About Us

Working together to help build healthy marriages.

Biblical Marriage Mentors & Coaches

We have spent the last several years facilitating marriage groups and coaching others to find healthy routines for developing thriving marriages.

With a combination of having to work through difficulties in our marriage of nineteen years and seeing the need for mentorship and lack of support for marriages around us, we started on a journey that led us into marriage mentorship and coaching. We aim to come alongside other couples and walk with them as they gain a new understanding of how God created marriage, challenge some common myths about marriage, and help them create unity with one another and with Christ. 

As marriage coaches, we believe that it is only with Christ at the center that marriages are pulled into their potential. And without healthy marriages, there are no healthy families. And without healthy families, our communities suffer as a result. 

Together with our experiences and education, we are compelled to try to help others grow and thrive in their marriages.

We Want to see your marriage thrive

The Coaches

Ian Shaw

Ian is a Certified Christian Life Coach (CCLC) through the Board of Christian Life Coaching (BCLC). He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Spring Arbor University and a Master in Business from Eastern Michigan University. He has experience working in multiple fields and is always trying to learn new things. 

Ian enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending and serving at Radiant Church, and during his spare time, he enjoys woodworking and smoking meats.

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Emily Shaw

Emily has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University and has worked in the mental health field in multiple clinical settings. 

Emily enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending and serving at Radiant Church, discipleing others, traveling, and dancing at Grace School of Dance.

Hear What Others Have to Say About Us

"Let the ruins of Jerusalem break into joyful song, for the Lord has comforted his people. He has redeemed Jerusalem." Isaiah 52:9

"Ian and Emily have such a gift for the ministry of marriage coaching. They are not your typical perfect couple that’s never been through hard times. It makes me feel like they are so much easier to talk to and get help from because they won’t judge me and they know what I’m going through because they have been there too. I also appreciate the biblical foundation in which they work off of because I think oftentimes people like to remove God from the equation when it comes to marriage when I’m reality He should be the center!! I highly recommend Ruins Rebuilt to anyone looking to strengthen their marriage!!”

"Ian and Emily have hearts for people and their relationships. They've been through the fire and want others to grow from what they've learned and experienced so that don't have to experience it. They want to share the awesome restoring power of Christ in their lives with others. Their testimony itself is inspiring and helpful, let alone conversations with them. They are both safe, inviting people who are vessels that God has chosen to help the hurting. They helped my husband and I navigate some muddy spots in our marriage, and get us back on a good path."