Clarence Shuler

Married to Brenda, father to 3 young adult ladies (he’s the minority in their sorority), author, relationship counselor, motivational speaker, and life coach.

He is the President/CEO of BLR: Building Lasting Relationships. For nearly 30 years, Clarence and Brenda have conducted marriage, discipleship, men’s, women’s, and singles’ seminars throughout the United States and internationally. They are members of FamilyLife’s Weekend Getaway Marriage Speaker Team. They’ve taught for The Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism-teaching Managing Marriage/Family & Ministry. Clarence assisted the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (Administration for Children & Families) with its National African American Healthy Marriage Initiative and member of Coalition for Black Marriages/Families. He’s certified in Marriage Education for Professional Training. As a Life & Relationship Coach, Clarence helps executives experience fulfillment in their personal and professional lives.

He’s been featured several times in Essence Magazine, Discipleship Journal, Black Enterprise and other magazines as well as radio, including Dr. Gary Chapman’s Building Relationships, Boundless—Focus on the Family’s Singles podcast and Moody Radio.

Faith-Based & Marketplace Diversity seminars are a vital aspect of BLR, provides businesses, churches, educational institutions and military desiring to reflect all people within their organizations with Clarence’s forty plus years of professional cross-cultural experience. He’s taught as an adjunct professor at numerous educational institutions.

As a Diversity Consultant, he has assisted numerous clients through his diversity seminars and/or hiring people of color and women in decision-making positions including the War College of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Equal Opportunity Advisors (European-based), Evangelical Free Church of America, Moody Bible Institute, Navigators, Association of Christian Schools International, Harvest Bible Chapel, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Crowell & Orchard Foundations, and Mississippi Valley State University (Historically Black College). These are just a few of BLR’s diversity clients.

Clarence is on the board of Ramah International, a ministry to post-abortive women and men. Brenda and Clarence help military & pastoral marriages, especially in the area of overcoming affairs and surviving deployment and pornography addictions. He is the former President of Moody Bible Institute’s Alumni Board of Directors.

He’s authored six books. His two newest books are Single & Free to Be Me & Keeping Your Wife Your Best Friend (men love this book-www.clarenceshuler.com). Winning the Race to Unity (diversity) is used by colleges, graduate schools and Ph.D. programs as a textbook, inspiring Wheaton College’s first ever Civil Rights Movement Conference! Clarence co-authored with Dr. Jeff Shears, Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, What All Dads Should Know.


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