Meet our team of relationship & marriage specialists


Byron & Francine Pirola

Directors, Marriage Resource Centre

Coauthors of the SmartLoving series, they reside in Sydney, Australia and have five children.


Ron & Kathy Feher

USA Contact

Ron & Kathy are the directors and authors of the USA sister programs of SmartLoving, the Living in Love Series. They reside in Florida, have ten children and a growing number of grandchildren.


Nigel & Rose Stokes

UK Coordinators

Rose & Nigel are our points of contact in the UK from which couples, mentors and parishes there can obtain SmartLoving advice, training and resource information.

Our Credentials

The Marriage Resource Centre and its international affiliate, the Pastoral and Matrimonial Renewal Centre have been developing and delivering marriage courses and seminars for over forty years. In excess of 100,000 couples have attended our seminars, retreats, courses and conferences and many more have accessed our insights and frameworks through our articles, talks and blogs.

The SmartLoving series is recognised internationally as one of the most comprehensive range of materials for Catholic marriage formation.