Same Team was created by Mike and Angel Denker as the result of a home Bible study. Realizing that marriage takes effort, training, and a winning attitude just like football, they set about to write a book that would interest the husband as well as the wife. With football as their frame of reference, men can feel comfortable reading and experiencing interaction in small group atmosphere. As an NFL cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins, Angel learned a lot about football. She and Mike have incorporated their love of the game with their love of the Bible to make interesting, relatable situations that many married couples share. Their mission is to use the Bible as the playbook, God as their coach, and the couple as the “same team.”
Philippians 2:2 explains the foundation for Same Team
“Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one heart and purpose.” NLT
The “Same Team” approach reminds married couples that when issues come up, they are not two adversaries trying to attack and rule over each other, but they are on the Same Team, with common goals. Learning how to work together in love and shared agreement is key to a lasting, successful marriage.