How to Stay Married and Stay in Ministry

Being married when you have a job is hard. It’s even more of a challenge when you’re a pastor. Here’s a few ways that you can have a successful marriage and survive in ministry.

How Ministry Will Test Your Marriage

Hear me if you are a young minister considering marriage—pastoral ministry is not a Norman Rockwell painting. Pastoral ministry will test the very bonds of your covenant marriage many times. 

Measuring the Success of Your Marriage Ministry

One of the biggest challenges of marriage ministry is that it’s important, but not urgent. How then do you measure the success of your marriage ministry?

5 Solutions to Providing Childcare at Your Next Marriage Event

One of the biggest things preventing couples from attending marriage events is childcare. But this can be a tough service to provide. Here are five places you can rely on for childcare at your next event.

How to Work with Your Church’s Communications Staff

During one of our recent marriage ministry webinars, a church leader asked how she could better work with the communications staff at her church. She was having trouble getting marriage content added to the website and social media. Maybe this is a challenge you can...

#OC19 Marriage Breakouts Preview

The theme for the 2019 Orange Conference is IT’S PERSONAL: It Matters More When It’s Someone You Know. Which is appropriate for both a marriage and a marriage ministry.

Your Church Can Help Couples Get Closer

Everything we do in marriage either brings us closer or further apart. It’s as if we’re constantly on a sliding scale, moving back and forth, further apart or closer together with our spouse.

Taking MP Monthly to the Next Level

This month on the blog, we’re talking all about email marketing in your marriage ministry. That means featuring our email resource—MP Monthly. This is a tool we’ve used to help churches build marriage ministries for the past few years.

How Your Church Can Use the MP Membership

What does our new membership resource mean for your marriage ministry? Even though we’ve created this for couples, we still want your church to succeed when it comes to helping couples.

How Traffic Lights Can Help Your Pre-Marriage Ministry

Years ago in our pre-married class, I started to use the image of a traffic light to help couples discern next steps in their relationship. While in our class, the lights have nothing to do with automobile traffic, they do provide a helpful guide for ministry leaders and mentor couples.

Why Valentine’s Day is a Big Deal in Marriage Ministry

The size of Valentine’s Day reveals that people care about their relationships, especially their marriage. They’re willing to spend time and money on it, but they aren’t always sure what the right solutions are. Why can’t we meet couples’ needs through the church?

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?