Debbie is an associate licensed counselor with a Master's Degree in Counseling. In addition, she has attended dozens of workshops and been trained by experts in the field of marriage education including John Gray (Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus), Michele Weiner-Davis (Divorce Busting), Harville Hendrix (Getting the Love You Want), John Gottman (The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work), and a host of others.

Debbie Preece  has been happily married to her husband, Rob, an astrophysicist, for over 35 years. She has had a passion for helping marriages for many years. Out of her frustration with the lack of affordable marriage resources in her community, in 2006 she founded the Madison County Coalition for Healthy Marriages where she conducted classes, helped organize marriage conferences and provided resources.​