roles to help marriages across the city. We have found there is no silver bullet approach to helping marriages. Instead, everyone's need is met by the strength of another. Everyone involved, serving in their highest and best role, helps alleviate the pain and bring help, hope and healing to our city.


The SAMI team members pictured above exist solely to serve and elevate all of the marriage champions making a difference for our city.


Carl Caton, President
Board Member - NARME National Association of Relationship & Marriage Educators
Board Member - UnicitySA - San Antonio

Nora Rodriguez, Secretary
Co Founder - The Relational Wellness Center
Certified Life Coach and Pastoral Counselor
Certified Prepare Enrich Seminar Director
Certified by Family Dynamics Institute

Kenneth Pruitt, Treasurer
Board Member - The Clearing

Dennis Stoica, Board Member
Board Member - Live the Life - Florida
Board Member - NARME National Association of Relationship and Marriage Educators
Co-founder of the California Healthy Marriages Coalition
Founded of the Orange County Marriage Resource Center
Smart Marriages IMPACT Award Winner



23995 Bat Cave Rd 

San Antonio, TX 78266

P: 210-651-5050

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