Who We Are

two generations - one mission

The RAM Series Church Wide Kit

Dr. John Van Epp and Dr. Morgan Cutlip are a father-daughter team with two perspectives but one mission: to help churches and communities build and maintain healthy and God-honoring relationships, particularly in marriage and dating. Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” And the second is its equal, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Therefore, high quality and loving relationships are central to the spiritual life of a church, and none more crucial and under attack than the dating and marriage relationships of Christians. The RAM series provides a framework for understanding all relationships, including a relationship with God, and unites your congregation with a common language for evaluating and strengthening the health of their relationships, with a specific small group study for couples in marriage and a second small group study for singles about friendships and dating.

The Series Leaders

JOHN VAN EPP, Ph.D.
Love Thinks Founder

Author of “How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk.” He has previous experience as a founding church pastor and 25 years of clinical counseling and extensive…

MORGAN CUTLIP, Ph.D.
My Love Thinks

She conducts research on program effectiveness, manages the blog at mylovethinks.com and develops innovative products for delivering relationship…

There is no better place to teach and preach about healthy relationships than in the church.

We Believe

The RAM Series Church Wide Kit

However, relationships do not run themselves, and God does not do all the work for us. Philippians 2:12-13 states that God wants you to “work out your own salvation (living out your faith in your life and relationships) with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you to will and do of His good pleasure.” We believe that that there is a balance between a reliance on God and a responsible effort in taking care of your relationships, including your relationship with God. Therefore, God desires that you grow to understand relationships and to develop the skills that build and sustain your relationships, so that you are equipped to fulfill His will. The most meaningful and challenging relationships of life are oftentimes within the most intimate relationships of dating and marriage. This is where reality tests out true spirituality. We believe that God wants us to develop the character and master the skills needed to run those relationships with wisdom, grace and love. The ability to successfully run your closest relationships becomes a proving ground for all your other relationships, including positions of church leadership (1 Timothy 3:2-5). Life is all about relationships… your relationship with God, your spouse, your family, your faith community, your co-workers, and with so many others. We believe that God values a relationship with you so much, that He sent His Son to secure your forgiveness by His death on the cross. We believe that God is love, and that He calls and empowers us to express His love in our attitudes and actions within the framework of our relationships.

Series Leaders

John Van Epp, Ph.D.

John Van Epp is the President and Founder of Love Thinks, LLC is the author of How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk and Becoming Better Together: Healthy relationship goals for growing together when life is pulling you apart. He has previous experience as a founding church pastor and 25 years of clinical counseling and extensive research in premarital, marital and family relations. All that has paved the way for his programs to be taught to over one million participants in churches, singles organizations, educational and military settings and social agencies in all fifty states and ten countries. Van Epp and his innovative Relationship Attachment Model, and his relationship courses were awarded the Smart Marriage Impact Award (2008), the National Association of Relationship and Marriage Education Impact Award (2018) and have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Psychology Today, O Magazine, and Cosmopolitan; he has appeared on the “CBS Early Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Fox News” and “Focus on the Family.” He has been happily married for over 39 years and is the proud father of two daughters.

You can get in touch with me at info@lovethinks.com.

Professional Vita

Morgan Cutlip, Ph.D.

Morgan Cutlip pursues her passion of helping others develop and maintain healthy relationships as she directs Research and Development at Love Thinks, LLC,.There she conducts research on program effectiveness, manages the blog at mylovethinks.com and develops innovative products for delivering relationship education. Her published research on the “How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk” program won the Family Consumer Science Research study of the year. She has presented topics related to emerging adults and millennials, premarital predictors of marital success, and marital relationships in conference keynotes including Smart Marriages, NARME and Women of Purpose. She has appeared on the television show, “Marriage Uncensored” has been a featured expert for Teen Vogue and has created courses and content for FloTracker app, the #1 app in the Health and Fitness Category. She has been happily married for over 13 years and is the proud mother of two rambunctious kids.

You can get in touch with me at info@lovethinks.com or follow me for daily relationship tips @MyLoveThinks.

Professional Vita