MARRIAGE101 MINISTRIES in San Antonio, Texas, is a nonprofit ministry that provides valuable free marriage classes and counseling to married couples and those who have been together for many years. The founders of MARRIAGE 101 are Starr and Bob Calo-oy.
Starr and Bob have been married for 36 years and are proud parents of 10 children. The work we do traces its roots to Starr and Bob's involvement with Pat Robertson's ministry, Operation Blessing, which ran from 1981 to 1989.
Paying It Forward
The ministry work we do is an offshoot of Starr and Bob's successful resolution of the marriage issues they faced many years ago. After suffering through a strife-laden married life, the couple began attending marriage classes, upon the suggestion of well-meaning friends.
After completing 14-week classes three times, their marriage began to take a positive turn and eventually became a truly harmonious one. This urged the couple to become group leaders for The University of the Family.
Starr and Bob held 14-week marriage classes through The Married for Life course, two to three times a year in their own home, for 20 years. Then they branched out teaching from their own curriculum and have been doing so for the past 15 years making a total of 35 years in marriage ministry. This is our ministry's way paying it forward; by helping other couples make their marriages work.