About the Alexander House
About the Alexander House and Covenant of Love Ministry
Ministers are called to identify the suffering in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service. They must go beyond their professional, somewhat aloof role and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering as those they serve. In other words, they heal from their wounds. These are the words spoken in Henri Nouwen’s book, The Wounded Healer, and they aptly describe the efforts of Greg and Julie Alexander.
Several years ago Greg and Julie Alexander were at a point where they concluded that a divorce was the only way out of what they thought to be a troubled marriage. Living a life based on the things that society says are important took them spiraling downward until they literally hit rock-bottom. A dear priest guided them back to the truths of the Catholic Church and as they begin to learn those truths and incorporate them into their lives; they were able to restore the love that they once had for each other.
After miraculously, returning from the brink of divorce by inviting God back into their relationship, Greg and Julie began working on what is now known as The Alexander House, a non-profit apostolate dedicated to proclaiming the beauty, goodness and truth of marriage.
Their revolutionary Marriage Works N-HIM process is consistent with Roman Catholic Church teachings, traditional family values and virtues, and has help hundreds of couples return to happy and joy-filled marriages.
Greg obtained a bachelor’s degree in photo-communication from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and Julie studied business at St. Edward’s University as well. Together they have over 22 years of experience in sales and marketing. The Alexanders spent two and half years as Coordinators of the Family Life Office in the Diocese of Austin and a year and a half as House Parent at a maternity home in Georgetown, Texas, but their greatest learning has come through their relationship with one another and their children. Greg and Julie have been trained in coaching and numerous marriage & parenting education courses and together they bring a passion for helping individuals and couples be the best they can be. As speakers they bring a culmination of church teaching coupled with their own marriage and family experience and present it in a practical and energizing way. Together they have presented numerous workshops and talks around the nation and these events have provided individuals and couples with tremendous hope and encouragement in their existing and potential marriages.