XO Mediator Institute

Saving Marriages Through Mediation

Help Couples Restore and Transform Their Marriage

Do you have a desire to help hurting couples?

When couples are at an impasse and experiencing marital struggles, they need someone to stand in the gap to provide discernment, wise counsel, and a plan for restoration.

Meet Your Instructors

Jimmy Evans

Founder & President of XO Marriage

Dave & Ashley Willis

XO Speakers and The Naked Marriage Podcast Hosts

Teresa Thomas

Founder of the XO Mediator Institute

Brandon White

XO Certified Mediator

Allan Kelsey

Gallup Strength Coach

2024 Certification Dates

March 21-22


May 30-31

August 22-23

November 7-8

Exclusive Resources and Benefits of Getting Certified


In Person Training in Southlake, TX

Real Life Mediation Demonstration



Mediator Training Manual

Private Mediation Workbook

XO Marriage Resources

XO Mediator

Receive a certificate of completion recognizing you are certified to facilitate marriage mediations using our unique method for marriage restoration

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80 hour ceritification



or 4 installments of $625

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80 hour ceritification



or 4 installments of $875

Apply Now

Training includes:

  • Two Day Intensive Certification Training (20 Hours)
  • Half Day Mediation Workbook Walkthrough and Review (4 Hours)
  • Distance Learning Resources and Videos (48 Hours)
  • 4-hour Mediation Practicum
  • Continuous On-Call Coaching
  • Certification Active for 2 Years

* All resources and distance learning materials provided

Applicant Eligibility:
Minimum 2-year degree or a Reference Letter Experience with helping couples or a desire to help hurting couples – detailed on awritten paragraph during the application process

Frequently Asked

What is the difference between mediation and counseling?

XO Marriage Mediation focuses on beliefs and how our thought life plays a major role in restoration or disfunction in our relationships. The battle is in the mind and the good news is, it is the one thing that we can control.

Counseling is more process oriented and usually dives deeper into mental and/or emotional disorders, abuse, addictions etc. We leave these processes to the professionals and focus more on teaching couples how to do marriage God’s way so they can experience long lasting restoration.

What is the faith based model for XO Marriage Mediation?

When couples are at an impasse and experiencing marital struggles, they need someone to stand in the gap to provide discernment, wise counsel, and a plan for restoration. Mediators are the hands and feet for Jesus, the Great Mediator. They are committed to pointing the hearts of couples back to God. After you complete the training you will be certified as a Marriage Mediator and can walk a couple through the following:

  • A full day hands on experience with real-time breakthroughs for couples who are willing to surrender to doing marriage God’s way.
  • Techniques for helping couples understand more fully how they get out of alignment of God’s best plan for their marriage and how to master their differences for long term transformation.
  • Tools for renewing the battle in the mind and learning how to approach conflict with the mind of Christ.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Applicant eligibility

  • Minimum 2-year degree or provide a Reference Letter
  • Desire to help hurting couples or experience with helping couples or individuals
  • Take the Top 5 CliftonStrengths Assessment (paid separately directly through the Gallup website)

Still have questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact us.

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