Hello and welcome to the Montwood Church of Christ (MCOC) Marriage Ministry page. We are so glad you have taken the time to visit our page and we pray that you find the information to be helpful and enlightening. Based on recent statistics, marriages are suffering at an alarming rate. The rate of divorce in the United States is nearly 50%.
God certainly did not intend for marriage to be a temporary thing, but a permanent covenant between husband, wife and God our Father.
Malachi 2:14, Proverbs 2:17, Matthew 19:6, Romans 7:2-3
Our marriage ministry and this webpage are intended to provide information and activities that will help grow, prosper, and sustain marriages through the tough times and above all, please God. The Bible teaches us that marriage is a reflection of the relationship Christ has with his bride, the church (Ephesians 5:23-32). MCOC wants all marriages to reflect the love that Christ has for his bride and it is our belief that the Bible provides all of the information required to attain such a level of love. The MCOC marriage ministry believes:
•God is the source of marriage.
•The Holy Bible is the resource to determine the standard for true marriage and true fulfillment in marriage.
•A true marriage is more than just two people being married, but, is characterized and governed by a sincere desire and practice of growing closer to God and one another, with the Bible as the basis for doing so.
Therefore; this webpage will reference the Bible, first and foremost, to provide information on how to have a successful marriage. There will also be other literature referenced (see recommended reading) that can also be utilized to help us with specific subjects associated with marriage. Marriage is a sacred institution ordained by God and we pray that this webpage is helpful to any and all married couples or those thinking of marriage. Again, we thank you for visiting our site and pray that this information helps you become a better Christian with a better marriage. God Bless.
The Marriage Ministry