Rev. Jim A. Talley, Ph. D.
Relationship Resources, Inc.

Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, License #505
Supervisor of LMFT Counseling Candidates


BA:  University of California – Stanislaus, 1971 Turlock, CA
MA:  Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, 1978 Fresno, CA
Ph.D.:  Columbia Pacific University, 1991 San Rafael, CA


Dr. Talley has been counseling since January of 1970
He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Religion, 4th Edition, 1992-93.
Featured on CNN News Night, Nationwide, Live for Thirty Minutes.
The implementer of the Community Marriage Policy started by Michael McManus.
Appeared on Focus on the Family international radio program with Dr. James Dobson. 
Dr. Talley has appeared on over 150 television stations and 300 radio stations.


1965-1967  Mattel Toys Quality Control Engineer,  Los Angeles, CA
1967-1968  Guy F. Atkinson Construction Office Engineer, Modesto, CA
1968-1969  Youth Authority Research Home. Modesto, CA
1969-1970  Guy F. Atkinson Construction:  Office Engineer, Modesto, CA
1970-1976  Church in the Park Co-Director,  Modesto, CA
1967-1991  First Baptist Church Minister of Singles,  Modesto, CA
1991-1993  Northwest Baptist Church Minister of Singles, Oklahoma City, OK
1991 – Present Private Counseling Practice, Oklahoma City, OK
2000 – Present Founder of Relationship Resources Publishing Company, Oklahoma City, OK

International Author – Translated into 11 Languages

Too Close Too Soon with Bobbie Reed (1982)
Reconcilable Differences with Les Stobbe (1985)
Relationship Instruction (1986)
Reconciliation Instruction (1988)
True Colors with Terry Benner (1991)
Life After Divorce with Les Stobbe (1991) 


Ordained in 1972, Dr. Talley has many years of ministry experience in teaching and developing innovative ministries. He was a leader in the “Jesus Movement” 1970-1976. He developed a strong ministry to thirty to fifty year old married couples at First Baptist Church, Modesto, California. As a singles pastor, he also built an internationally recognized singles ministry that has trained leaders from over ten countries. He was the former director of the National Singles Conference He was also long-term member of the National Association of Singles Adult Leaders (NASL).

Personal Life

Married Joyce Burr on December 22, 1961. Together, they have three children and eight grandchildren. They have lived lives of moral integrity.