Retired attorney opens Marriage Miracles office

September 05, 2009

SMITHSBURG - A retired attorney has opened a faith-based service that helps couples having difficulty in their marriages.

Paul C. Sullivan opened Marriage Miracles in April to serve Washington County and the Tri-State area.

Sullivan uses a variety of coaching and mediation methods coupled with God's design for marriage as outlined in the Bible to encourage and facilitate communication to strengthen marriages and reduce the risk of discord, separation and divorce, according to a prepared release.

The program is based primarily on Sullivan's soon-to-be-published book, "God's Design for Marriage," as well as Gary Chapman's "The Five Love Languages" and Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerich's "Love and Respect."

Sullivan also provides marriage mentoring; free Bible studies on Christian dating, courtship and marriage at churches; referrals for psychological counseling; seminars for those currently separated or newly divorced; and workshops for married couples, according to the release.


In cases of divorce, Sullivan provides peacemaking models of divorce representation and issue resolution and will serve as the client's "personal legal warrior," according to the release.

Sullivan also serves as a court-appointed mediator in family and other civil matters and accepts assignments as an arbitrator.

Sullivan started practicing law in 1977 in the Cumberland, Md.-based firm of Sullivan & Sullivan P.A. He retired in 2000 and moved to Florida, where he became a leader in Divorce Care, a program using biblical principles to help individuals to help individuals get through separation and divorce. He also continued to serve as a mediator in divorce cases in Maryland and Florida.

In 2005, Sullivan developed the idea of applying his mediation skills with his legal background, his own personal experience of divorce and his Christian faith, and opened Marriage Miracles in Fort Myers, Fla.

Marriage Miracles opened an office in Allegany County, Md., in 2006, and a second office opened in Garrett County later that year.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 301-733-5252 or go to or

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