“. . . from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’ And he said, ’This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.” (Matthew 19:4-6)
Our desire is to provide a Biblical foundation for a couple desiring to build a strong, Christ-centered marriage and family. We want to help a couple create a marriage that gives glory to God, therefore, our process for marriage includes participation in pre-marriage classes and Christian counseling by a pastor of Friends Church.
- Couples desiring to be married by a Friends Church pastor, either on-site or off, must be regular attenders or members of Friends Church, must agree with and sign the Pre-Marriage Agreement and must meet with a Friends Church Pastor.
- Couples must complete a 13-week pre-marital class offered by Friends Church. The class, 1+1=1 Pre-Marriage Class, is offered in the winter of each year on Sunday mornings at 11am. If a couple is unable to attend the classes, arrangements can be made to take the class at another local Friends Church or to participate in one-on-one counseling with a pastor or married couple approved by the Church.
- All couples are required to meet with the officiating pastor for personal counseling up to 4 hours approximately three months before the wedding date.
For more information or to register for the Pre-Marriage class, contact the Church Office at (440) 944-1026.