Meet Ron and Jody

Not even a year into their marriage, Ron and Jody found themselves on the brink of divorce. Their marriage knot was unraveling, and they were desperately searching for how to save it. Then, God entered their lives and everything changed.

With the power of God, Ron and Jody were able to save their marriage and create an even stronger bond. Together they wrote The Marriage Knot and they now lead ‘The Knot’ marriage conference, unpacking the decisions that couples must make to keep their marriage strong with God at the center. Click the link below to schedule this conference in your area!

Ron and Jody sitting on high chairs presenting at a conference

The Knot Marriage Conference

The 7 Choices That Keep Couples Together

During this conference, Ron and Jody present many of the transformative principles that saved their marriage. In an event full of wisdom, humor, and refreshing transparency, ‘The Knot’ conference can benefit marriages, old and new.

Strengthen Your Marriage

by Keeping God at the Center

Marriage, like a knot, has to be kept tight. Left to itself, it loosens over time and can completely unravel.

In The Marriage Knot, Ron and Jody Zappia take a practical, God-centered approach to marriage. They talk candidly about communication, sex, conflict resolution, and more. Their book offers real tools to help strengthen your marriage and create a relationship that can endure the pressures that attempt to unravel it.



“The Marriage Knot is a must-read from my good friends Ron and Jody Zappia. They put it all out there for you to learn, grow, and receive healing from your pain. Through their life experiences, they have given us seven choices that we all need to practice to make sure that our marriages do not unravel. The sharing from Jody's heart at the end of each chapter is such an added bonus. These words will encourage and provoke you. Love it!"

Wilfredo De Jesús Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant Church, Chicago, IL

“With authenticity and transparency, my friends Ron and Jody Zappia show a path to a better marriage. I’ve seen them live this up close, and Donna and I have learned from them on our own marriage journey. Now, in The Marriage Knot: 7 Choices That Keep Couples Together you can get the wisdom you need to build a marriage that lasts."

Ed Stetzer Dean of Talbot School of Theology at Biola University

“There is no doubt in my mind that this book will help many marriages. The reason is simple: it explains and illustrates the foundational issues that bring harmony and understanding to our marital relationships. Every marriage has room for growth, and this book is destined to accelerate our learning curve."

Erwin W. Lutzer Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church in Chicago, IL; bestselling author

“If authenticity and hope is a hit, this book is a grand slam. Ron reveals the pain of broken lives and the power of redemption. He and Jody share their story as proof that Jesus can heal, tie two people’s hearts together, and change lives—even yours. Grab their coattails of faith and run the race!"

Karl Clauson Host of Moody Radio’s “Karl and Crew Mornings,” WMBI 90.1 FM, Chicago, IL; Lead Pastor of 180 Chicago

How tight is your marriage knot?

Do you feel that the knot of your marriage is becoming loose? Whether you’re recently married or have been together for years, reassessing your marriage can help keep that knot tight. Choose a quiz below to get started on strengthening your relationship.

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marriage minute

Any time you spend strengthening your marriage is incredibly valuable, even if it's just one minute. Take a look at these bite-sized marriage videos from Ron and Jody.