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Online Marriage Counseling

Meet the Team Behind

Because Marriage Matters®

Austin J. Holt
Co-Founder, Marriage Coach/Counselor

Meet Austin. Christian, Husband, Father and life hobbyist. He loves all things marriage, ministry, parenting, coffee, outdoors, etc. He loves doing deep, transformational work in the hearts, minds and souls of others so they can best show up exactly how God made them to. His love for people and for life is both contagious and energizing. 


Rachel K. Holt
Co-Founder, Marriage Coach/Counselor

Meet Rachel. Christian, Wife, Mother and lover of all things soft, flowy and fun. She loves marriage, ministry, parenting, reading, homesteading and singing. She loves helping committed couples level up their marriages so they can impact their families, communities and the whole world. 


Dr. Paul Carlisle
Staff Counselor/Therapist

Meet Dr. Paul Carlisle. Christian, Husband, Father, former Seminary Professor and Counselor. Paul is a staff Counselor on the team at Because Marriage Matters and brings a unique and valuable perspective, and offers all forms of counseling. 


Caitlin Couture
Customer Support Ninja

Meet Caitlin. Christian, Wife, Mother and support Ninja for Because Marriage Matters. She and her husband Stephen have been involved with BMM since day 1, and now play crucial roles in the business and community. 


Chad & Jess Schumacher
Marketing & Product Managers

Meet Chad and Jessica. This Christian, Husband and Wife team are the Chief Marketers for Because Marriage Matters. If you found yourself here on our website, it's likely because of their genius. They are also the proud owners of allegorygoods.com



Debunking Unreliable Marriage Advice

“Your marriage is JUST between you and your spouse and no one can give insight into it except the two of you” This is a prime example of weird marriage advice that our culture has learned to just “accept” as gospel truth, and it’s not the truth. At all. You cannot solve a problem from …

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Today’s Marriage Minute

// Complaints are hidden desires. Instead of complaining, stop and ask yourself “What do I really want?” For example, complaining that your spouse came home later than agreed and never called can be shifted to: “When you are running late, I want you to call me so I can adjust my expectations/planning for your arrival …

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Today’s Marriage Minute

// Where is the FRUIT in your life? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When our marriage isn’t growing, it might be because there are other things that are more important to us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yeah, that is a tough truth to consider, but the proof of what we care most about usually lies in the fruit we see growing in …

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Today’s Marriage Minute

// We get it. You’re afraid to pop the hood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You’re afraid that opening up means you’re going to have to experience pain. And maybe you’ve been given evidence in the past that says that’s true. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But not here. We’re here to tell you that if you and your spouse both want it, …

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