Welcome! My name is Davis Hipps. My wife and I have been married for 17 years this May (2016). We have four children and a newly-acquired dog. I am not a credentialed marriage expert, not a pastor nor a marriage counselor, but I am passionate about seeing dads build strong marriages, seeing struggling couples turn things around, and I am passionately against divorce.

There are many reasons for this, but a big one is that, over the past few years, I’ve seen many of my friends and friendly acquaintances lose or throw away the most important relationship in their lives, often for what seem to an outside observer to be minor reasons. To be clear: some of these marriages broke up for extremely serious reasons, and of course I don’t know the reasons for most of them. These latter are the ones that I mean seem to be for minor reasons. Regardless of the circumstances, seeing these homes split apart breaks my heart and makes me angry, especially when I see the children who are devastated by these break-ups.

I believe in marriage. I believe most marriages are happy. I believe that children of happy marriages have a better shot at becoming well-adjusted adults than children whose parents get divorced. I believe that dads play a primary role in who their children become, either through their example or their absence. And finally, I believe there is hope for every marriage, no matter how strained, as long as at least one partner is committed to do whatever it takes to keep the family together. I started Dads Against Divorce to encourage dads to be that partner, to build solid, long-lasting marriages so that when times get rough, families stay strong. Thank you for being a part of this.