Interview with Stephen Waldo, Founder of Husband Help Haven, Helping Men in Marriage Crisis
Josh Jurkovich talks to Stephen Waldo, the founder of Husband Help Haven, a place for men going through marriage crisis. Stephen is a marriage mentor and author who specializes in helping men in the midst of a marriage separation. Stephen Waldo shares his story of seeing his parents go through a divorce and deciding he would never let that happen to his future marriage. Deciding to drop out of college and pursue his freelance writing full time, Stephen created the Husband Help Haven website where he wrote articles tailored to men going through separation. After a year of research, writing and sharing the articles on his website, men began reaching out to Stephen for advice in their failing marriages, even asking if he had a book. Stephen noticed that there were very few products for men going through a separation and what was available wasn’t done well. Stephen decided that if he was really going to help these men, he would need to create his own product. After seeing a pattern in the types of questions he was receiving, Stephen decided to compile all the questions and answers and write his first book. From the outset, Stephen was always up front with men, reminding them that he wasn’t a marriage therapist and that his book did not guarantee their marriage would be saved. His honesty and openness helped him gain trust with men who also appreciated his approachability. Stephen later went on to create a more in-depth course called Peace & Control which he released in 2020. While using his course, men are invited to weekly Q&A calls on Zoom and they are given access to a private Facebook group. Stephen sees men forming a brotherhood where they support one another as they wade through the waters of separation hoping to get to the other side. Stephen’s mission is: He wants to see every man in every marriage step up. He wants to see every husband take his role as leader seriously. Most of all, he wants every married man to be one thing: Happy. When men come to Husband Help Haven, Stephen helps them take their focus off trying to control things that are outside of their control and says that if you cannot control the one thing that you’re guaranteed to have control over, which is yourself, you’re not going to get anywhere. Josh hopes Stephen’s story inspires listeners to create their own product, business or ministry which in turn can affect the lives of many people.