Meet the Laytons
Martez Layton, a Certified Professional Life & Marriage Coach and Woodrina Layton, a Licensed Professional Counselor, are renowned speakers, authors and relationship coaches specializing in premarital counseling, affair recovery and marriage coaching.
The Laytons have more than 20 years of experience advising aisle-bound couples how to step into healthy marriages. This power couple also has decades of expertise in helping individuals in crisis fortify weakening relationships and mend broken bonds.
These renowned relationship experts share more than 28 years of marriage and have had their expertise and story featured on the OWN Network and popular Christian talk show, The 700 Club, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Good Day DC, Great Morning Washington and several other media outlets. They have also counseled celebrity couples in and outside the Greater Atlanta area.
Founders of the successful Married 4 Life Walk marriage movement, an annual 2- mile walk that draws in over 1,000 participants all dedicated to recommitment, reconnection, and fortification, Martez and Woodrina are also best-selling authors of A Blessed Affair, a tale about how infidelity turned out to be a blessing within their marriage.
Together, coaches Martez and Woodrina are continuing to deliver the prescription for healthy marriages. Whether mending hearts or clearing out emotional baggage, Dream Builders Professional Coaching can help you and your partner finally build the relationship of your dreams.
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Coach Martez’s prophetic insight into the deeply seeded roots of marital problems has helped hundreds of couples break away from unhealthy patterns, patch up broken hearts and get back on the road after being misguided and lost.
As a military veteran who grew up without a father figure, he offers a unique perspective on the masculine mind that allows him to see straight into the heart to reignite the flames of personal purpose and passion.
- Author of self-published book “How to Overcome an Affair: 7 Proven Ways to Restore Love and Trust in your Marriage”.
- Author of several articles on affair prevention and recovery, many of which are published on this site.
- Expert Author and Marriage Expert at selfgrowth.com.
- Founding member of IMPACT (International Member of Professional Advisors, Counselors, and Trainers).
Woodrina’s years as a licensed professional counselor combined with her triumphs in overcoming marital infidelity has afforded her the 411 from the feminine point of view.
Couples nationwide sing praises about her ability to help women not only bridge the gap between pain and forgiveness but also to gain a deeper understanding of how to connect and communicate with their partners spiritually.
- Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Memphis
- Master's in Education from Regent University
- Master's in Counseling from Regent University
- National Board Certified Counselor
- Licensed Professional Counselor
Martez and Woodrina, both strong in their Christian faith and godly principles of marriage, both found themselves having extra-marital affairs.
Martez cheated on Woodrina while stationed overseas in 1995. That affair lasted for about 6 weeks, but in fear of Woodrina divorcing him, Martez kept his affair secret for 13 years.
In 2007, Woodrina cheated on Martez on and off for about 9 months.
After the infidelities came to light, Martez and Woodrina chose to fight for their marriage and complete the process of healing, forgiveness and restoration. It was during their healing process that Martez and Woodrina committed to becoming a professional coach and counseling team.
In 2007, Martez and Woodrina were looking for marriage counseling from a professional counselor couple who had overcome infidelity themselves. At that time, there were no counselors they could find who had successfully overcome an affair in their marriage. This was when Martez and Woodrina launched Dream Builders Professional Coaching to help couples save and restore their marriages and to help others achieve their goals and dreams.
A Blessed Affair
This is our true story of healing, forgiveness and restoration after the pain of infidelity.
This book is for everyone. It is inspirational, thought provoking and compelling. This book questions your perspectives and causes you to take an emotional inspection of yourself and will leave you with a genuine understanding and appreciation for true love and forgiveness.
In A Blessed Affair you will learn how to grow from emotional tragedy to emotional triumph: “Be Careful What You Curse, Your Curse Could Be Your Blessing!" In A Blessed Affair we cover key issues such as communication, anger, forgiveness, spirituality, and steadfastness.
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