Michael Systsma, PhD is a pastor at heart with a passion for bringing hope and healing to relationships and sexuality. He is an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church who cares for people and families through his counseling and teaching ministry. After serving as staff pastor for over a decade he founded the nonprofit Building Intimate Marriages, Inc where he and his staff provide individual, marriage, and family counseling focused on relationship and sexual issues. His workshops and seminars have helped couples throughout the country. Dr. Sytsma is a certified sex therapist and one of the co-founders of Sexual Wholeness, Inc., where he develops resources and trains pastors, counselors, and other church leaders in healthy sexuality and addressing sexual concerns within the context of faith. He is a regular professor at several seminaries and speaker at national training conferences. Michael and Karen have been married since 1985 and have two sons, Josiah and Caleb.