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Renaissance Waverly Hotel

2450 Galleria Pkwy SE

Atlanta, GA 30339

Westside Park

1660 Johnson Road NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

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Join a fun, love-filled weekend of edutainment with excitement, laughter, a 2-mile unity walk, and key tips to keep you Married 4 Life!


with others

There is power in community! Join with others who also are committed to stronger and healthier marriages.


with other couples

We've all experienced struggles in our lives and marriages.  Couples will walk together, encouraging each other to hold on through challenges.


& create a deeper bond with your spouse

This hand-in-hand walk is a simple but powerful reminder that regardless of what storms we face, we will hold on to each other and never let go.


Friday 4/26

Couples Mixer

Couples Game Night


Saturday 4/27

Married 4 Life Walk


Couple Love Celebration & Gala


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*All Friday events will be held at

The Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center

which includes:

  • Couples Mixer 6pm - 7pm

  • Couples Game Night from 7pm - 10:30pm which will include light hors d'oeuvres, beverages and a cash bar for alcoholic beverage purchase.


The Annual Married 4 Life Walk

Saturday April 27, 2024 from 9am - 12:30pm

at Atlanta Westside Park

1660 Johnson Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.

The mission of the Married 4 Life Walk (M4LW) is to reinforce the principle of “Walking in Unity." The purpose of this two-mile walk is to encourage couples to connect, walk, and celebrate with other like-minded couples who are committed to stronger and healthier marriages.


*Saturday April 27, 2024 from 6:30pm - 10:30pm 

Couples Love Celebration & Gala

at Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center 

with food and non-alcoholic beverages provided. There will be a cash bar to purchase alcoholic beverages. During the Love Celebration, enjoy a DJ, live band, celebrity performances, dancing, comedian and more. We look forward to you joining the Marriage Movement! **Attire is black & gold formal for the Love Celebration, and don't forget your dancing shoes for an evening filled with lively dancing, delightful music, laughter, and heartfelt presentations, all set in a warm, love-infused atmosphere.


In the realm of relationship and marriage coaching, Martez and Woodrina stand out as a formidable pair, harmoniously blending their unique skills to guide couples towards stronger, healthier relationships. With more than two decades of combined experience, they have adeptly navigated couples not only towards the threshold of marriage but also through the complexities of infidelity, crisis, and the need for relationship strengthening. This experienced duo has become a symbol of transformation and resilience, providing hope and practical strategies to those striving for healthier and more fulfilling partnerships. Coach Martez, a seasoned professional life coach and a proud United States Navy veteran, brings to the table an invaluable perspective shaped by his personal journey. Growing up without a father figure, he possesses a deep understanding of the masculine psyche, offering insights that ignite personal purpose and passion in individuals. His approach is not just about coaching; it's about reaching into the heart and reigniting the flames that drive personal growth and fulfillment. Woodrina, a licensed professional counselor, complements her husband's expertise with her own profound insights. Her personal triumph over marital infidelity and her professional acumen combine to offer a powerful perspective on the feminine experience. Renowned for her ability to bridge the gap between pain and forgiveness, she empowers women to connect and communicate more profoundly with their partners, fostering spiritual and emotional intimacy. Together, they are more than just coaches; they are a power couple who have themselves navigated the waters of marriage for over 32 years. Their journey and expertise have caught the attention of notable media outlets like the OWN Network, The 700 Club, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Sister Circle, Good Day Atlanta, Good Day DC, and Great Morning Washington, among others. Their counseling extends beyond their local community in the Greater Atlanta area, reaching celebrity couples and individuals across the nation. Founders of the successful Married 4 Life Walk marriage movement, an annual 2- mile walk that has drawn in over 2,000 participants all dedicated to re-commitment, re-connection, and fortification, Martez and Woodrina are also best-selling authors of A Blessed Affair: be careful what you curse your curse could be your blessing, their personal story of how infidelity turned out to be a blessing within their marriage. Renowned as speakers, authors, and relationship experts, they specialize in premarital counseling, affair recovery, and marriage & relationship coaching. Their comprehensive approach not only helps couples strengthen their marital bonds but also empowers them to build a foundation of trust, understanding, and enduring love. This duo's dedication to nurturing healthy, fulfilling relationships has made them highly sought-after in the realm of marriage coaching. They are also the founders of Dream Builders Marriage Coaching & Counseling, where they continue to make significant strides in the field of relationship guidance. Their combined expertise is not just about mending hearts; it's about clearing the emotional clutter that hinders growth in relationships. Their work has been instrumental in fortifying weakening bonds, mending broken relationships, and guiding couples into healthy marriages. They don't just offer advice; they provide a prescription for marital success, blending empathy, practical wisdom, and spiritual insight. ​ Both Martez and Woodrina share a strong faith in God, which they believe is the foundation of their passion and purpose in life. This faith is a driving force behind their commitment to building, healing, and restoring marriages. They see their work as not just a profession, but as a calling to make a meaningful difference in the lives of couples across the nation. For couples nationwide, Martez and Woodrina are not just a coach and counselor duo; they are the embodiment of hope and the architects of relationship resilience. Their commitment to helping others find harmony and happiness in their relationships continues to inspire and change lives, one couple at a time.


Coach Martez & Woodrina Layton, LPC



Ronnie & Shamari


Ronald Boyd DeVoe Jr, aka “Ronnie”, is a luminary and legend in the music industry. Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, he continues to make his mark as an renowned entertainer and member of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe. Beyond music, he's a family man, philanthropist, and enterprising entrepreneur. In addition to his musical success, Ronnie's ventures, like DeVoe Real Estate and Mission Bound Academy, highlight his commitment to advocating through education and wealth creation. As a public speaker, Ronnie leverages his experiences, resources and relationships to help impact lives in communities across the world positively. Healthy marriages, uplifting our youth and mental health awareness are among a number of causes that he supports frequently. In his words, “It’s a blessing to use my gifts and talents to fuel my ultimate purpose, which is to bless others...!

Ronnie DeVoe

Renowned for their unwavering commitment to both music and entrepreneurship, Ronnie and Shamari DeVoe, a dynamic power couple celebrating 18 years of marriage, have emerged as influential figures in the world of R&B. Featured in prestigious publications like Essence Magazine and Ebony Magazine, and highlighted on VH1’s “Couples Retreat,” they've earned the title of R&B Royalty. Beyond their musical success, their dedication to family, raising twin boys Ronald and Roman, has transformed them into authentic and relatable Marriage Ambassadors. Sharing their real-life journey, the DeVoes aspire to guide couples through the complexities of long-term relationships. Their upcoming book delves into the tools that fortified their own healthy marriage and family bonds, emphasizing the importance of family unity.

The DeVoes

Shamari DeVoe, born in Detroit and raised in Atlanta, epitomizes the spirit of a modern Renaissance woman. Beyond her roles as a devoted wife and mother to twin boys, she seamlessly navigates diverse realms as a thriving businesswoman, award-winning artist, and accomplished actress. Rising from her pivotal position as one-third of the platinum-selling R&B pop trio Blaque, Shamari has showcased her versatility in iconic films such as "Bring It On" and "Honey," while also gracing the screens of "Housewives of Atlanta" and "BET Presents the Encore." With a dynamic career spanning over two decades, including three albums, notable features, triumphant stage performances, and significant contributions as both an actress and writer, Shamari’s journey is a testament to talent, resilience and ongoing success.

Shamari DeVoe


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