Weddings and Pastoral Care for Marriage
The gift of marriage was created by God for the welfare of the husband and the wife. In the beginning of the Bible we read about the final act of creation on the sixth day: “Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). While God did create the sky, the earth, the sea, the land, the plants, the animals, and human kind, his final creation was an institution – Holy Matrimony.
When a man and a woman are called into the vocations of husband and wife, they are invited to meet with the pastor to prepare for the Rite of Holy Matrimony, and more importantly, for a lifetime of marital love and fidelity. While the study of Scripture, and prayer, are essential to such preparations, the Prepare/Enrich process is also used by the pastor to help the couple become more aware of the strengths and growth areas in their relationship. To learn more about the Prepare/Enrich process please visit prepare-enrich.com
At The Family of Faith Lutheran Church, we hold marriage as a sacred estate. However, we also confess that we are all sinful. Because of sin, marital unity can be strained. In such a circumstance, a married couple may choose to meet with the pastor in private to discuss such strain, to pray, to read Scripture, and to confess sin, and receive forgiveness for such sin. In addition to such traditional pastor care methods, the Prepare/Enrich process may referred to as a means of enriching an existing marriage. In order to make an appointment for such pastoral care, please email Pastor Doug at pastordoug@TheFamilyOfFaith.org, or call the church office at 281-855-2950.