MARRIAGE MINISTRY

We believe that marriage is a covenantal relationship established by God between a man and a woman, where husband and wife can grow and experience God's best for them as individuals and as a spiritual unit through the Holy Ghost. A healthy marriage positions us to handle many of the challenges in life, and it helps us to discover more about who God made us to be. Join us as we sponsor and host events that help to build strong, godly marriages.

BIBLICAL FOUNDATION

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him(insert here more tab).And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof. And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man4Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh [Gen 2:18-24]

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it [Eph 5:22-25].

RESOURCES FOR MARRIAGE

The Five Love Languagesby Gary Chapman
The Power of a Praying Wife by StormieOmartian
The Power of a Praying Husband by StormieOmartian

IDEAS FOR CONNECTING WITH YOUR SPOUSE

The opportunities we suggestto help husbands and wivesspend time together are of two types:FREEand those that cost NO MORE than $20. For instance:

Free

Go on a walk or light jog together in your neighborhood or local park;
Watch videos on YouTube of songs you enjoyed when you first met;
Leave short handwritten notes for one another in a place where you know they will find it. Do this for one day or for a number of days that are of significance to the both of you.

Look at your wedding pictures/video together and describe to your spouse what you were thinking about as you review your pictures;
Look out for free concerts and events offered in your city and make plans to go.


Less than $20

Movie Night: Rent two movies-one that you like and one that your spouse will like and watch both of them together; Coffee Shop Date: Sit down together and talk.