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Grow and strengthen the connection in your marriage

Struggling in a marriage can feel hopeless. We know, we’ve been there before.

But healing is possible.

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Making A Way Marriage provides virtual relationship coaching. Our aim is to help couples heal and reestablish connection, affection and intimacy in their relationships.

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Who We Are

We are Rusty and Erin Pleune. We’re husband and wife and owners of Making a Way Marriage. As marriage and relationship coaches – Rusty is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Erin is a Certified Biblical Counselor – we specialize in helping couples get to the root of their challenges and implement new ways of connecting.

​We know what you’re going through. Being married for more than 24 years, we’ve experienced our share of highs and lows. We coach couples using the same principles and tools that have helped us and others we’ve coached build deep, heart-to-heart connections with one another. If you’re experiencing dissatisfaction or un-fulfillment in your marriage, we can help.


Our Philosophy

Connection – trust, affection, intimacy – forms the foundation of a successful relationship. Yet, too often, couples experience the opposite: An emotional disconnect. They feel relational pain, hurt and distrust.


Our process identifies the root challenges of the hurt and provides a framework for couples to discover themselves and their partners, build a new culture in the relationship, and ultimately, experience long-term fulfillment. 

Our Process

We use a three-phase process for helping couples reestablish connection and build a new culture in their relationships. 

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Knowing yourself and your partner on a deeper level is essential for a thriving relationship. We provide tools so you can learn more about each other’s needs and goals.

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Learn new ways to relate to one another and practice healthy communication. We provide couples with exercises and techniques to rebuild connection and heal painful cycles.

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Implement a culture change in months, not years. Our goal is to empower you with knowledge and skills to respond to challenges and achieve success on your own as a couple.

Are we the right fit for you?

Making A Way Marriage works with couples from all backgrounds and relationship stages, from pre-marriage, to couples who have been married for decades. Although our training is biblically based, our coaching isn’t exclusively Christian. We want to create a safe, non-judgmental space for couples to heal, regardless of their beliefs. Also, our coaching style is present-future focused; we help our couples apply techniques that they can put into use now and begin healing.  

How we can help

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We provide virtual couple-to-couple coaching. Both Rusty and Erin will connect with you and your spouse, and work through our three-step process.


Your partner may not be ready to begin the process. Yet, we can help. Get 1-to-1 relationship coaching for strategies and tools to use in your relationship.


Take the Next Step

Discovery Call

Provide us with a brief overview of your relationship and what led you to call during a free 20-minute consultation. 

Develop a Plan

If we’re the right fit, we design an action plan for you to being the process of reestablishing connection in your relationship. 

Start the Journey

We work together in virtual couple-to-couple sessions to start the process.

What Our Clients Say

"We came to Rusty and Erin at a time when we couldn’t have been more broken and disconnected. They fostered nothing but a loving, safe, non-judgemental  space, something we desperately needed first before we could begin the process of finding our way again. Their counseling approach was a guided discovery that empowered us to do the inner work and create transformational changes necessary to make our connection the priority. With that goal in mind, we grew and strengthened both individually and as a couple.

Rusty and Erin are truly living in their gift and serving God’s plan for their lives. It is unmistakable.  Our story many months later is a remarkable one and we’re very proud of it.  But considering where we were and reflecting now on how far we’ve come, we couldn’t have done it without their guidance. We will forever be grateful to them and advocates of what they’re doing for couples in need."

John & Erin B.

Let's Talk

If you’re feeling “stuck” in an unfulfilling marriage, there’s hope. Contact Making A Way Marriage today for a consultation and to learn more about our relationship coaching service. 

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