About Us

Our goal is to promote healthy marriages and healthy relationships in Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Your Marriage Matters is a 501c3 not-for-profit committed to:


1) Providing resources and funds to help couples gain access to marriage and relational therapy

2) Promoting healthy marriages and relationships through writing, retreats, seminars, and workshops

3) Having a voice in the faith community to speak theologically and therapeutically into issues relating to marriage

Your Marriage Matters was started out of a deep concern shared for the experience and understanding of marriage in our world today. We deeply believe in the importance of marriage and in its ability to unite and strengthen individuals into a sum that is greater than its parts.


While marriage is the most profound and sacred expression of love that two people can possess, there are many trials and tribulations that couples face. Offering the therapeutic side, our hope is that pastors and ministry leaders have a better comprehension and understanding of what issues married couples are facing today.


Through education and access to resources, we can start to bring wholeness and healing to relationships in need of repair.




Shane, founder of Your Marriage Matters, received his BA in Christian Ministry from Messiah College and has over six years of ministry experience working with adolescents and families in the local church. His formal therapy training is from Evangelical Theological Seminary where he received his MA of Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT). Shane is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) as well as a pre-clinical fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He started Your Marriage Matters hoping to expand the understanding and inherent value that marriage holds for us today. His deep concern for others in their access to relational wellness is the foundation of his work through this nonprofit.