The Love Coaches: Healing breaking hearts

The Luis Santiago and Janie Terrazas relationship coaching program is unique because it's based on a team that coaches couples, men, and women.


VISTA, Calif., September 6, 2015 – Finding and maintaing a loving relationship is difficult, if not impossible, it seems.

Professor Stanley at the University of Denver suggests that each of the following statements contains a nugget of truth:

  • About 31 percent of a person’s friends, aged 35 to 54, who are married, engaged or cohabiting have already previously been married.
  • People who have been married many years (say, 35-plus) and have never been divorced have almost no chance of the marriage ending in divorce.
  • The rate of divorce per year per 1,000 people has been declining since 1980.
  • A young couple marrying for the first time today has a lifetime divorce risk of 40 percent, “unless current trends change significantly.”

“Each of these statements is true and defensible,” Stanley told “On the positive side, the rate has been slowly declining. On the negative side, a young couple does really have a high chance of not making it…Marriages starting out today are at great risk for divorce or marital distress.”

Like many couples, Luis Santiago and Janie Terrazas did not start off looking for love. Their road to cojoined happiness was long and bumpy, which is odd as Santiago, known for his appearance on NBC’s “The Match Off”, is a winner of “Best of the West Matchmakers” honors. Terrazas is best known for playing Miss New Mexico in the film “Miss Congeniality,” which starred Sandra Bullock

Santiago and Terrazas met in 2006 while working on a fitness commercial. They eventually broke off their relationship only to reconnect within a year of their breakup. Their adventure concluded when they jetted off to Aruba for a 2011 wedding. The couple emerged from their Caribbean idyll having grown considerably in their union.

It was from their entertainment-inspired romance that their web site “The Love Coaches: Inspiring & Building Loving Relationship” was born. Their coaching program is unique. That’s because it’s based on what they call the “love team,” the “white dove duo.” They coach couples. They coach men. They coach women. They offer relationship classes and a free 30-minute relationship evaluation session via telephone, and their business is growing.

Just how did this couple extend their love into a philosophy that is helping other couples transform their relationships? They established a simple belief system based on their firm belief that “Love is the foundation for life and the key to true happiness”

The duo built their business not only by walking side by side with each other but also with their clients. They believe by having a support system with and for their clients, the walls that cause static, frustrations and unhappiness can be crumbled and swept away, gifting each individual with the genuine ability to love and be loved.

Part of the Santiago-Terrazas tool box is the couple’s proprietary “S.A.F.E.” Communication methodology. Also included: “The TEN LOVE VIRTUES” they claim will allow a relationship foundation that will successfully  “maintain health, happiness, and a strong connection.”

Another core tenet of their philosophy is “R.A.D.: Respected, Appreciated, Desired, Daily Love Deeds.” This daily dose of love strengthens the foundation of a strong relationship, one that’s likely to grow and prosper for the long haul.

Santiago and Terrazas focus on sharing their skills through many avenues. They provide a wealth of free relationship information on their website The Love Coaches, along with a free email subscription service that provides frequent inspirational stories and videos available via the site.

The topics they explore range from the general to the specific, always touching upon common issues that a great many couples or individuals face in their relationships. These tools, they readily acknowledge, are really only a a small part of what Santiago and Terrazas can bring to each client’s relationship. But every couple has to start somewhere, and working with this dynamic couple might be a very good way to begin.

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Rebecca L. Mahan
Rebecca L. Mahan is a retired law enforcement and Field Training officer who has spent more than 20 years studying domestic violence, working with victims of traumatic events and offers services to victims via her firm, The V.O.T.E., Victims Overcoming Traumatic Events, Program Mahan is a columnist, author and host of The V.O.T.E., Victims Overcoming Traumatic, Program" radio show. She has degrees in Church Ministry, Occupational Studies - Vocational Arts including her masters in Biblical studies. She is currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Philosophy of Theology program. Mahan has used her knowledge and training to write V.O.T.E.: Victims Overcoming Traumatic Events for use by patrol officers.