What’s the Purpose of Marriage Ministry?

Keeping couples married is paramount for a healthy home. And a marriage ministry has the privilege of providing a place for couples to invest in their marriage, so families are less likely to implode.

5 Steps to Stick to Your Marriage Ministry Goals

If I were to ask you if marriage ministry is important, what would you say? Most people who work with and near families quickly answer this question with a resounding, yes! If I were to ask if marriage ministry is urgent, what would you say?

Setting Goals For Your Marriage Ministry in the New Year

Is your church viewed as a place where people can receive the practical help they need for their marriages and families? Whether you have a thriving marriage ministry or it’s just at the visualizing stage, setting realistic goals for the coming year will help you help others.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

We publish a new post for church leaders working with marriages every week—Thursday mornings to be exact. That more than 50 blog posts every year. Here are the top 10 articles we shared in 2018.

The One Must For Every Married Couple in Ministry

A few years ago, my wife Nancie and I hosted a Q & A luncheon at a youth pastor’s conference entitled, “Married and in Ministry.” The room was packed. Not because of us, but because of the topic.

LEADER PROFILE: Archie Rish

Every month, we’re profiling a church leader just like you. This month, we’re featuring Archie Rish. Archie has been the Discipleship Pastor at GracePointe Church in Douglas, GA, for the last four and a half years.

4 Reasons Why Your Church Needs a Marriage Ministry

Imagine if you coupled an active faith with an intentional focus on keeping marriages in your church strong. If the numbers go up when people take their faith seriously, imagine how they would skyrocket if they actually turned specific attention to improving their marriage.

Join us for a Marriage Ministry Gathering

Working in ministry can be a lonely endeavor, especially when you work as a field as small as marriage ministry. We try to help cultivate community with things like our webinars and Facebook group. But digital connections only go so far.

Introducing the New MarriedPeople Monthly

At MarriedPeople, we’re all about providing couples less content, more often. Rather than dumping a year’s worth of marriage content on them during an annual retreat or sermon series, we’d prefer to share practical advice for their marriage on a consistent basis.

What a Strong Marriage Ministry Should Look Like

I thought I’d write a different kind of post. I’d like to sketch out what I think a church with a strong marriage ministry would look like, and then I’d invite you to share your thoughts, in the hope that this could be a resource page or a springboard for discussion for churches that want to be more intentional about supporting the marriages.

6 Things Marriage Teaches You About Leadership

I once spent a day with a group of ministry friends and mentors. All of whom have been leading their organizations for a long time. We had a heartfelt conversation about the challenges of leading in the same organization for most of our adult lives. As I processed our day together, I realized there are common denominators between leadership and marriage.

LEADER PROFILE: Dave Safstrom

Every month, we’re profiling a church leader just like you. This month, we’re featuring Dave Safstrom. Dave has been on a Groups Team Leader at LCBC in Lancaster, PA, for the last five years.

Reaching Married Couples Using Social Media

More and more people get their information from Facebook and Instagram these days. You want to take advantage of this and capture their attention. But you don’t know how to start. Or you don’t have the time to figure it out.

How I Discovered My Sweet Spot in Leadership

Ask others you work with if they think you’re in the right spot. Ask your boss for his or her thoughts on your ministry sweet spot. Ask how you can grow, and when they respond, be teachable, humble and don’t be defensive. If you’’re married, ask your spouse the same questions you asked your boss.

LEADER PROFILE: Monica Humpal

Every month, we’re profiling a church leader just like you. This month, we’re featuring Rev. Monica Humpal. Monica has been the Associate Pastor of Grow Ministries at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist in Mooresville, NC for the last six years.

7 Paradigm Shifts Happening in Marriage Ministry

Studies show that people think of marriage ministry as preachy, outdated, and overly feminine. We’ve lost our relevance in people’s lives. But there are some shifts happening in some ministries that are changing how they approach marriage ministry.

Behind the Scenes of the MarriedPeople Podcast

In case you didn’t already know, we have a podcast exclusively for married couples. Every week, we publish a new post focused on a relevant marriage topic. Our goal is to explore a question that real couples have, expose the truth behind the issue, and give everyone one simple thing to do to improve their marriage.

Escape from Content Mountain

Through the years, I’ve learned that if you teach people less, they will actually learn more. This principle may seem counter-intuitive. It’s a principle that’s rarely applied, especially within ministry to married couples. When it comes to helping marriages, the church is content heavy and application light.

LEADER PROFILE: Everett & Kim Kvamme

Every month, we want to profile a church leader just like you. This month, we're featuring Everett & Kim Kvamme. Everett and Kim have been serving together at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Seattle, Wash., for the last 14 years. What's your favorite part of the...

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