our team
mike stensland

My passion for Make It Last
Born with analytical gifts and an affinity for puzzles, I can read the meaning behind data and see the impact it could have on our lives if we interpreted it correctly and listened to what it has to say. Make It Last provides an opportunity to have a truly meaningful impact in life by merging my analytical skills and passion for helping others.

My life’s passion
I love to see others grow in their relationships, faith, and understanding. Having the privilege of helping someone grow and improve their life is an experience that can rarely be matched.

My favorite quote
“Love is the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth... Love is as love does. Love is an act of will -- namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love.” |
- M. Scott Peck

kristine stensland

My passion for Make It Last
I have felt the pain and helped others navigate the heartache of divorce and my heart can’t take anymore hurt. I want to use my experience to help others find the tools and information they need to have a successful and rewarding marriage.

My life’s passion
Our path in life is filled with people in need. As I move through mine, I strive to recognize when there is a need and do my best to help in any way I can.

My favorite quote
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” 
– Mahatma Gandhi

Nickie Froiland

My passion for Make It Last
I want to help people find the right partner to help make their eternal commitment last forever. Not every divorce can be avoided, but if we have the proper tools to help enhance marriages, we should be doing all we can to share those tools.

My life’s passion
When I hold a mirror up to myself each and every day, I want to be able to answer “YES" to the question . . . "Did I do my best today?" I expect my best to get better each day and strive to reach my highest potential in all areas, with and for all the people I love and care about.

My favorite quote
"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside themselves was superior to circumstance."
- Bruce Barton

Make it Last Team

The Team supports Make It Last’s efforts in a number of ways: 

  • Company Culture assessment and infiltration plan
  • Business Development Strategy and Execution
  • Web and Digital Design
  • Print Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing Strategy and Execution

Our passion for Make It Last
We have a passion to share our collective expertise and skills with businesses to help them move forward with purpose. We love working with organizations that know who they are and want to help others around them. Make It Last gives us an opportunity to help a company reach or exceed their goals while helping others - which is pretty awesome.

Your engagement will give us the direction we need to become an organization that reduces the divorce rate and limits the effects divorce has in the United States.

We couldn't do it without you.

we thank you
Make it Last
We take privacy very seriously at Make It Last, SBC.

We do not sell or make available information about our survey respondents, clients, or their data, except in cooperation with law enforcement bodies in regards to content violations or violations of applicable laws. Data collected for research is anonymous or de-identified to protect the privacy of the respondents. For our clients, information is encrypted and personal identifiers are stored in a separate, secured location and linked by a randomized identification number. 
To assure the highest levels of data security, we work with Qualtrics, LLC to assist with secure data collection. Additional information on their privacy policy and security statements are available at the links below:


Who is Make It Last?

Make It Last exists to keep marriages together. We are developing a new generation of digital tools to provide couples personalized information to improve the long-term success of their marriage.

Meet Our Team
The Beginning

Mike and Kristine Stensland, co-founders of Make It Last, are determined to use the pain they each experienced from past divorces to make a difference for future marriages. Since blending their families almost 10 years ago, they have been passionate about working with individuals and couples to give them the support and information they need to help avoid or reduce the pain of divorce. By tapping into the power of research, Make It Last provides those who work with couples an opportunity to help on a much larger scale.

The Goal

Simply said, we analyze past marriages to prepare couples for their future.

Our goal is to do this by unleashing the power of predictive analytics to help individuals and couples navigate through the journey of marriage. Learning from our past is a powerful tool and we want to paint the picture of past marital success to empower couples of the future.

The Ask

You can make a difference! We are looking for Make It Last Champions who want to help keep marriages together. There are many ways you can be involved:

The Impact

Together, we will reduce the divorce rate in the United States.

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