Authors | CoupleTalk

Don and Alexandra (Alex) Flecky are the co-authors and co-creators of CoupleTalk – Cracking the Code to an Amazing Relationship.

They currently head up Relationship Research Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that takes proven relationship-strengthening techniques and creates innovative resources for today’s couples to improve their marriages. Previously, the Fleckys served as Shepherds of Marriage Ministries at their home church, Fullerton Free Church (California).

For over 30 years, they have taught and coached thousands of couples, on six continents (we’re coming for you Antarctica!).  They regularly speak at conferences, churches, ministerial groups, marriage retreats, and community events. They are sought out by various churches and non-profit organizations to teach couples classes, train class leaders, develop cutting-edge methods to help couples, and launch specialized couples programs.

The Fleckys were married in 1980 (on the day Mount St. Helens erupted!) and love using stories from their own marital struggles to give hope to couples. They have three adult children, one granddaughter, and a Sheepadoodle.  They enjoy jet skiing, traveling, and get a rush out of helping couples.

Meet Don & Alex Flecky

Hear more about Don and Alex Flecky, creators of CoupleTalk, as they share about themselves and their relationship.

Alex Flecky

Alex (Alexandra) is the co-author and co-creator of CoupleTalk – Cracking the Code to an Amazing Relationship. She also serves as the CEO for Relationship Research Foundation, Inc.

Alex has spent most of her life studying, learning and teaching about communication. With degrees in Speech Communication from California State University, Fullerton, she has taught interpersonal communication, public speaking, critical thinking, research methods, and argumentation at CSUF. She is co-author of an instructor’s manual for a college textbook on intercultural communication.

Alex has spoken at Smart Marriages, NARME, Better Marriages, American Association of Christian Counselors, BIOLA University Apologetics Conference, and Orange County Department of Education, as well as hundreds of classes and seminars with her husband Don.

Alex and Don have been married over 40 years. For the first half of their marriage, Alex chose to be at home raising their three children.  Now that they are all adults, she enjoys reading, crafts, and listening to her beloved opera music.

Don Flecky

Don is the co-author and co-creator of CoupleTalk – Cracking the Code to an Amazing Relationship. He also serves as the CFO for Relationship Research Foundation, Inc.

Don has a passion for helping couples make their marriages better and stronger than ever. And for the last 35 years he has been doing just that.

Since the late 1980’s he has worked with men and couples as a peer counselor, and in recent years, Don launched a number of programs for couples in crisis which have helped thousands of marriages. He has spoken to couples and trained leaders across the country and around the world, including Australia, Singapore, Ukraine and Morocco.

Don is a licensed minister in the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA), and has a counseling practice for in-person and online clients:  For many years, to support his hobby of saving marriages, Don has owned a general contracting business in Southern California. In his spare time, he likes to ride his motorcycle, fish, golf, and root for the LA Angels. He and Alex live in Southern California.